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Churches & Cathedrals in York

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York Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

blank tabALL SAINTS CHURCHChurches & Cathedrals
North Street, York, YO1 5JD
All Saints - North Street, York, is generally regarded as the finest of York's many medieval churches and contains some of the finest early 15th Century stained glass in the world, together with a painted Angel ceiling (1472) and a re-used Roman column.

The site of visions of the Virgin Mary in 1421, which foretold the untimely death of Henry V, and defined the political landscape of England and France for years to come.

The Church is open daily...

...10.00am til 3.00pm in the Winter, and 10.00am til 5.00pm during the Summer. PLEASE SEE US ON FACEBOOK.
Tel: 01904 728122
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York Minster

Visitors Department, St. William's College, 5 College Street, York, YO1 7JF
Tel: 01904 557216     Booking Line: 01904 557216     Fax: 01904 557218

York Minster from the North Photo: Judges Postcard


The largest Medieval Gothic cathedral north of the Alps and a treasure house of 800 years of stained glass.

Explore the history beneath your feet in the Undercroft and enjoy magnificent views from the tower top.

FOUNDATIONS & TREASURY: Roman, Saxon and Norman remains amid recently-renewed foundations. Treasury contains plate and other treasures of Minster and other churches.
Admission charge.

CHAPTER HOUSE: Unique building of medieval period with beautiful carved stone. Admission charge.

CENTRAL TOWER: York's best viewpoint - a climb demanding stamina. Admission charge. (Closed in bad weather).

THE CRYPT: This contains the oldest parts of the building and is situated below the choir. Admission charge.


Lastingham Church Dave Eagle

Lastingham Church  -
Photo: Dave Eagle CCL


Churches, cathedrals, abbeys, minsters -- Yorkshire abounds with them, and of them all, York Minster must be one of the most famous. But there's a lot more to York -- and Yorkshire -- than the Minster.

For a real trip back in time, head for the village of Lastingham, about twenty miles in from the coast, just north of Scarborough.

St. Cedd built a monastery there in 654 as an outpost of Lindisfarne, which had been founded just 19 years previously.

In the 9th century the monastery was abandoned during Viking raids, and it wasn't until the second half of the 11th century that a church was rebuilt, including the crypt, dedicated to St. Cedd, which is still there today. It was abandoned again for a time, but has been an active parish church since the 13th century. The crypt, with its columns and capitals remarkably untouched by time, looks today just as it must have done almost a millennium ago. More...

Holy Trinity Church

Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF
Tel: 01904 613451

Holy Trinity hides in a small, secluded, leafy churchyard, with the Minster towering behind. It is York's hidden gem - a tranquil haven among the busy city streets. Dating mostly from the 15th century, the floors are uneven, and the arcades slightly askew. The colour of the stone and the gentle light from the stained glass give enormous warmth and charm to the interior.

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Priory Church of the Holy Trinity

Micklegate, York
Tel: 01904 623798 (Rectory)

Part of former Benedictine priory. Stocks in churchyard. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Cuthbert's

Peasholme Green, York
Tel: 01904 624190

One of York's oldest churches, dating from 687; links with General Wolfe. Now the administrative centre for St. Michael-le-Belfrey church. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Denys

Walmgate, York

An old church with fine Norman porch and city's oldest glass. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Helen's

St. Helen's Square, York

York's civic church, with 15thC glass. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Martin-Le-Grand

Coney Street, York

An attractive amalgam of ancient and modern architecture and the famous St. Martin window, also notable clock. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Mary's Abbey

Museum Gardens, York

Ruins of great medieval abbey, formerly backcloth for York Mystery Plays. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Mary's

Bishophill Junior, York
Tel: 01904 624425

Ancient parish church with Saxon tower constructed from remains of Roman buildings. Interior llth-l5thC. (Keyholder, who will accompany visitors, at 4 Smales Street). Please contact for opening times.

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St. Michael Le Belfrey

Deangate, York

16thC church where Guy Fawkes was baptised. Considered to be the finest Parish church of Henry VIII's reign anywhere. l8thC reredos and communion rails by John Etty. Stained glass from 1330. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Michaels

The Spurriergate Centre, Spurriergate, York
Tel: 01904 629393

An eating place and a meeting place with a difference! 12thC church sensitively converted to a Christian Centre serving wholesome, fleshly prepared food, selling fairly traded goods, and offering a listening ear, Lofty l2thC arcades, part of a Jesse window and a fine l8thC reredos. Please contact for opening times.

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St. Sampson's

St. Sampson's Centre, Church Street, York
Tel: 01904 652247

A medieval church skilfully converted into a day centre for senior citizens. Anyone aged 60 years and over is welcome to come in. Light refreshments. Please contact for opening times.

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