York Baptist Church

Dating back to 1868, the Grade II listed church was the first Gothic style non-conformist chapel in York and has been little altered over the centuries.

York, Yorkshire

Opening times

The church is open to viewing when other activities are underway in the schoolrooms to the rear. These tend to be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Please contact the church administrator to check access before visiting.


Priory Street

York Baptist Church is located in York Historic Core Conservation Area, surrounded by other listed churches, houses and business premises.

It is a building of outstanding architectural quality in an area of unquestionable richness and variety. Not only is the church listed, but the boundary wall and railings are separately listed too. Internally, the the church contains a cast iron gallery with decorative wrought iron panels inset into the timber balcony frontage. Historic churches represent a precious and irreplaceable resource.

York Baptist Church gives distinctiveness, meaning and quality to the place where it is located, making an important contribution to people's enjoyment of the locality.

In the early years of its existence, the well known American evangelist DL Moody came to England. It was the Minister's Vestry at York Baptist Church that was the starting point for the evangelistic meetings and spiritual revival of DL Moody which spread throughout England.

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Holiday Bible Club for primary school children Easter Monday week every year.

  • Student lunches Sundays autumn term.

  • Afternoon tea for senior citizens, check church website for details.

  • Baptist Church

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2019

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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