Central Methodist Church, York

York, North Yorkshire


Minister: Revd David Bidnell

01904 612171

Opening Times

Open to visitors : Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00. Sunday worship at 10:30 & 18:30.



Toilets available

Access issues

Wheelchair access to ground floor only.

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.

Grade II* Listed


Parking available nearby

Nearest car parks are Stonebow and Haymarket

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.