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Located prominently in St Helen's Square, this church is most famous for its west facade which faces the Mansion House and is opposite the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms. Originally a medieval church, it has been rebuilt several times and the present structure dates from the 19th century but retains a medieval design and feel. Contains a fine 12th century font and glass dating from the 14th century.

We hold at least one service each week. Some are Celtic inspired whilst others feature classical and traditional church music. Most services are supported by our Choral Scholars.

• We celebrate a Celtic inspired Communion on the first and third Saturdays of each month at midday (40 minutes)
• We hold Organ Vespers on the second Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm(30 minutes)
• We celebrate Eucharist on the last Sunday of the month at 6pm.
We also hold services on mid-week Feast Days and other special occasions.



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Map reference: SE 601519  Lat: 53.95969 Long: -1.08551

By Public Transport:
Train station: York, various city centre bus routes including Park and Ride


Revd Jane Nattrass



St Helen's Square,

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area


  • Wheelchair users will find it difficult to open the entrance doors without help.


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


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