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Central Methodist Church, York

Built as 'Centenary Chapel' in 1840 as a 1500 seater Wesleyan preaching house to commemorate the centenary of the first Methodist Society begun in 1739. It became 'Central Methodist Church' in 1982 when the amalgamation with Wesley Chapel in Priory Street took place. The Church has an excellent three-manual organ with 2500 pipes dating from 1841 and installed by John Brown, a local man. It was the home church of The Revd David Hill, (1840-1896) missionary to China, who is commemorated on one of the memorial plaques.

Additional visitor information

Nearest car parks are Stonebow and Haymarket

Worship services
Sunday 10.30am and 6.30pm

Also nearby
The church is set within the walls of the historic city of York near to York Minster, The Jorvik Viking Centre and the Jorvik Dig.

St Saviourgate
York YO1 8NQ

Usually Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Groups by appointment.


Getting there [SE606519]
Close to The Shambles pedestrian shopping area in the centre of York.
Train: York Railway Station is about half a mile away.

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