This medieval church in York's city centre is open every day whether you want to look around, spend some quiet time in prayer or meditation, or attend a service.


St Helen Stonegate is right in the historic city centre of York, on St Helen's Square facing the Guildhall and Mansion House. To one side of the church is the famous Bettys café, on the other Stonegate leading to the Minster. We are normally open every day. 

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Look out for . . .

Organ Recital Friday 25th July at 6.30pm.  This will be given by Jeremy Blandford who studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Clare College, Cambridge and was organist at St Mary in Southampton for many years.  He moved to Norway in 1990 and is organist at Svolvaer Kirke and also teaches in the music school.

Celtic Eucharist.   Saturday August 2nd at 12 noon.  The theme will be "Hospitality"  We will be thinking about how this ancient Celtic virtue can be translated into our own Christian lives.

There is a service in Mandarin at 11.00 each Sunday.s

For details of other services see the group website

 About us

St Helen's is a Church of England parish church. Founded perhaps a thousand years ago on a site important in Roman times, it was one of many small churches in the city centre. Today the church serves a variety of purposes, not only a place of worship but a stop for York's many thousands of visitors, a venue for cultural events, and a site for the sale of charity Christmas cards.

Our partners

St Helen has been united with St Martin Coney Street for many years. We share a priest in charge with All Saints Pavement,St Denys, and St Olave. Under the leadership of Rev'd Jane Nattrass for the whole group, new work is being initiated at St Helen's by Assistant Priest Derek Earis.  He can be contacted on 07984 655662 or