Welcome to Holy Trinity Micklegate.
We seek to be an open and inclusive congregation and you are most welcome to visit our church and join us in our worship. All faiths and denominations are invited to join us, and our position in the heart of the City of York means that visitors are a regular part of our congregation. Children of all ages are welcome, and there is a children’s area if children wish to explore and play during our services.
About Holy Trinity
Our parish is located on York's historic Micklegate, the ancient western entrance to the city, and we strive to serve the local community and those visiting York from further afield.
Holy Trinity Micklegate is the only monastic building in York to survive as a regular place of worship. A church has stood on this site for more than 900 years. In 1089 the Benedictines from Marmoutier in Normandy, known in York as the 'Alien Benedictines', created a priory here, on the site of a pre-Conquest church, which itself was possibly the successor of Alcuin of York's great Saxon church, the Alma Sophia. The priory was ended by the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, after which the building became a parish church. York’s famous medieval Mystery Plays began each year outside the gateway to Holy Trinity and for generations the script for the plays was kept here.
Worship at Holy Trinity
Central to our worship is Holy Communion on Sunday mornings at 11am. Our worship is rooted in the Anglican tradition and is neither evangelical nor anglo-catholic.
We accept children for communion before confirmation, with their parent’s consent.
As well as regular worship on Sundays, we host the Monks of Micklegate exhibition and own an adjacent medieval hall, Jacob's Well in Trinity Lane.
Visiting Holy Trinity
The church is open from 10am to 4pm on most days, and many visitors come to Holy Trinity during the week to find peace and contemplation.
Baptisms at Holy Trinity
We accept anyone for baptism who is a resident within the parish, and will also accept those who live outside the benefice. Baptisms are normally held in our Sunday morning service to allow our congregation to accept the candidate. We ask that parents of tiny children spend some time with a Church of England minister so that they understand the commitment they are making. Older candidates are asked to undertake more formal preparation.