St Denys, York

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Built on the site of a Saxon church and possibly a Roman temple, this small mediaeval church was first recorded in c.1154. Its unassuming exterior belies the fine collection of mediaeval stained glass, including the earliest in York, which illuminates the interior. A sculpted Norman doorway and a 15th century heraldic roof are also worthy of note. One of only about 40 English churches dedicated to St Denys, whose figure can be seen in the 15th century east window.

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Holy Communion
The service on the First Sunday of the month is signed for the deaf, except during January and August. The signed service for the Deaf in November 2016 will now take place on Remembrance Sunday.
The service on the Fifth Sunday of the month is conducted in rotation with other churches in the City Centre, so may not always be held at St Denys Church.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour


Quiet prayer
The church is open for quiet prayer and contemplation. People may come and go as they please.
Every first Tuesday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
from Tuesday 1st November 2016 until Tuesday 5th September 2017


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
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9 Lessons and Carols
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
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(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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Church Open In addition to opening for services, the church is usually open from Palm Sunday until the end of September on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am-4pm
Hall for Hire Please contact Ann White on 01904 633103 for details regarding the church hall.
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Priest in charge: The Revd Elizabeth Jane NATTRASS (Jane)
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18965
Built: c.1154
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: YORK (43111)
Benefice: York St_Denys (43/424BK)
Parish Legal Name: York St. Denys (430207 )
CofE Church Info: (643207 43/207)
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The current editor is: Mary Brooks

This page was last updated on Thursday 20th October 2016
St Denys : St Denys Road, Walmgate, York, York, YO1 9QD

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