Discovering York's Historic Churches

Holy Trinity Church, York, North Yorkshire
1st June 2024
1100 start at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate

Expert guide Rob Andrews introduces some of York’s most historic churches including Holy Trinity Goodramgate and All Saints North Street

Church buildings are amongst the most fascinating and revealing of heritage sites. York is particularly well served for historic churches, with many places of worship remaining in use on the same site for many centuries and retaining their original features. In this walking tour, our expert guide Rob Andrews will introduce some of York’s most historic churches including Holy Trinity Goodramgate and All Saints North Street. Rob will be taking a look at the history of each building and help you to spot the features which reveal more about its past. The tour will be relaxed, with plenty of time for questions and a break for refreshments at All Saints North Street.

Suitable for both the simply curious and experienced churchcrawlers.

Starts 11am at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate. Duration approx 3 hours. 

Part of the York Festival of Ideas. Free, but donations welcome.

Book a place at: Discovering York's Historic Churches Tickets, Sat 1 Jun 2024 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

About the tour guide

Rob Andrews received a Merit in the PGDip Parish Church Studies: Heritage, History and Fabric at the University of York in 2019, having previously completed a BA in the History of Art also at York in 2016. Rob has worked as a Church Buildings Officer for the Church Buildings Council, and most recently in the Church Buildings and Pastoral Reorganisation Team at the Anglican Diocese of Leeds. Rob lives in York and has contributed to a variety of interpretation projects and assisted in the delivery of the Churches Conservation Trust's Northern heritage tours in 2018. He continues to host and lead his own walking tours of York's medieval parish churches and has previously worked as 2021 Conference Director in Leeds for the Ecclesiological Society. Since 2017 Rob has also run the @churchcrawling Instagram account and publishes his own zine about church crawling in Yorkshire.

Accessibility Info

Holy Trinity Goodramgate is wheelchair accessible except for the Sunken Chapel. Entry to the site is easiest via Hornpot Lane. Please note that the floors are uneven throughout and lighting levels may be low since the interior is lit only by daylight and candlelight. Since the building is over 800 years old, the temperature inside is often much cooler than the temperature outside. There is a single toilet, but this is only wheelchair accessible from the outside of the building.

All Saints North Street is wheelchair accessible except for the chancel, high altar, and anchorhold (open for special events only) though some floors are uneven due to the historic nature of the building. An accessible toilet is available during events. The church is usually quiet and peaceful, though there may be some noise during services, events, larger tours or building works. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be available at this stop of the tour.


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