You can now see the Friends of St Lawrence's 2018-19 year programme here
. There is a lot to look forward to in the Friends 60th anniversary year - have a look at the list of talks and remember to take note in your diaries!
Please join us and student choir The Caelestis Consort this Sunday at 6pm for Solemn Choral Evensong, at the end of the academic year, on the Eve of the Feast of St John the Baptist. Do share this post or the Facebook event with anyone you think might like to attend. Free entry. Cava and cake reception to follow.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/156928751799747/?event_time_id=156928771799745
On Sunday 10th June at 6pm there will be Solemn Mass on the Eve of the Feast of St Barnabas. The mass will be Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor, marking the 60th anniversary year of his death, sung by the Caelestis Consort along with other RVW tunes.
See the attached poster for more details, and please do share it with your family and friends, as well as inviting them.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1895181363889809/
There are two major events coming up at St Lawrence:
On Wednesday 9th May, the Colorado State University Pueblo Concert Choir will be joining us to sing for a Vigil Eucharist for the Eve of the Feast of Ascension (6:30pm) followed by a concert at 8pm.
On Sunday 20th May, Choral Evensong for Whitsunday, featuring Andrew Carter's unpublished Californian canticles, followed by a reception generously funded by Rupert Sheldrake.
We hope that you will be able to join us.
, the season of penitence and reflection when we are all encouraged to prepare for Easter, begins on 14th February
(marked at St Lawrence with a Sung Eucharist for Ash Wednesday). During Lent, why not join in with the daily Morning Prayer & Eucharist (at 8:15am in the Lady Chapel, weekdays except Thursdays), the Tuesday noon Eucharist and Bible Study (in church, bible study focussing on the Lord's Prayer), the three-week Tuesday evening 'Exploring Christianity' course (details on the poster below, in the Church Hall), or the Thursday evening ecumenical bible study based at the Carmelite Convent at 110 Lawrence Street (15th February to 22nd March, 7pm). All are welcome to attend any of these services or times of study, discussion, and reflection.
During Lent, we cover all crosses and images in the church and music will reflect the season at both Sung Eucharists and at Choral Evensongs. On Passion Sunday (18th March) the student choir will be singing for a special final service of term - music and readings for Passiontide.
During Holy Week, there will be noon Prayer Book services of Holy Communion Monday 26th March, Tuesday 27th March, and Wednesday 28th March; there will be a Sung Eucharist (with the stripping of the altars) on Maundy Thursday evening at 7:30pm (29th March); and the Liturgy of Good Friday (with communion from the reserved sacrament) will be offered on Good Friday at 2pm. Finally, we look forward to celebrating the joy of the resurrection of Christ on Easter Day - Sunday 1st April.
On Sunday 28th January
we will be celebrating the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Choral Evensong. There will be a guest preacher, a candlelit procession, and cava, cake, and other refreshments after the service to celebrate this special day. All very welcome - join us for 6pm
As we welcome back students from their Christmas break, our Choral Evensong series will be restarting again this Sunday. The musical programme for January is given below and a fuller list for the term will soon be published. We look forward to seeing you one evening at 6pm soon.
Anybody interested in joining the Caelestis Consort at St Lawrence should contact the choral director on firstname.lastname@example.org
Advent will soon be upon us, and to mark the first Sunday of Advent we are holding a 'Gift Day', inviting people to respond to God's gifts to us with a special one-off gift to the church to support its increasing work. The day will finish with drinks and cake served to thank, in particular, the contribution of our student singers over the past term. We look forward to seeing you.
York Musical Society's 2017 Christmas Concert
will be held at St Lawrence on Saturday 9th December
, supported by a brass quintet and raising money for Arc Light
. Refreshments afterwards will be for donations in support of church funds. Tickets are available both in advance and on the door. Save the date and tell your friends!
We have two exciting concerts coming up soon at St Lawrence. On Saturday 9 December at 4pm York Musical Society will be singing a Christmas programme, supported by organ and brass quintet. More details to follow, but save the date!
Coming up sooner though, on 11 November at 7pm the University of York Brass Band will be visiting again - this time joined by the Tewit Youth Band. Not to be missed! Adults £7, concessions £5.