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Services & Events

General Visiting Times

Admission Prices

Today’s services and events

7:30 am - 7:50 am


7:50 am - 8:20 am

Holy Communion

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Holy Communion

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Archbishop Holgate Carol Service

Today at York Minster

First admission

9:00 am

Last admission

4:30 pm

Minster only

Adult - £11.50

Seniors - £10.50

Students (not studying in York) - £9

Child (16 and under) - free with a paying adult

Minster and tower

Adult - £16.50

Seniors - £15.50

Students (not studying in York) - £14

Child (16 and under) - £5


York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals.

Since the 7th century, the Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England and today remains a thriving church rooted in the daily offering of worship and prayer. The Minster was built for the glory of God. Every aspect of this ancient building - from the exquisite, handcrafted stone through to the unrivalled collection of medieval stained glass - tells the story of Jesus Christ. We invite you to discover this sacred place and the love of God at its heart, which has attracted people from across the globe for more than 1000 years.


Top Soloists to perform Handel’s Messiah at York Minster

04 Dec, 2019

Advent and Christmas 2019 at York Minster

30 Nov, 2019

Minster apprentice stonemason wins gold at WorldSkills UK

29 Nov, 2019

Minster’s thanks for super successful Northern Lights run

01 Nov, 2019

Minster to appear as backdrop to York’s Christmas Lights Switch-on

25 Oct, 2019

York Minster

What’s On highlights

12 Dec - 13 Dec 19

York Minster Carol Concerts – SOLD OUT

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25 Dec 19

Christmas Day services

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Our weekly prayer

Risen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.

This prayer is taken from Common Worship: Additional Collects, copyright © 2004 The Archbishops’ Council.

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