Worship

Regular formal liturgy dedicated to the worship of God is the foundation of our parish community. Our usual pattern of services is given below - although do check our Calendar page for special services and other changes, particularly on major feast days. The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday morning and Evensong is sung every Sunday evening

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SUNDAY SERVICES

9am

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


10:15am

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. The 10:15am service is followed by tea, coffee, and other refreshments usually in the Church Community Hall - all are warmly invited


6pm

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

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BEYOND SUNDAYS

Morning Prayer is said at 8:30am in the Lady Chapel on all weekdays except Thursdays.

A (said) Eucharist is usually held at noon in the Lady Chapel every Tuesday, prior to the weekly lunch and bible study to which anyone is welcome.

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. Of these, coming up soon are a service of Solemn Choral Matins at 11:30am on Saturday 2nd March (for the dedication of St Lawrence's new heating system), a Sung Eucharist for Ash Wednesday on 6 March at 7:30pm, a Sung Eucharist for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 25 March at 7:30pm, a devotional performance of Olivet to Calvary on 7 April at 6pm, and services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, and Sunday in Easter week. Later in the year we will be hosting Choral Matins for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, with the York Normandy Veterans, at 11:30am on 22 June.

All are welcome to any of these services.

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.