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One Voice York is the umbrella organisation of those churches in York who cooperate together in prayer and mission.
One Voice has no membership, just a handful of trustees, but we have become a large network of Church leaders, and leaders of associated ministries, across the denominations and traditions. One Voice’s life is rooted in the weekly Wednesday morning prayer meeting – a remarkable group praying in agreement and relationship rather than tradition or compromise.
One Voice facilitates the building of relationships between Christian leaders and ministries within the city, and is the conduit between the church and civic authorities.
One Voice organises events and ministries in the city, branding some to let everyone know that they are open to all.
One Voice was first formed in 1990 to plan a major mission in York, but began to really grow after a weekly prayer meeting was started for Christian leaders in 1999. This prayer meeting has seen substantial growth since 2004 and now has a regular attendance of about 40 Christian leaders.
Here are some of the things that have happened over the years… but we are currently asking the Lord to help us go deeper into unity and see vision and strategy emerge for a fuller transformation of the City.
Things OVY Initiated directly out of prayer and relationship
OVY Christian Leaders Prayer
Breakfasts with civic and other leaders
York Christian Heritage Walk
York School of theology
Chaplaincy – York Races. Care Homes. Council etc..
Healing on the streets
Because of the atmosphere of unity in the City… other things were formed
Carecent and big breakfast
Bundles of joy
Archbishop of York Youth Trust
Eat well spend less
Young at heart