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Welcome to Advent and Christmas 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

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Minster Mice

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Holy Communion

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Archbishop Holgate’s School Carol Service

Today at York Minster

First admission

9:30 am

Last admission

3:30 pm

Minster only

Adult/Senior - £12.50

Students (not studying in York) - £9.50

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

York resident/York student - free with proof of address

Minster and tower

Adult/Senior - £18.50

Students (not studying in York) - £15.50

Child (8-16) - £6


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.

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What’s On highlights

03 Dec - 05 Jan 23

The York Minster Christmas Tree Festival

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08 Dec - 09 Dec 22

Christmas Carol Concerts

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22 Dec - 24 Dec 22

Nine Lessons and Carols

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24 Dec 22

Christmas Eve Services

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Our weekly prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,

light of the nations and glory of Israel:

make your home among us,

and present us pure and holy

to your heavenly Father,

your God, and our God.


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