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Sunday Services and Private Prayer

Join us in Church at 10:30am

The 'in-person' service at St Olave's starts at 10.30am. From September 2021 the format will include two hymns and a congregational setting. There will be an area at the back of church reserved for those who prefer not to have people around them singing. If you are happy to sing, please sit nearer the front! Please continue to wear masks during worship, especially while speaking or singing.  The choir will sing at the offertory but not during the distribution of Communion, so that those who are nervous of being around singers will still be able to go up to receive Communion. Thank you for your understanding and support.

You can find the September 2021 music list here.

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 on our YouTube channel to catch up later.

Private Prayer

We are delighted to announce that St Olave's is now open again during the day for visitors and those who wish to pray.
Please continue to sanitise hands and wear face coverings while in the building.

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Reflection

OUR DIOCESAN CONSULTATION

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

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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

READ

Touch Base

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

The Season of Creation and the Environment
Touch Base September 2021: The Season of Creation and the Environment

The latest issue of Touch Base is devoted to environmental issues, appropriate for Harvest Thanksgiving and for marking the Season of Creation.

PRAY

St Olave’s Church Prayer Cycle

Please keep Revd Liz Hassall and her family in your prayers following their move to York in these rather more complicated than usual times.

Revd Liz Hassall

Please keep Revd Nicky Gladstone in your prayers over the coming months as she begins her new role as Assistant Curate to the York City Centre Churches.

Revd Nicky Gladstone

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