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Address: Duncombe Pl., York YO1, England
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+44 1904 621756

York's central Catholic church was opened in 1864 and built in a Victorian...

York's central Catholic church was opened in 1864 and built in a Victorian Gothic style.

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Wonderful choir!

Attended the HIgh Mass on Easter Sunday. The choir was spectacular. Apparently always the same at the noon time Latin Mass An extremely uplifting experience

Reviewed 2 days ago
York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended the HIgh Mass on Easter Sunday. The choir was spectacular. Apparently always the same at the noon time Latin Mass An extremely uplifting experience

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This Victorian Catholic Church close to the Minster, is very pleasant. In the nineteenth century it was a pro cathedral for the then diocese of Beverley. It is now a parish manned by Oratorian fathers, the plan being to have a York Oratory. Perhaps this explains the traditional Catholicism practiced, Latin masses, and priests almost hidden behind candle sticks on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I am not Catholic but used to attend services with my late husband. I was visiting York on a Holy Day, with a friend, so I sent to a Mass with her. The church itself was nice enough, although not extremely impressive. I guess I've just seen too many other churches around the world and am experiencing burnout.

Thank nanatravels2
Filey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Have visited a few times this year. This is a refreshing and sensitive place of worship, in a tasteful setting. Have attended Mass and also entered through the designated 'Holy Door'. The young 'priests' are friendly and knowledgeable. This is a beautiful Catholic Church and a Grade 11 listed building. The history of this church is worth reading, in addition... More 

1 Thank Anne Marie D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

No crowds like the York Minster which is just steps away. Beautiful church in its own right. Well worth the visit to experience this lovely landmark.

Thank Greg L
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The building of St. Wilfrid's combines the decorative atmosphere of churches found on the contient, but with a calm English dignity. Have attended Mass here many times and the Mass is on the more "high" end of the Catholic spectrum, but nevertheless beautiful. If nothing else, go for confession, the priests are very good listeners and understanding!

Thank Jivebunny89
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've been to lot of churches throughout Europe and beyond. St Wilfred's is nice - I can't say more. It doesn't have stand-out architecture or decoration and I haven't worshipped there. However, it is quiet, a good place to meditate, relatively free from tourists,certainly more so than the Minster or St Michael le Belfry.

Thank UlsterFryNo1
De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Over-shadowed by York Minster, which is located a short distance away, this simple but pretty church is considered by Catholics as the "Mother Church of York." It was completed in 1864 in late 13th century Gothic style, and as such, is not old when compared to other edifices across Great Britain. After visiting York Minster, my spouse spotted this church... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is the main RC church in York, just a short walk from the main bus terminus, The priests' house is around the corner in High Petergate which is to yr right and then left if facing the main door. Sadly, the Door of Mercy was locked when we were there - which took me by surprise. Nobody on hand... More 

1 Thank Margaret Mary O
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

It is close to the York Minster and much smaller but it is quite a pretty working church and worth taking a look inside.

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