His name is Phil and he lives at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
His name is Phil, and his home is The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He is named after the former head of the Cathedral School, Philip Foote. Phil (the peacock) arrived there shortly after his brother’s, Jim and Harry – who, unlike Phil, are blue. The three peacocks roam the grounds freely, and are most vocal in the Spring. This is a great time to visit. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is located near 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
Looking back at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Virtual Blessing of the Animals in 2021, and a look at the Cathedral’s Textile Conservation Lab.
Update ~ The Cathedral will be retiring the Peacocks on January 21, 2023. The three peacocks, who have spent the past 21 years at the Cathedral, will move to a wildlife sanctuary in South Salem, New York.