Our churches in York's city centre are open every day whether you want to look around, spend some quiet time in prayer or meditation, or attend a service. (St Lawrence has special open days.)


1pm at St Lawrence

7.30pm at Holy Trinity Micklegate

You are warmly invited to the Eucharist for Ascension Day


Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens,
so we in heart and mind may also ascend
and with him continually dwell;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.Amen

Ascension Day: Thursday 25 May 2017


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About us

Since 2010, the churches of All Saints Pavement, St Denys, St Helen, St Martin and St Olave have been working together under a Priest-in-Charge, who now also covers Holy Trinity Micklegate and St Lawrence. We offer a variety of worship through different services in our churches, with the hospitality of the Eucharist at the heart of everything we do. Each has a distinctive character, which we hope you will explore. Come, and you will see.

  • All Saints Pavement – the Guild and Civic church of York. Uses the Book of Common Prayer.
  • St Denys – a traditional parish church with services signed for the deaf and hard of hearing (1st Sunday of the month)
  • St Helen – makes use both of the richness of Celtic spirituality and  through its choral scholars and other musicians also explores the musical variety of  liturgy.
  • St Martin – worship is centered on Peace and Reconciliation
  • St Olave – a liberal Anglo-Catholic church with a growing Sunday School and strong musical tradition.
  • Holy Trinity Micklegate – a parish church with an important monastic past
  • St Lawrence - An active church in York, between the busy University of York campus and the ancient city walls – serving the Parish of St Lawrence -with-St Nicholas with Christian prayer, worship, fellowship, hospitality, and charity.


(See calendar for the month for full details.)

All Saints Pavement: Sundays 9.00am: Said Holy Communion; 10.30am either Mattins or Sung Eucharist. 6.30pm Evensong

St Denys: Sundays 10.00am: Holy Communion (with a signed service for the deaf and hard-of-hearing on the first Sunday of each month)*

St Helen: On the first and third Saturdays of each month there is a service at noon in the Celtic style. You will find a warm welcome. Our Saturday Eucharists are drawing on the richness of Celtic spirituality with an emphasis on a sense of God and the saints as a continuing, personal, helpful presence; respect for nature, art and poetry, learning and hospitality, is very important.

We also have a service of Organ Vespers at 6.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month - this consists of readings, prayers and organ music around a theme, and lasts for 30 minutes. It comes from the Lutheran tradition.  One Bach Cantata is also sung liturgically each term.

On the last Sunday of each month there is a  Sung Eucharist at 6pm, usually supported by our Choral Scholars and sung to a classical setting.

In addition there are other special midweek services, depending on the time of year - watch the Church Notice Board for details, or look at the St Helen's web site.

St Martin Coney Street:  Wednesdays 12.15pm and Saturdays 10.00am: Eucharist (1st Saturday, Morning prayer). St Martin's is a member of the Community of the Cross of Nails and is dedicated to Peace and Reconciliation. Its services and liturgy reflect this.

St Olave:Sundays  8.30am and 10.30am Sunday School meets at 10.30am . 

Sunday School meets at 10.30am during the Sung Eucharist

Holy Trinity Micklegate: Sundays 11.00am: Sung Eucharist; Wednesdays 12.15: Holy Communion*

St Lawrence, Lawrence Street: Sundays 9am: BCP Communion; 10am Sung Eucharist or Morning Prayer; 6pm Evensong

Sunday School meets at 10am


Other city centre Anglican churches

All Saints North Street - a church with a strong Anglo-Catholic tradition

York Minster - the seat of the Archbishop of York, and the Cathedral of the Diocese of York

St Michael le Belfrey - a church with a strong sense of mission

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