St John's Church, Micklegate, York

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St John’s Church, Micklegate, York
Former Church of St John, Micklegate, York (15th July 2013).JPG
St John’s Church, Micklegate, York
Coordinates: 53°57′26.8″N 1°5′07.6″W / 53.957444°N 1.085444°W / 53.957444; -1.085444
Previous denominationChurch of England
DedicationSt John the Evangelist
Heritage designationGrade II* listed[1]

St John's Church, Ousebridge, Micklegate, York is a Grade II* listed[1] former parish church in the Church of England in York.[2]


The church dates from the 12th century, the oldest part being the based on the tower.[3] The chancel is 14th century. The north aisle and arcade were rebuilt, and the west end extended in the 15th century. The tower collapsed in 1551 and part of the north aisle was rebuilt.

The church was restored in 1850 by George Fowler Jones, when the south porch was added, and the east end rebuilt. The windows were reglazed, a new floor laid and new pews were added. In 1866 J. B. and W. Atkinson of York re-roofed the nave.[4] In 1960, its east wall was rebuilt to allow Micklegate to be widened, and a new porch was added.[3]

In 1934 the church was closed, and the Institute of Advanced Archaeological Studies. It later became York Arts Centre, and more recently has been used as a bar.[3]


  • Nathaniel Wilson (d. 1726)
  • Elizabeth Wilson (d. 1736)
  • Sir Richard Yorke (d. 1498)
  • John Scott (d. 1775)
  • Christopher Benson (d. 1801)
  • Anne Haynes (d. 1747)
  • Elizabeth Potter (d. 1766)
  • Luke Thompson (d. 1743)
  • Grace Potter (d. 1776)
  • Thomas Bennett (d. 1773)
  • Elizabeth Bennett (d. 1825)


The pipe organ dated from 1866 and was by Postill. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "York Arts Centre (Grade II*) (1257279)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England. York and the East Riding. Nikolaus Pevsner and David Neave. Yale University Press. 1995. ISBN 0300095937
  3. ^ a b c Avril E. Webster Appleton, Looking Back at Micklegate, Nunnery Lane and Bishophill: York, p.17
  4. ^ "Church Reparation in York". Yorkshire Gazette. York. 28 December 1850. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  5. ^ "NPOR [K00883]". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 8 May 2015.