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Friday 7 August 2020

Jane Lockley asks what appeals to us about online services.

Warm wishes to you all,
The PCC and Churchwardens

Sunday Services and Private Prayer

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From 19 July there will be a 9:00am spoken Eucharist in Church on Sunday mornings with the Church remaining open for private prayer afterwards until 11:00am. It is possible to have 20 socially distanced seating ‘slots’ in the main body of the church, each able to accommodate one person or two people from the same household. This means that numbers will be limited to somewhere between 20 and 40.  

The 10:30am Eucharist, which is currently pre-recorded, edited and broadcast online and enjoyed by many of our congregation will continue to remain front and centre for our faith community. What we can do in Church right now cannot be a replacement for this.

Links to the Sunday service on YouTube and the order of service are added a day in advance. The YouTube service starts at 10.30 am, but why not join us from 10.15 so that you can greet other members of the congregation via YouTube Live Chat and hear some wonderful organ playing!


Appointment of a new Priest in Charge

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Liz Hassall as Priest-in-Charge of the York City Centre Group, comprising St Olave with St Giles, St Denys, St Helen Stonegate with St Martin Coney Street, and All Saints Pavement with St Crux and St Michael Spurriergate. Liz is currently Rector of Coxwold and Husthwaite, and Crayke with Brandsby and Yearsley, having been ordained deacon and priest in this Diocese.

Liz writes: “I am delighted to have been offered the post of Priest-in-Charge at the City Centre Group and I am looking forward to taking up this new challenge, trusting in the Spirit to lead us all in our worship and mission in the City of York.”

Subject to any public health restrictions, Liz will be licensed to her new role in the days leading up to Christmas 2020.



Where is God in all this?

Friday 7 August 2020

The reflection this week comes from The Revd Kingsley Boulton

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Requiem: A Service for Remembrance

Requiem: A Service for Remembrance

A service of music and readings for remembrance, with Fauré’s setting of the Requiem Mass – performed by St Olave’s Church Choir in 2012.


St Olave’s Church Prayer Cycle

Please keep Revd Liz Hassall and her family in your prayers over the coming weeks and months as they prepare for the move to York in these rather more complicated than usual times.

Revd Liz Hassall


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