The major building work in the church is now complete and the church is warm and clean and in use year-round. Click here for details. Donations towards the substantial cost of this work are still very much welcomed.
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 7,500 souls 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 building is York’s largest parish church and its spire can be seen for many miles around, a statement of Victorian evangelistic ambition of an Anglo-Catholic character built within the churchyard of the medieval church whose picturesque tower still stands today. The new church and the worshipping traditions of St Lawrence have been shaped predominantly by the legacy of the Oxford Movement and those traditions of practice and belief are embraced by people of all ages at the church today.
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.