Coronavirus Update - 17 June 2020
St Olave's remains closed for private prayer
Following on from the government’s announcement that places of worship can open up for supervised private individual prayer, the PCC has been discussing what sort of provision, if any, we can put in place, and has decided not to reopen for private prayer at this time.
We shall monitor the situation closely and review the position again in 1 month.
St Olave’s Church News and Updates
Latest news from the PCC and Churchwardens
Friday 26th June 2020
Churchwarden Ben Pugh asks “What’s next? Where do we go from here?”
Warm wishes to you all,
The PCC and Churchwardens
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.
Doing Maths at Trinity College
Friday 26th June 2020
The reflection this week comes from one of our Readers Peter Wells
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
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