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York Minster is a living church with a thriving community made up of people of all ages. For many, York Minster is their regular place of worship, as part of one or more of our Sunday and weekday congregations.
There are lots of ways to get involved with the Minster Community, from simply attending services to joining one of our committees.
One of the easiest ways to get to know people is to join us for coffee after the 10am Sunday service. This is also a good way to find out about upcoming Minster Community events, which are organised by the Social Group.
See how the Walking Group got on during the recent pilgrimage to York Minster ahead of the special service to celebrate the completion of the Great East Window.Download
York Minster offers a variety of opportunities for children and young people to learn and grow and to engage with the stories, seasons and symbols of the Christian faith in age-appropriate ways. For more information about any of the groups below, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In term time, two groups meet each Sunday during the 10am service:
To join either of these groups, please follow the cross to the South Quire Aisle during the second hymn.
Minster Mice is a fun, fortnightly service aimed at pre-school aged children and their parents/carers. We meet on alternate Wednesdays in term time at the high altar for songs, stories, crafts and refreshments from 10am-11.30am.
Children and young people can also share in the work and worship of the Minster through serving, reading and singing in regular worship. If you are interested in exploring Baptism, Communion before Confirmation or Confirmation for your child, you can find further details here.
You can also find full details of York Minster’s Safeguarding policy here.
The Cathedral Community Roll is open to everyone over the age of 16 who either worships, volunteers or works at the Minster. Every three years, everyone on the roll is invited to nominate and elect four representatives to the Cathedral Council and eight members to the Minster Community Committee. The regular worshippers on the roll also nominate and elect three representatives to the York Deanery Synod. To join, write to the Chapter Clerk at Church House, 10-14 Ogleforth, York, YO1 7JN to request an application form or email email@example.com.
Everyone who is on the Community Roll is able to opt in to The Pastoral Network which puts people in touch with a Pastoral Link contact to help build a network of friendship and support across the whole community. The aim is to ensure that, in such a large and busy church, everyone who would like one has a point of contact who will look out for them and keep in touch from time to time.
The Committee of the Minster Community is elected by members of the Cathedral Community Roll and seeks to encourage the life and mission of the Minster.
There are a number of sub-groups where members of the Community Committee are joined by other members of the community to contribute to various areas of church life.
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