Churches & Charities

A list of churches, charities and other hub participants with links to their websites where you can contact them for further information.

Please contact us if you would like your church or organisation to be added to the list.

Churches and Religious Communities

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre – Discover the history of England’s oldest living convent in a fascinating exhibition and stunning 18th Century Hidden Chapel. Enjoy a visit to the café or stay in the award-winning guest house. The remarkable history of this building spans more than 300 years. It was established in great secrecy during the reformation, a time when Catholicism was punishable by death, as a convent and the first school for girls in York. It is still the home of a community of Catholic sisters today, welcoming those of all faiths and none to step into York’s best kept secret since 1686.

English Martyrs RC Church, Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DA – We are a friendly welcoming Roman Catholic church about 15 minutes walk from the Railway station

St Edward the Confessor, Dringhouses, York YO24 1QG –  St Ed’s is a church for everyone. We are an active, lively Christian church seeking to worship God and be a centre of our community.

York City Centre Churches – We are five city centre Anglican churches: St Olave, St Helen, St Martin, St Denys and All Saints Pavement.

Faith Groups

Friargate Quaker Meeting – The belief that there is something of God in everybody and that each human being is of unique worth leads Quakers to value all people equally, oppose anything that may harm or threaten them, seek religious truth in inner experience and place great reliance on conscience as the basis of morality.

Pastoral Centres and Umbrella Organisations

St Bede’s Pastoral Centre – An ecumenical place of warm welcome and belonging for all. Offering opportunities to explore, expand and deepen our relationship with ourselves, with others, with the earth and with the great mystery we call God.

Holyrood House, Centre for Health and Pastoral Care – Find us at 10 Sowerby Road, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1HX. We are a community, pastoral centre and a home. Hospitality lies at the heart of all we are and do. We are here for you and for many at a time of need. As well as professional, therapeutic support and programmed events, our door is open for rest and relaxation, care for carers, spiritual retreat and accompaniment, training, study and sabbaticals or for a holiday.

One Voice York – Umbrella Organisation of churches in York co-operating and working together in prayer and mission.


Poppleton Community Railway Nursery – Operated by a charitable group as a not-for-profit organisation and staffed almost entirely by volunteers the nursery has a narrow gauge railway within its site. Growing plants for public sale and producing other items such as hanging baskets, seasonal wreaths, craft items, jewellery, cards, turned woodwork items, the nursery has a partnership with health agencies in the York area. It offers horticulture as therapy for adults recovering from mental health issues and other benefits for volunteers including increased confidence, self esteem, new friendships and horticultural skills.