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Latest news from the PCC and Churchwardens

Friday 23 July 2021

Frances Brock on the seduction of being away from home.

Warm wishes to you all,
The PCC and Churchwardens

Sunday Services and Private Prayer

Join us 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 also available to catch up later. Links are added to the website a day in advance.

Join us in Church at 10:30am

The 'in-person' service at St Olave's has now returned to a 10.30am start time. The format of the service remains the same as we have been having at 9am, so still some way from the normal pre-pandemic service. At the same time, the online service continues to be available on YouTube from 10.30am each Sunday for the next few weeks. It is now possible for up to 6 people from different households to sit together in church. When you arrive at church, please indicate to the people at the door whether you are happy to sit with someone else or whether you would prefer to remain in a single household pew. There is no pressure to sit with anyone if you would prefer not to. 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. 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 and gather for chats in the churchyard rather than inside. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Nicky Gladstone


Saturday 26th June 2021

The Revd Nicky Gladstone joins York City Centre Churches

Congratulations to The Revd Nicky Gladstone and all her cohort on their ordination as deacon in York Minster on 26th June. We extend a very warm welcome to Nicky, who joins us as Assistant Curate.


Change and Decay, or, the New Normal

Friday 23 July 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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