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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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