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 perhaps 1,000 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.

There is a broad range of services types, and both the Prayer Book and the Common Worship series are used, although St Lawrence has a largely traditional aesthetic. St Lawrence is one of only only a handful of City of York churches still managing to sing Evensong every Sunday, at 6pm. Have a look at the 'special events' tab for details on special services for particular occasions (e.g. Christmas and Easter services).

There is a great deal of other activity happening at the church - including bellringing, choral singing, the over-60s social club, talks, concerts - and tai chi...

Whether you're an interested student, a resident parishioner, or from another part of York and looking for a good church home - or wondering 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.


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St Lawrence Parish Office
Lawrence Street
YO10 3WP
01904632434 (Church Office)

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Holy Communion
Sung (Merbecke) with hymn and sermon on the first Sunday of each month; other weeks a short said service.
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM
Coffee Book of Common Prayer
"Together to Worship"
Varying non-Eucharistic liturgical forms based upon Morning Prayer
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Parish Eucharist (sung)
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


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
Pilgrim Course - A 6-week course, beginning on the 22nd October - followed by Compline
Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM for 1 hour


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
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Maundy Thursday: Choral Eucharist with Exposition and Stripping of the Altar
Led by Canon Michael Smith of York Minster
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 7:30 PM
Good Friday: The Way to the Cross
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
Easter Holy Communion
Monday 6th April 2015 at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Easter Parish Eucharist
Sung service, for Easter Day - nb. in church, *not* Church Hall!
Monday 6th April 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Easter Monday Coffee Morning
An Easter coffee morning, in the Church Community Hall - come by, please have a bit of cake, and support your church. 10:30-noon.
Tuesday 7th April 2015 at 10:30 AM
Licensing & Installation
The Licensing & Installation of a new priest to the Benefice of St Lawrence with St Nicholas and New Fulford - all welcome, celebration buffet afterwards.
Thursday 30th April 2015 at 7:00 PM
Ascension Day Eucharist
Thursday 14th May 2015 at 7:00 PM
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 Guided Tours 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 Pilgrim Discipleship Course

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 on some special occasions; you can often find someone around to let you in at other times; and regular Summer opening hours, which currently include: Monday and Wednesday evenings, Tuesday afternoons, Friday morning, and Saturday late morning-to-lunchtime.

Nurture Courses

Bible Study Group, Tuesday Lunchtimes; Why We Do What We Do series - Sundays 11:30-12:30

Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18952
Our Patron: Chapter of 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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St Lawrence : Lawrence Street, Just outside Walmgate Bar, between the City walls and the University of York., York, York, YO10 3WP

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