Here are some of the special services and other events which take place throughout the year.
JANUARY: Jane Stainton sermon
In the late 17th century, Mrs Jane Stainton bequeathed a legacy to the Company of Merchant Adventurers, and the Church of All Saints, Pavement, to secure the preaching of a sermon on the anniversary of the beheading of King Charles I.
MARCH: Commemorative Service for Captain Oates
On a Sunday near to 17th March (St Patrick’s Day), we are joined by The Royal Dragoon Guards Regimental Association to commemorate Captain Lawrence Oates, who died on that day in 1912, during the return of the Terra Nova Expedition from the South Pole.
Here is a link to the service held in 2022.
MARCH / APRIL: Ecumenical Service on Good Friday
In advance of Easter Day, we gather together for a service of contemplation with neighbouring congregations from other Christian denominations.
MAY: Organ Recitals
On Bank Holiday Mondays in May, the church hosts annual Organ Recitals, which form part of the York Organ Concerts series organised by the York and District Organists’ Association.
Our Director of Music introduces a varied programme of pieces to demonstrate the prowess of the ‘King of Instruments’.
MAY / JUNE: Trinity Sunday at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate
Here is a link to the service held in 2020.
JUNE: Imphal Day service
On a Sunday near to 22nd June, we are joined by The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire Association to commemorate Imphal Day. Here is a link to the service held in 2022.
JUNE: Armed Forces Sunday
JULY / AUGUST: Church Crawl
Once summer comes around, the congregation and friends join a ‘Church Crawl’ to visit other places of worship in the region.
AUGUST: Organ Recital
On the Bank Holiday Monday in late August, the church hosts an annual Organ Recital, which forms part of the York Organ Concerts series organised by the York and District Organists’ Association.
Our Director of Music once again provides a programme to complement the beautiful surroundings.
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER: Evensong Talks
Following our 2022 series about Sacred Words, our current series of Evensong talks is on the theme of Heroines and Heroes of Faith – Etty Hillesum, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Rosemary Radford Reuther, Julian of Norwich, Thomas Cranmer, George Herbert, and Dorothy L Sayers.
OCTOBER: Trafalgar Day service
On the Sunday nearest to 21st October, we are joined by the York branches of the Royal Naval Association and the Royal Marines Association for the annual Trafalgar Day service. Here is a link to the service held in 2021.
NOVEMBER: All Saints Day
On 1st November, our congregation meets together in an act of worship, reflecting on the virtuous and godly living of the Saints.
NOVEMBER: Remembrance Sunday
On the Sunday nearest to 11th November (Armistice Day), we gather to remember those fallen in service of our country.
DECEMBER: Carol Services
In Advent, we host several Festivals of Nine Lessons and Carols, culminating in the Parish Carol Service on the Sunday preceding Christmas Eve – traditionally followed by the Parish Christmas Lunch.