Sunday Services

Regular formal liturgy dedicated to the worship of God is the foundation of our parish community. Our usual pattern of Sunday services is given below - although do check our Calendar page for special services and other changes, particularly on major feast days and on the first Sunday of most months. The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday morning and Evensong is sung every Sunday evening. Said Eucharists and Evensong are in their traditional forms. Sung Eucharists on Sundays are usually in contemporary language, although especially on feast days services may be in traditional language.



Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

At 9am, there is a said service according to the traditional Book of Common Prayer. This is a quietly grand and reflective service


Sung Parish Eucharist (Common Worship)

The church's 'principal service', the service is sung, supported by the parish choir, every Sunday. Usually it is in broadly traditional form but in contemporary language, but on the first Sunday of each month the service is in traditional language


Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

Deriving from the ancient monastic offices of Vespers and Compline, this popular service is sung every week, by a student-led choir in University term time and by the congregation throughout the rest of the year


Beyond Sundays, a shortened Morning Prayer precedes a daily Eucharist at 8:15am in the Lady Chapel on weekdays except Thursdays. There is also a regular Tuesday noon Eucharist prior to a lunch and bible study. There are often services for feast days and other solemn days or occasional celebrations which do not fall on Sundays, sometimes chorally led, publicised in advance. All are welcome to any of these services.

The 10am service is followed by tea, coffee, and other refreshments usually in the Church Community Hall - all are warmly invited.

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.