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St Lawrence Parish Church, York

Regular services

  • Sundays
    Choral Evensong

Other services

- Evensong continues every week at St Lawrence, but outside University term time sung congregationally. In addition, some extra weekday festal Evensongs may be led by the parish choir, particularly 21st May (Friends' of St Lawrence Dedication Festival) and the first Thursday in October (Harvest) both of which are followed by a traditional church tea

- Other irregularlly spaced choral services have recently included the Advent Procession, Nine Lessons & Carols by candlelight, and various Choral Eucharists (e.g, for Accession Day, Maundy Thursday, and All Souls - usually at 7:30pm) There are presently around 8-10 such services per year.

About this church

St Lawrence was founded in the 12th-century, and it retains a dragon-carved Norman doorway and its medieval tower in the churchyard (which contains many interesting memorials, notably the Rigg Memorial). It was rebuilt as York's largest parish church with a soaring roof in 1881-3. It has been altered only slightly since, the most recent addition being a good peal of bells in 1999. It contains much stained glass, including a very notable three-light 30-foot First World War memorial window in art deco style by Joan Fulleylove.

About the choir

St Lawrence's regular choir supports the Sung Eucharist on Sundays as well as occasional midweek or seasonal services (e.g., for Harvest, All Souls, and Nine Lessons & Carols). Choral Evensong is led by a fine student choir during University term time. When there is no choir (outside term time), Evensong is still sung, but by the congregation. 

Anyone interested in singing in any capacity at St Lawrence is warmly invited to get in contact

Contact details

Address: YO10 3WP
Phone: (01904)632434
E-mail: info@stlawrenceparishchurch.org.uk

Service calendar

**NB: Be sure to check the music list link (left column of this page) before travelling to the church, as there can often be discrepancies between that and the times on the calendar below.**


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