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Beautiful little church with very nice stained glass windows

Beautiful little church with very nice stained glass windows. A little quiet oasis on what is... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Lovely church in the city centre

It looks like York city centre was built around this charming little church. Well worth a visit and... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
United Kingdom
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18 Jun 2018
“A peaceful haven. ”
4 Jul 2017
“Relatively little of interest compared to other churches in the city.”
This church was named after Helena, alleged founder of the Church of Nativity at Bethlehem, and features splendid arches dating back to the 14th century, windows of medieval glass and a 19th-century window with Dutch panels.
Stonegate, York, England
+44 1904 625186
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This church is a very peaceful haven in a busy city centre. It is worth calling in for a peaceful break and a chance to sit and be still. It is also a very special historic site so do call in if you are passing.

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This small church in the city centre is mainly a Victorian rebuild but there are still a couple of interesting things to see. I particularly like the 12th Century stone font, and above the west door is a most impressive stained glass window. For music...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Little church just off Stonegate in the centre of York. Some nice colourful windows though otherwise unremarkable.

Thank david n
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 life.

1  Thank jikoku
Reviewed 18 May 2016

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 to take time out on your...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 7 May 2016

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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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

I visited during York Resident's Weekend, when the church was full of music and tea and biscuits aplenty. Lots of interesting features here, some of which you can see in my photos.

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 14 August 2015

St Helen's Square is at the hub of the City. The Church of St. Helen lies on the eastern side and is set obliquely to the present day Square. Inside it is spacious, light and very welcoming. Immediately your eye is drawn to the hanging...More

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I visited St Helen's Church in the heart of York yesterday, it is a must for anyone visiting the city, I was lucky to be entertained by a lunchtime Organ recital which was really well attended, these are regular events around York and are free....More

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

This church doesn't have many services, but look out for occasions when the young men and women who make up the choral scholars are singing at one under the hand of a fine musical director. Pretty church and easy to find, across the way from...More

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