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Small but fascinating!

This site could be easily over-looked but it is well worth a visit. The history of church is... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
To the patron saint of Norway.

While wandering around this part of town I came across this beautiful little church,although I... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Dating back to the 14th century, this grand church has been rebuilt several times in its long and dramatic history.
Marygate, York YO30 7BH, England
+44 1904 625186
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

This site could be easily over-looked but it is well worth a visit. The history of church is fascinating and stretches back to Viking times. It was the first church in the world to be dedicated to St. Olave and the story of him being...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

While wandering around this part of town I came across this beautiful little church,although I couldn't gain access I was intriqued to the history of the church but couldn't find out much about it other than it's a beautiful 15th century church dedicated to the...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 13 May 2018

An oasis of calm. The day I visited the church was ringing with music from the organ, a real treat. The connection with Norway is apparent from the dedication to St Olaf - recalling the city's Viking past and continued connections. Do take the time...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We enjoyed our visit here. There is plenty to see, and a good guide book to assist you. A mix of old and new stained glass, including some good twentieth century glass by Harry Stammers. Well worth visiting.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I have walked past this church so many times after parking in Marygate and walking through museum gardens to the city centre. I eventually went in and was amazed with the history of the church and the stained glass windows. The majority of the building...More

1  Thank jetboot
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A church I've walked past on several visits to York and wondered about the reason for its dedication to the patron Saint of Norway. This was all explained inside the church which is now open more often and holds an Anglican Sung Eucharist service on...More

2  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Something of a hidden gem. A proper parish church. They sometimes host the most fantastic choirs. Nice cheap local pub opposite.

6  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Amazing day at an amazing church Our none church going friends all stated how spiritual it was The vicar was friendly, engaging and unique

1  Thank Mooo85
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Not one of the most known about or visited church's in York but St Olave's is one of the most interesting. It is just outside of the Museum Garden's on Marygate so if you are in the area take time to find.

2  Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 25 March 2015

St Olave's church provides a reminder of York's Viking heritage. It was named after the St Olaf the patron saint of Norway, the warrior King who brought Christianity to the country in the early 11th C. There is a statue of him just over the...More

3  Thank Jolyon67
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