St Lawrence has a small, open, and friendly robed four-part choir, of which we are very proud. St Lawrence has maintained a robed choir practically without break since 1870 and ever since the move to the new church in 1883 choral music has played an important part in St Lawrence's community life and worship. Today the choir sings mainly for the 10am Parish Eucharist on Sundays, but would like to sing for Evensong more often too, and currently sings for the first Evensong of each month where possible. The choir is a mix of students and local residents, and anyone is very welcome to join, even if only able (for example) to make term-time Sundays. Some of the choir had no experience of singing at all before joining the choir - anyone is welcome to have a go. Regular choir practice is currently at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. Additional rehearsals are occasionally organised for after Evensong on Sundays, and a student-only choir rehearses before Evensong on the the third Sunday of most months to sing at that service. We make a particular effort to gather an augmented choir built around the foundation of our regular choir for certain festival occasions from the wider community. Recent services of very high musical quality have included Choral Evensongs for St Lawrence's Day and for Harvest, sung communion services for All Souls' Day and Accession Day, and very well-attended candlelit Advent Procession and Nine Lessons & Carols services at Christmas. The choir has also taken part in carol-singing in the parish, and in performing a range of unusual Edwardian Christmas carols for a special Friends of St Lawrence Christmas do. If you are interested in singing at St Lawrence - whether keen to sing every Sunday morning, just for Evensongs, or maybe only for festival occasions - please contact us, speak to the organist or a churchwarden after a service, or turn up to choir practice one evening. You would be very welcome (especially if you're willing to come to the pub after practice!).  

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.