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.

Visiting

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 Events     The next lunchtime Organ recital will be given on Wednesday 1st October at 1pm.  Do come and stay as long as you can.  On the following Wednesdy (October 8th) we have another Organ Vespers at 6.30pm.  This lasts 30 minutes and consists of Organ music, readings and a prayer on a theme.  

Wise Words on Work   The last of the series  entitled "Pressures in the workplace" will be held in St Helen's Church on Friday October 3rd at 12.30pm. to 1.30pm.   This is organised by the group WISE ("Workshops inspired by Service and Experience") which is based at St Helen's to initiate debated on contemporary issues from a Christian perspective.  The final  session is  "Managing and being managed" led by Liz Wilson, Chief Executive of York Theatre Royal .  We are fortunate in having excellent speakers. Do come and support this fascinating series.  Tea and coffee will be provided and you are invited to bring your own sandwiches.  You can download a poster here.   You are invited to help by printing and displaying it.

Celtic Eucharist.   A Celtic style Eucharist is held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, starting at midday. The service lasts 45-50 minutes, followed by light refreshments in the church. The next service will be on Saturday October 4th at 12 noon.  This is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi and we will be thinking about the Saint's life with the theme "All creatures of Our God and King"

Chorus Picor.  This is the name of a Swedish choir who are coming to sing at St Helen's for a Concert at 2.30pm on Saturday 4th October.  It should be a most entertaining concert and ojur support is invited.

 

For details of other services see the group website.

There is a service in Mandarin at 11.00 each Sunday.

 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 derekearis@hotmail.com

 

Celtic Eucharist.   A Celtic style Eucharist is held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, starting at midday. The service lasts 45-50 minutes, followed by light refreshments in the church. The next service will be on Saturday October 4th at 12 noon.  This is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi and we will be thinking about the Saint's life with the theme "All creatures of Our God and King"