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St Olave’s Church News and Updates

Latest news from the PCC and Churchwardens

Friday 14 May 2021

Doreen Gurrey writes on the metaphor of a garden.

Warm wishes to you all,
The PCC and Churchwardens

Sunday Services and Private Prayer

Join us on YouTube

The Sunday online (YouTube) service starts at 10.30am, 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! The online service is also available to catch up later. Links to the recorded Sunday service on YouTube and the order of service are added a day in advance.

Join us in Church

'In person' 9am Sunday services at St Olave's were reinstated from Easter Day. Now that many of our congregation have received vaccinations, we hope that some people who have not been able to attend worship all year will now feel able to return.

When you arrive at church you will find hand sanitiser at the door and are requested to either sign in with the Test and Trace App or leave your details on a list of attendees. We aim to keep every household socially distanced from every other household by 2 metres. In order to do this, we ask you to go straight to one of the available seats and remain there. Unless you are exempt, please wear a face covering. At the end of the service we ask the whole congregation to leave the building promptly. Gathering for a chat at the back of church will have to wait a while longer. However, you will be able to gather outside in groups of 6 or fewer. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Nicky Gladstone


Friday 26th March 2021

A new curate is joining the team this year

I am delighted to announce that we will be welcoming Nicky Gladstone to the City Centre Churches team as a self-supporting part-time training curate. You may recognise Nicky from her current role as manager of Carecent. Nicky will be ordained deacon at the Minster in June. Further details to follow.

Revd Liz Hassall, Priest in Charge


Christian Identity

Friday 14 May 2021

The reflection this week comes from the Revd Kingsley Boulton, Deacon

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Latest Services, Sermons and Reflections

Online Church Services for 2021

Online Church Services for 2021

Find the online church services for 2021 from St Olave’s Church York, including YouTube links, orders of service and details about the music.

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 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

Online Church Services for 2020

Online Church Services for 2020

Find the online church services for 2020 from St Olave’s Church York, including YouTube links, orders of service and details about the music.


Touch Base

Read the latest edition of the magazine for York City Centre Churches

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Touch Base May 2021: Moving On

As well as Pentecost and Ascension moving the Church on, this month’s Touch Base looks at retirement and other ways of moving on.


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 following their move to York in these rather more complicated than usual times.

Revd Liz Hassall

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