St Lawrence, York

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St Lawrence Parish Church is home to a growing congregation of all ages and many backgrounds, worshipping on a site used for Christian worship for at least 800 years. Some church members have lived in the parish all their lives - at the same time, the church welcomes large numbers of students, many of whom live very nearby. 

Services tend to be on the traditional side of things, but there is a broad range - from Holy Communion (1662 BCP) sung to Merbecke, to the café-style 8pm Night Prayer service. St Lawrence is one of only four City of York churches to still sing Evensong every Sunday, at 6pm. There is a great deal of other activity at the church, including bellringing, choral singing, the over-60s social club, talks, concerts, and fairs. 

If you live in the York area and are looking for a church home - or wonder if you should be - please do come along to a service one Sunday soon. If you are just visiting York, come and say hello - you would be very welcome. 

Our website (shared with St Hilda's):
Our bellringers' website (with extra info and photos of general interest):


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Mrs Caroline Mozley (administrator)
St Lawrence Parish Office
Lawrence Street
YO10 3WP
Tel: (01904) 632434
  • Regular Services
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Holy Communion
Sung (Merbecke).
Every first Sunday at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee Book of Common Prayer
Together to Worship
New non-Eucharistic all-age service.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship
Sung, every week (Tallis).
Every Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Occasional Choir Practice
For larger upcoming services, involving more complex music and extra singers, we sometimes have additional practices after Evensong (see Wednesday practice for more choir information).
Occasional - speak to our director of music for details on dates. every Sunday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours
Night Prayer
In the Community Hall.
Every Sunday at 8:00 PM


Morning Prayer
Except bank holidays, every Monday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Incense Common Worship
Darby & Joan Club
Over 60s social club.
Every Monday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
Bellringing Practice
Practice for Sunday ringing; invariably followed by pub trip.
Including bank holidays, every Monday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours


Morning Prayer
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Incense Common Worship
Bible Study Class
(bring your own sandwiches!)
Every Tuesday at 12:10 PM for ¾ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Incense Common Worship
Over 60's Lunch Club
Contact Ann Dickson 01904 412140
Every other Wednesday at 12:00 PM for 1½ hours
Choir Practice
Regular choir practice, followed by pub trip for those so minded - if you are interested in joining us, come along, or speak to our director of music after a service or by e-mailing [email protected]
Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours


Morning Prayer
Every Thursday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Incense Common Worship


Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Incense Common Worship
Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 2 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Spire/steeple Floodlighting Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Hall for hire Church Open Nurture Courses Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available

Community Hall (with kitchen) - available for hire at £12 per hour. Contact Mrs Ann Dickson - 01904 412104

Visit our Church

Come along and see us at a service! Otherwise, open for set hours during the Summer, and on some special occasions; you can often find someone around to let you in at other times, though.

Nurture Courses

Other information
A Church Near You ID: 18952
Our Patron: York Minster
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: YORK (43111)
Benefice: York St Lawr w St Nic (43/426 R)
Parish Legal Name: St. Lawrence with St. Nicholas, York (430194 43/194)
CofE Church Info: (643194 43/194)
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The current editor is: Mr. Iain R J Milne

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