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 (Ascension Day) 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 at 7:30pm. 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!
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 at 6pm. 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).
All Saints' Day (Sunday 1st November): Sung Holy Communion at 9am, Sung Parish Eucharist at 10am, Evensong at 6pm
All Souls (Monday 2nd November): Solemn Requiem Mass, 7pm. If you would like the name of a departed loved one to be read out at this service, please contact our priest-in-charge at firstname.lastname@example.org, on 07568530503, or on 01904 623559.Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 8th November): 9am said Holy Communion, 10am Sung Parish Eucharist with laying of wreaths and minute's silence, 6pm Service of Remembrance with lanterns.
We had a very happy and successful series of Harvest celebrations - it was lovely to welcome children and teachers from St Lawrence's school together with the Archbishop of York on Sunday, whilst the choir were particularly melodious at Evensong before a cheerful Harvest supper on Wednesday. Thank you to all those who contributed in whatever way and whichever form.
We will be delighted to welcome His Grace the Lord Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, to lead our Harvest Sunday service at 10am on Sunday 4th October. Come along for the chance to hear him.
Our traditional Harvest Choral Evensong and Supper will be on Wednesday 7th October. This is always a particularly jolly and well-attended occasion, and we look forward to seeing lots of you there. The choir shall sing Stainer's anthem 'Ye Shall Dwell In The Land'. Supper tickets £5, concessions £3 - don't miss out!
Rev'd Nattrass and others enjoying tea and cake in the churchyard on St Lawrence's Day
An enjoyable St Lawrence's Day passed successfully on Sunday 9th (properly the Eve of the Feast), with a special Sung Eucharist in the morning, festivities including tea and cake in church and hall and a historical display including old church registers brought out from the Borthwick Institute, and a well-attended service of Choral Evensong.
A page from one of the registers on display - note the son of a Clerk of Works at Castle Howard following in the footsteps of its architect, Sir John Vanbrugh, in getting married at St Lawrence!
Many thanks to all who came by, and to those whose assistance helped make it such a successful day!
An active Church of England church in York, between the busy University of York campus and the ancient city walls – serving the Parish of St Lawrence -with-St Nicholas with Christian prayer, worship, fellowship, hospitality, and charity.