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St. Olave's Church

Marygate, York YO30 7BH, England
+44 1904 625186
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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 3 weeks ago
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Easy to walk past but stop and enter

An oasis of calm. The day I visited the church was ringing with music from the organ, a real treat... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Sally W
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Montrose, 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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Marygate, York YO30 7BH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Our daughters wedding was held here and it was a wonderful day, The church is very beautiful and most days you can walk round.

Thank Ruby151
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