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. There is a Sung Eucharist every Sunday morning and Evensong every Sunday evening. There is usually a said Eucharist too on Sundays, but the precise pattern changes on the first Sunday of each month. Beyond Sundays, Morning Prayer has been said or sung on weekdays at 8:30am in the Lady Chapel and there has been a regular midweek Eucharist - these are presently suspended but we hope they will resume once we are joined by our new Associate Minister. There are often services for feast days and other solemn days or occasional celebrations which do not fall on Sundays, sometimes chorally led.



Most Sundays: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

1st Sunday of most months only:

Sung Parish Eucharist   (Book of Common Prayer)

(At 9am, the Book of Common Prayer is always used - usually there is a grand but reflective said service according to the pattern laid down in 1662, but when, once a month, this service is the Sung Parish Eucharist, the altar is censed and the service is sung and embellished as proposed in the 1920s)


Most Sundays: Sung Parish Eucharist (Common Worship)

1st Sunday of most months only: Together to Worship

( Most Sundays, the Parish Eucharist is sung at 10am. Once a month, the Eucharist is sung at 9am and at 10am we offer a non-Eucharistic Service of the Word, based around Common Worship Morning Prayer)


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)


Special arrangements are made for major feast days, like Christmas Day and Easter Day, publicised in advance.

The 10am service is followed by tea, coffee, and other refreshments in the Church Community Hall - all are warmly invited. Tea and coffee are also shared after the 9am Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

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.