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St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, York
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St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, York
Location York
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship High church
Website [1]
Dedication St Helen
Heritage designation Grade II* listed
Parish St Helen, Stonegate with St Martin, Coney Street
Deanery York
Archdeaconry York
Diocese Diocese of York
Province Province of York

St Helen’s Church, Stonegate, York is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in York.


The church dates from the 14th century. It was declared redundant in 1551 and partially demolished, but survived and was later brought back into use.

It was reconstructed between 1857 and 1858 by W H Dykes and reopened on 16 September 1858 The north, south and east walls were taken down and rebuilt. The church roof was replaced. Pews were replaced with open seating. The chancel was rebuilt and extended by 10 feet (3.0 m). Gas lighting was installed with standard gaseliers of polished brass and iron. The chancel was fitted with a gas corona with 24 lights.

The tower was rebuilt between 1875 and 1876 by W Atkinson of York.

Parish status

The church is in a joint parish with St Martin le Grand, York.


  • John Stow (d. 1775)
  • William Brooke (d. 1789)
  • Ann Acaster (d. 1834)
  • Thomas Hartley (d. 1808)
  • James Atkinson (d. 1839)
  • Ann Atkinson (d. 1840)
  • Barbara Davyes (d. 1765)
  • Elizabeth Davyes (d. 1767)
  • Tobias Conyars (d. 1868)
  • Elizabeth Acklam (d. 1722)


The pipe organ was built by J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd and dates from 1959. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

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