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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. 

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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


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

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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

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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