About Us

As a Christian Church called to reflect the love of Jesus to all people, All Saints, Pavement offers a warm welcome to every person who would like to worship with us.

People of any age, race, sex, gender identity, nationality, ability and sexual orientation are encouraged to join us, and we hope that you will find an affirming, loving and inclusive community here.

All are welcome in God’s house.

Meeting at the Parish Church of All Saints, Pavement – an historic church in the centre of the City of York – we use The Book of Common Prayer at our Sunday services, in which music is provided by our choir and organist (at 10.30am and 6.30pm).

All Saints, Pavement is the Guild and Civic Church of the City of York. It is also the Regimental Church of the Royal Dragoon Guards. As a result there are many special services held each year at the church.

The lantern tower was build to house a lamp, which could act as a beacon for travellers in the Forest of Galtres (to the north of the city). It was restored after the First World War to act as the church's war memorial.

The church retains many interesting features inside including the City council pew, and the pulpit (which dates from 1634) from which John Wesley preached during a visit to York.

The stained glass is from three different periods: the passion window at the west end dates from 14th century and is unique; four 19th century windows by Charles Kempe; and one modern window, installed in 2002, which commemorates the Royal Dragoon Guards.

Throughout the week, and on Saturdays, the church is open for visitors between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Our parish hall – St Crux – is situated at the Pavement end of Shambles, and is sometimes open for refreshments. It is available for charitable organisations to hire by contacting the Hall Manager.