St Denys Walmgate

St Denys Church

Welcome to St Denys! A Parish Church in the Heart of York

Worship Times

Holy Communion every Sunday at 10.00am
The service on the 1st Sunday of each month, except January and August, is also signed for BSL users.

Contemplative Hour Wednesday at 7.00pm
A monthly opportunity for quiet reflection in the Ignatian tradition. Next date: 24 April 2024

For enquiries about Baptism, Funerals and Weddings please call the Revd Canon Liz Hassall, priest-in-charge, York City Centre Churches:; 01904 635425; 07388 510894 or email our Administrator:


St Denys Church Parish Church Council takes seriously its obligations and responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of any child, young person or vulnerable adult within the church community. Our Safeguarding Policy is here. For further information, please contact our Safeguarding Officer: Simon Baverstock


Tea and Chat every Wednesday, 11.00am-2.30pm in the Church Hall
A friendly and welcoming get-together – all welcome!

Warm Space every Thursday, 2.00-6.00pm in the Church Hall
As one of the city’s Warm Spaces, we offer friendship and refreshments to those in need.

Organ Recitals & Concerts:
We hold regular organ recitals showcasing our outstanding ‘Father’ Willis organ and host concerts by other promoters. If you are interested in using the church for a concert, please email:

Bootham Baroque Saturday 6 April, 12.00-1.00pm: Quel Plaisir! Nicolas Bernier’s Coffee Cantata and other delights. Tickets £5.00 on the door (Promoted by Bootham Baroque)

Organ+ Coffee Concerts: Saturdays at 11.00am, coffee etc available from 10.30am; admission free, donations welcome!
13 April: Nicky Gladstone violin & Leonard Sanderman organ
20 April: James Gaughan baritone & Matthew Collins organ

A Little Bit About Us

We are a friendly and growing little church tucked within the medieval walls of York on the historic street of Walmgate. Serving a rapidly changing parish in our corner of the city, we strive to be a community resource for all and are very pleased that our nearby Church Hall is one of the city’s Warm Spaces. St Denys is a haven of quiet in the hustle and bustle of city life, giving a warm Yorkshire welcome to all who come to visit be it join our worship or to gaze on our outstanding array of medieval stained glass.
We would love to extend our welcome to you on any Sunday of the year or to any of our events!

Deaf Community

We have a special mission to the deaf community in York with a monthly service that is fully signed (BSL).

Opening Times

St Denys is open Monday to Friday. Our normal open hours are 10.00am to 4.00pm, however we depend on volunteers to open and close the church and so times may differ. We welcome visitors to view our historic church or just to sit quietly in the presence of God. If it is necessary for the church to be closed we will, when possible, give details on A Church Near You

If you would like any further information about St Denys Church and what we do, please email or go to our pages on A Church Near You.