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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Holy Communion
Holy Communion 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 second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Signing Coffee


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Grade 1 Listed Building Tower Floodlighting Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Hall for hire Church Open Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service

Please contact Ann White on 01904 633103 for details regarding the church hall.

Visit our Church

In addition to opening for services, the church is open from Palm Sunday until the end of September (except on race days) 9am-5pm.

Nurture Courses

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The Revd Elizabeth (Jane) NATTRASS
St Olave's Vicarage
52 Bootham
(01904) 623559
A Church Near You ID: 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

St Denys : St Denys Road, Walmgate, York, York, YO1 9QD
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