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York Minster has an international reputation as one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals.

As the Mother Church of the Northern Province of the Church of England, we host a range of important services and events throughout the year.

The Communications Team manages all requests for media access to the cathedral and commercial filming and photography. Where possible, we welcome and accommodate filming and photography requests, but as a working church there may occasionally be restrictions. See below for further details or to get in touch.

Media attending services and events

We welcome media visits and are happy to arrange tours for accredited journalists. We do our best to accommodate media at special events inside the cathedral.

Prior notice from those wishing to attend is essential and subject to the guidelines available below.

Communications Team contacts

A full list of our latest news releases is available here.

Guidelines for media attending services and events

As a working church, there are a number of guidelines for media wishing to attend services and events at York Minster. Download the attached for full details.

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