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 dates: 26 June; 24 July; 28 August

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.

Talks: Our short series of talks about life in Walmgate
Monday 17 June at 6.30pm: Walker’s Ironworks
John Pearson shares the history of the Walker Iron and Brass Foundry in Walmgate which manufactured products for both municipal and domestic use in York and further afield. It was a major local employer and one of the most important industrial sites in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Like all our talks, it will also be BSL interpreted.
Admission is free; refreshements available

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:

Summer Recitals
Saturday 3 August, 4.00pm: Trio Piccorgan
The trio of two Baroque trumpet players and organist was established in Spain in 2020 to explore the rich Baroque sounds of the17th and 18th centuries. Already established in Spain, Italy and Germany, they come to York on their first British tour.
Saturday 17 August: Adam Wilson Assistant Organist, York Minster

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.