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 - from very traditional sung 1662 Prayer Book services, to the much less formal 8pm Night Prayer service - "a time to be still, to wonder, and to hope". 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
York
YO10 3WP
01904632434 (Church Office)

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Sunday

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
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
Evensong
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
A time to be still, to wonder, and to hope - prayer, music, discussion, and cake. In the Community Hall.
Every Sunday at 8:00 PM
Common Worship

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Incense Common Worship
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East Window Re-Dedication Festival
Sung Parish Eucharist with re-dedication of the the East Window, repaired after storm damage; followed by celebratory refreshments.
Sunday 26th October 2014 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee Incense
All Souls Requiem: Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
A service for us to remember our loved ones, former parishioners, and all who have passed beyond this transitory life.
Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Service of Remembrance
Traditional service of remembrance for those fallen in war.
Sunday 9th November 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Advent Procession
Candlelit service with Advent carols and antiphons, for the first day of Advent.
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Friends of St Lawrence Christmas Event
Following last year's highly-popular 'Edwardian Christmas' - details to be confirmed, but definitely with familiar and unusual old carols, handbells, mince pies, fun, and fellowship! Suitable for all, small ticket charge.
Friday 19th December 2014 at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Lessons & Carols
Traditional choral candlelit Christmas carol service - attended by more than 100 last year! Followed by mince pies and related refreshments.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Coffee
Service of the Longest Night
Held on the longest night of the year, we remember that the Christ-child was born into a world of sorrow and suffering - a world that desperately needed the hope only he could bring. Join us for a time of acknowledging heartbreak and anticipating healing.
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 8:00 PM for 50 minutes
Crib Service
A Christmas Eve service for children, around the crib.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 3:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Midnight Mass
Traditional Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:45 PM for 50 minutes
Christmas Day Eucharist
St Lawrence's Christmas Day service - please join us to celebrate the nativity of our Lord and Saviour together.
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
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
Bookings

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

 
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)
Short URL: acny.uk/18952/
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