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St. Helen's Church, York
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St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, York is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in York.HistoryThe church dates from the 14th century. It was declared redundant in 1551 and partially demolished, but survived and was later brought back into use.It was reconstructed between 1857 and 1858 by W H Dykes and reopened on 16 September 1858 The north, south and east walls were taken down and rebuilt. The church roof was replaced. Pews were replaced with open seating. The chancel was rebuilt and extended by 10ft. Gas lighting was installed with standard gaseliers of polished brass and iron. The chancel was fitted with a gas corona with 24 lights.The tower was rebuilt between 1875 and 1876 by W Atkinson of York.Parish statusThe church is in a joint parish with St Martin le Grand, York.MemorialsJohn Stow William Brooke Ann Acaster Thomas Hartley James Atkinson Ann Atkinson Barbara Davyes Elizabeth Davyes Tobias Conyars Elizabeth Acklam OrganThe pipe organ was built by Ward of York and dates from 1819. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.Make St. Helen's Church a part of your York vacation plans using our York itinerary planner.
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Beautiful little church with very nice stained glass windows. A little quiet oasis on what is probably the busiest street in York, almost opposite Betty's tea room. Nice place to sit and contemplate l... read more »
This is a nice little church which has a beauty and simplicity about it. Not spectacular, but a sense of peace and worship. Also a little unexpected as it is set right on a busy square. A good place t... read more »
It looks like York city centre was built around this charming little church. Well worth a visit and some lovely wall plaques. Highly recommended for a 20 minute visit.
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