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St Olave’s Church News and Updates

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Friday 15 January 2021

Hilary Layton and comedy and finding pleasure in the small things.

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.

The 9am 'in person' service at St Olave's has been temporarily suspended (from and including 10 January 2021). Rev'd Liz, the Church Wardens and the PCC have considered the issue carefully in recent days and feel we can not give assurances that it is safe to meet in person at St Olave's at the moment.  The church is also closed for private prayer.

We will review the situation regularly and seek to reopen as soon as it is reasonable to do so. Thank you for your understanding and support.


Saturday 9th January 2021

Temporary Closure of St Olave’s Church

After careful consideration we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend our 9am ‘in person’ service at St Olave’s. Under the current conditions we do not feel we can create a truly safe environment to worship in. St Olave’s Church is also closed for private prayer at the moment. We realise this will be disappointing news for some and we will review the situation regularly to ensure we are reopening as soon as it is reasonable.

Our online Sunday service at 10:30am will continue, and is always available on catch-up using the link at the top of this page. The order of service contains the weekly intercessions. Our church prayer cycle is also available for use further down this page, with an additional link to prayers and resources specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your prayers, support and understanding.



Don’t Give Up!

Friday 15 January 2021

The reflection this week comes from Peter Wells, Reader

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Latest Services, Sermons and Reflections

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


Touch Base

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

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Touch Base December 2020 – New Beginnings

Find our Christmas & Epiphany service details. At a time of new beginnings for the York City Centre Churches, read some hopes for the future.


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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