St Denys, York

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Built on the site of a Saxon church and possibly a Roman temple, this small mediaeval church was first recorded in c.1154. Its unassuming exterior belies the fine collection of mediaeval stained glass, including the earliest in York, which illuminates the interior. A sculpted Norman doorway and a 15th century heraldic roof are also worthy of note. One of only about 40 English churches dedicated to St Denys, whose figure can be seen in the 15th century east window.

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Mary Brooks
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YO32 3EQ

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9 Lessons and Carols
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
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Holy Communion
The service on the First Sunday of the month is signed for the deaf.
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 first second third and fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
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9 Lessons and Carols
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
No service at St Denys's today
Instead, services will be held at 9am at All Saints Pavement, 10.30am at Holy Trinity Micklegate and 6pm at St Lawrence, Hull Road.
Sunday 27th December 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Stained Glass Floodlight
Church Open In addition to opening for services, the church is open from Palm Sunday until the end of September (except on race days) 9am-5pm.
Hall for Hire Please contact Ann White on 01904 633103 for details regarding the church hall.
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Clergy: 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 43/207)
CofE Church Info: (643207 43/207)
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The current editor is: Mary Brooks

This page was last updated on Wednesday 23rd September 2015
St Denys : St Denys Road, Walmgate, York, York, YO1 9QD

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