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 Betty's café, on the other Stonegate leading to the Minster. We are normally open every day.
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St Helen 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 and a venue for cultural events. The Church Facebook page can be found here.
There is a service every Saturday at noon, either a Eucharist or a service with readings and hymns: most are Celtic inspired. The Autumn service programme can be found here.
We also hold services on mid-week Feast Days and other special occasions
We welcome enquiries for weddings and blessings.
St Helen's is a venue for many and varied concerts.
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,St Olave, Holy Trinity Micklegate and St Lawrence. Under the leadership of Revd Jane Nattrass, new work is being initiated at St Helen's by Assistant Priest Canon Derek Earis. He can be contacted on 07984 655662 or firstname.lastname@example.org