Here are some of the special services and other events which take place throughout the year.


Jane Stainton sermon (2021) (2022)

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.

The Company and the Church have upheld this wish on the Sunday nearest to 30th January each year.


Commemorative Service for Captain Oates (2022)

On the Sunday nearest 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.


Organ Recital

On the first bank holiday in May, the church hosts the first of its two annual Organ Recitals.

Our organist, Tim Hone, introduces a varied programme of pieces to demonstrate the prowess of the ‘King of Instruments’.

The second Organ Recital takes place on the last Monday in August.


Trinity Sunday at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate (2020)

On Trinity Sunday each year, we hold our Evensong in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, which is looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust.


Imphal Day service (2022)

On the Sunday nearest to 22nd June, we are joined by The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire Association to commemorate Imphal Day. The regimental museum lies within the parish at the York Army Museum.


Church Crawl

Once summer comes around, the congregation and friends join a ‘Church Crawl’ to visit other places of worship in the region.


Evensong Talks

During Evensong in Autumn 2021, we ran a 7 week series exploring Foundations of Faith, covering the Bible, Creeds, Prayer, Saints, Life, Forgiveness, and Praise.

These, and previous talks, can be found on our YouTube Channel.


Trafalgar Day service (2021)

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.


Carol Services

In Advent, we host several Festivals of Nine Lessons and Carols, culminating in the Parish Carol Service on the Sunday before Christmas Day – traditionally followed by the Parish Christmas Lunch.