St Crux Parish Hall

Situated at the Pavement end of Shambles, the Parish Hall stands on the site of the now demolished Church of St Crux.

For decades, local churches, schools and charitable bodies have provided refreshments and sold goods from the site to raise funds for their organisations. That tradition continues to this day.

If your organisation would like to use the Parish Hall in this way, please contact the Hall Manager via

York Guilds

Our church has long been the spiritual home for the Guilds of York (the forerunners of modern day trade associations).

The older Guilds have an unbroken record of over 500 years of mutual support and charitable works.

Find out more about each Guild by clicking on its name below:

Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York (2022 Service)

Company of Merchant Taylors in the City of York

York Butchers Gild

Gild of Freemen of the City of York (2022 Service)

Company of Cordwainers of the City of York (2022 Service)

York Guild of Building (2021 Service)

Guild of Scriveners of the City of York (2022 Service)

The Royal Dragoon Guards

Our church is the regimental church for The Royal Dragoon Guards.

The regiment can trace its origins back to four antecedent regiments, all formed in the late 1680s – the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, the 5th Dragoon Guards, the 7th Dragoon Guards, and the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.

Perhaps its most famous former Officer is Captain Lawrence Oates (of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons), who walked to his death in the freezing winds of the Antarctic on 17th March 1912 in order that his colleagues might have a greater chance of survival as they returned from the South Pole. The Regimental Association holds a memorial service at All Saints, Pavement every March to remember Captain Oates.

The regimental museum – the York Army Museum – lies within the parish, in the shadow of Clifford’s Tower.