St Denys, York

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St. Denys is a traditional Anglican Church committed to sharing and celebrating the love of Christ within our local community.

Our services are held in a beautiful medieval church containing some of the oldest stained glass in York.  Services are contemplative in style and communion is taken every Sunday.  Sung worship is led by an organ (we are fortunate enough to have our very own organ scholar).

In addition we offer an attractive and accessible programme of regular one-off events including concerts, prayer evenings and cultural and heritage open days.

We would very much love to welcome you to our church.

Service Times:

Sunday - 10am (BSL signed service first Sunday of every month)

Wednesday - 9.30am - please note that from Wednesday 4th October 2017 this service will be suspended due to urgent restoration work.  Alternative venues will be announced in due course.  


Save our church from falling down!

As many of you will know, St. Denys, Walmgate, is a medieval, Grade I listed church within the York city walls, housing some of the oldest stained glass in the country alongside a number of other valuable Norman, Medieval and Early Modern treasures. Sadly, recent archaeological and architectural investigations have revealed that the north aisle of St. Denys is in need of immediate repair. We are progressing a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to begin work. However, due to the criteria of the bid the congregation still has to fund a large proportion of the work: £100,000! Hence, our appeal for support through crowdfunding at:  Any help, will be more than gratefully received.  Thank you.

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Mary Brooks
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Holy Communion
The service on the First Sunday of the month is signed for the deaf, except during January and August.
The service on the Fifth Sunday of the month is conducted in rotation with other churches in the City Centre, so may not always be held at St Denys Church.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
until Wednesday 27th September 2017


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Church Open In addition to opening for services, the church is usually open from Palm Sunday until the end of September on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am-4pm
Hall for Hire Please contact Ann White on 01904 633103 for details regarding the church hall.
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Elizabeth Jane NATTRASS (Jane)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18965
Built: c.1154
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: YORK (43111)
Benefice: York St_Denys (43/424BK)
Parish Legal Name: York St. Denys (430207 )
CofE Church Info: (643207 43/207)
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The current editor is: Mary Brooks

This page was last updated on Wednesday 6th September 2017
St Denys : St Denys Road, Walmgate, York, York, YO1 9QD

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