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. The parish of approximately 8,500  lies to the east of York, between the medieval City walls and the University of York's campus. Some church members have lived in or around the parish all their lives - at the same time, the church welcomes large numbers of students, many of whom live very nearby.

The church is York’s largest parish church and its spire that can be seen for many miles around. Built in a somewhat French and 13th-century variation of the Gothic revival style in the late 19th-century to replace its medieval predecessor (the Old Tower of which still stands in the churchyard), the interior was originally designed and further developed in the early 20th-century under the influence of the Anglo-Catholic revival - a movement whose traditions of practice and belief have since been handed down through generations of parishioners and are embraced by people of all ages at the church today. Both the familiar Prayer Book and the newer "Common Worship" series are used for services, with a sung Eucharist and Evensong every Sunday and well-supported often choral services for occasional midweek feast days. 

There is a great deal of other activity happening at the church - including bellringing, the youth club, choral singing, the over-60s 'Darby & Joan' social club, bingo, the luncheon club, lectures, and concerts. 

Whether you are 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 will be made very welcome.

 

 

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St Lawrence Parish Office
Lawrence Street
York
YO10 3WP

For booking the church hall: Please phone Elli Course on 07460 310910

01904 632434 (Church Office)

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Sung Eucharist for St Lawrence's Day
A traditional, chorally-supported Eucharist for the Feast of St Lawrence.
Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 7:30 PM for 50 minutes
Incense Book of Common Prayer
 
St Lawrence's Day Family Barbecue
Come and celebrate our Patronal Festival with a barbecue in the churchyard following the 10am Sung Eucharist! Till 3pm - With entertainment for children. All welcome free of charge, but donations of food for charitable use and money for the new church heating system are encouraged. Come and meet old or new friends (and have a look around the church if you've never been before). * We observe St Lawrence's Day as a parish celebration on Sunday 14th although there is a Sung Eucharist on St Lawrence's Day proper, Wednesday 10th, which you are also warmly encouraged to attend *
Sunday 14th August 2016 at 10:00 AM for 5 hours
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Sung propers (Merbecke) with hymns, incense, and sometimes a sermon on the first Sunday of each month; other weeks a short, reflective, said service.
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM
Coffee Book of Common Prayer
Together to Worship
A once-a-month non-Eucharistic informal service at 10am following a traditional Sung Eucharist at 9am - usually held in the Church Hall, and based upon Morning Prayer - come, learn, and meet people.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 55 minutes
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Sung Parish Eucharist
Our usual Sunday morning Sung Eucharist with the choir has a largely traditional aesthetic; followed by tea, coffee, and fellowship.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Evensong
Sung, every week (Noble); with a sermon; choral the first Sunday of most months; Solemn Evensong (with incense) on certain days. A popular evening service particularly suitable to newcomers to church.
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

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 ap@hardwick68.freeserve.co.uk
Every Wednesday at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours

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
Printer friendly list of events
Sung Eucharist for St Lawrence's Day
A traditional, chorally-supported Eucharist for the Feast of St Lawrence.
Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 7:30 PM for 50 minutes
Incense Book of Common Prayer
St Lawrence's Day Family Barbecue
Come and celebrate our Patronal Festival with a barbecue in the churchyard following the 10am Sung Eucharist! Till 3pm - With entertainment for children. All welcome free of charge, but donations of food for charitable use and money for the new church heating system are encouraged. Come and meet old or new friends (and have a look around the church if you've never been before). * We observe St Lawrence's Day as a parish celebration on Sunday 14th although there is a Sung Eucharist on St Lawrence's Day proper, Wednesday 10th, which you are also warmly encouraged to attend *
Sunday 14th August 2016 at 10:00 AM for 5 hours
Family Friendly
Coffee Morning
With sale of bric-a-brac, cakes, and so on.
Monday 29th August 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 

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Bible Study Group, Tuesday Lunchtimes; Why We Do What We Do series - Sundays 11:30-12:30
     
Guided Tours Guidebooks
Church Open 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.
www.backtochurch.com Hall for Hire Community Hall (with kitchen) - available for hire. Contact Elli Course on 07460 310910 or email info@stlawrenceparishchurch.org.uk
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Elizabeth Jane NATTRASS - Jane
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18952
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: Dean & 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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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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