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St Olave’s Church News and Updates

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Friday 18 September 2020

A message from Carecent about its Harvest Appeal 2020.

Warm wishes to you all,
The PCC and Churchwardens

Sunday Services and Private Prayer

Join us in church or on YouTube

There is 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.



Travelling as one of the joys of life

Friday 18 September 2020

The reflection this week comes from The Revd Stephen Griffith

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St John Passion Chorales and Choruses

St John Passion Chorales and Choruses

Follow the Passion of Our Lord with selected chorales & choruses from JS Bach’s St John Passion – St Olave’s Church Choir & Orchestra directed by Keith Wright

March 29, 2020: Passion Sunday

March 29, 2020: Passion Sunday

Join the service for Passion Sunday (Lent 5) from members of St Olave’s Church York, and read Jane Lockley’s address on “The Giving of Life from Death”.


St Olave’s Church Prayer Cycle

St Olave's Prayer Cycle


For intercessions, please email The Revd Kingsley Boulton
or telephone: 01904 411535

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


Touch Base Articles from September 2020

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Touch Base September 2020 – God and the Creative Arts

Read the articles from York City Centre Churches written for the September 2020 Touch Base magazine, with the theme “God and the Creative Arts”.

Touch Base Articles – March to August 2020

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