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Welcome to Advent at York Minster

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Services & Events

General Visiting Times

Admission Prices

Today’s services and events

7:30 am - 7:45 am

Morning Prayer

7:50 am - 8:20 am

Holy Communion

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival and Winter Village

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm


Today at York Minster

First admission

9:30 am

Last admission

3:30 pm

Minster only

Adult/Senior - £12.00

Students (not studying in York) - £9

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

York resident/York student - free with proof of address

Minster and tower

Adult/Senior - £17

Students (not studying in York) - £14

Child (8-16) - £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.


Green light for York Minster Refectory Restaurant plans

03 Dec, 2021

Spectacular Advent Wreath Raising returns to York Minster

26 Nov, 2021

World premiere for composition celebrating the return of York Minster’s Grand Organ

25 Nov, 2021

Could your child be a chorister at York Minster?

23 Nov, 2021

York Minster’s first Christmas Tree Festival

12 Nov, 2021

York Minster

What’s On highlights

18 Nov - 06 Jan 22

The York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

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21 Nov - 02 Feb 22

Advent and Christmas digital worship

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04 Dec - 06 Jan 22

Experience Christmas Trail

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Our weekly prayer

Almighty God,
purify our hearts and minds,
that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as
judge and saviour
we may be ready to receive him,
who is our Lord and our God.


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