St Olave’s Church News and Updates
Latest news from the PCC and Churchwardens
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!
GREAT NEWS FOR ST OLAVE'S & YORK CITY CENTRE CHURCHES
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
Watch, Read and Pray
Latest Services, Sermons and Reflections
Follow the YouTube services from St Olave’s Church for Palm Sunday and Holy Week, with orders of service available for download
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
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
Touch Base Articles from September 2020
Touch Base has moved to the York City Centre Churches Website!
Touch Base Articles – March to August 2020
Read the “Letter from (an empty) Vicarage” written for for Holy Week and Easter, April 2020 by Revd Derek Earis.
Read “Notes from an empty Vicarage”, written for Touch Base, Lent 2020 by Canon Dr Malcolm Grundy