Watch, Read & Pray

Articles, updates, prayer cycles and details of online church services
from St Olave’s Church, the York City Centre Churches and the wider Church


St Olave’s Church Prayer Cycle

Please keep our Priest-in-Charge Revd Liz Hassall and her family in your prayers.

Revd Liz Hassall

Please keep Revd Nicky Gladstone in your prayers as she learns to inhabit her new role as Priest whilst continuing as Assistant Curate in the York City Centre Churches group.

Revd Nicky Gladstone

A Prayer for Ukraine, from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace,



Living Christ’s Story Together

In the coming months, we will be spending time in our PCCs and congregations looking at the materials from Archbishop Stephen and his team about the refreshed vision that we have as a diocese and what it means to live Christ’s story together.

In a nutshell:
“As the church of Jesus Christ we have two stories to tell: the story of Jesus’s life, death and resurrection; and the continuing story of what Jesus has done through his church, including what he is doing in our lives now by the power of the Spirit. That’s Living Christ’s Story.”

You can see more about what Archbishop Stephen has in mind here  or watch a video that goes more deeply into how it will affect each of our churches here .

I do encourage all of you to look at these.

Revd Liz

Services and Private Prayer

Sunday Sung Eucharist in Church at 10:30am

Join us for the 'in-person' service at St Olave's at 10.30am. You can find the music for July 2022 here.

Sunday Online Service on YouTube at 10:30am

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 available on our YouTube channel to catch up later.

Friday Eucharist in Church at 11am

Friday Eucharist is offered for people who would feel safer at a smaller and quieter service. Parts of this service are recorded for the weekly online service. Those in the congregation do not appear on-screen.

Private Prayer in Church

St Olave's is open during the day for visitors and those who wish to pray.

St Olave's Church News and Updates

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St Olave's Church Survey

If you have visited St Olave’s recently, please could you complete the Survey here to tell us about your visit and if you think we could improve the way we present the church and its stories? The last date to take part in this survey is Sunday 16th October.


PCC Minutes

Read the most recently approved PCC minutes from St Olave’s

July 2022

May 2022

March 2022

January 2022

November 2021


Services, Sermons and Reflections

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

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.


Touch Base

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

Touch Base November 2021 Remembrance
Touch Base November 2021: The Season of Remembrance

November is in many ways a month of remembrance and remembering. The articles in this edition of Touch Base offer us memories of very different kinds.

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