Join us on Wednesday 10th August
as we celebrate our Feast of Title - St Lawrence's Day
- with a Sung Mass (BCP)
The parish celebrations will continue on Sunday 14th August
with a family barbecue
in the churchyard following our festal Sung Eucharist (CW)
. Read more about our patron saint here
, and look out for further details shortly...
We are having a busy Summer at St Lawrence, with our joint project with York Civic Trust to conserve the Rigg Memorial
in the churchyard now well underway, preparations for our heating installation
going well, and a very good turnout for our celebration of Her Majesty's 90th birthday
. We are especially excited that we are now advertising for a priest
to work with our priest-in-charge with a special commitment to our parish - O quam suavis!
Join us on Saturday 11th June
when there will be a short Service of Thanksgiving
in the church followed by a community picnic lunch from noon
- hopefully outdoors, in the refurbished Hall if not
. More details here
- we look forward to seeing you there. All very welcome, bring family and friends!
Our Archbishop will be in the parish during the day on Thursday 19th May
, visiting St Lawrence's School on the way - please come and support him. If you would like to join him at St Lawrence's School
, come at 10:30am
, you will be very welcome.
Sung Eucharist for Ascension Day
- Thursday 5th May at 7:30pm. Prayer Book, led by the choir to the setting by Rev'd H Woodward, with C Wood's God Omnipotent Reigneth
. All warmly encouraged to come.
A happy Eastertide to all parishioners and visitors to this website!
St Lawrence has been very busy recently, with Stainer's Crucifixion sung for Passiontide, a Palm Sunday procession and a passion reading, 70 gathered from across the York City Centre churches in the Hall for a Passover Supper, a fair turnout on a bright Good Friday, the Exsultet sung at a glorious Easter Eve Vigil (despite the stormy weather), a good number of parishioners celebrating Easter Day with us (including children hunting Easter eggs in the churchyard
), and Easter Monday's coffee morning.
Most services are now being held in the church. Other than our usual services, there will Sung Eucharists on Thursday 5th May
) and Wednesday 10th August
(St Lawrence's Day
) as well as Choral Evensong followed by the Friends' annual tea
on the afternoon of Saturday 21st May
. There will also be a rather special event
for all to come and celebrate at on Saturday 11th June
...save the date! We look forward to welcoming you soon
Remember that Stainer's 'Crucifixion' will be sung in church
on Tuesday 15th
. There is no charge - do bring friends.
For our many other upcoming services and events - from the Passover Supper to the Easter Vigil to the childrens' Easter Egg Hunt
- please click here
. We look forward to seeing you!
Come along at 10am and find out more about our Sunday School!
Find out what's happening at St Lawrence from the start of Lent (10th February) to Easter (27th March) by clicking here
. All are welcome at any service or event.
You can see our 2015 Christmas services by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you over Advent and Christmas. Our popular candlelit carol service will be at 6pm on Sunday 20th.
There will also be Christmastide festivities on the evening of Friday 18th December, from 7:30pm - an evening of seasonal entertainment including more unusual carols sung by the choir - details are being steadily announced - save the date, and sign up to the Facebook event here!
Unfortunately, cold weather has forced us into the Church Hall for regular earlier this year than for the last few years, and even the 9am service is currently taking place in the Hall. However, our carol service on the 20th will still be in the church - come along for a very warm occasion - just remember to wrap up!
Join us for an Advent Procession
(to mark the beginning of Advent) on Sunday 29th November
. More than a hundred came last year, and we look forward to welcoming similar numbers again! As Christmas lights already start to go up in streets and shops, come and remember what Advent is actually about (with some especially lovely music).