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There are a thousand reasons to visit York Minster, all of them personal, valid and particular. As far as the team at the Minster is concerned every reason for visiting the Minster is a good reason. You will be most welcome here.

When I first visited the city I discovered a Yorkshire word, “snickleways” that people use in these parts for the network of little paths, alleyways and short cuts which wind through the ancient heart of the city.  Each year people travel down their own snickleways and find themselves at the Minster. Here they encounter a spectacular space filled with beauty, treasures and history. Whether it’s in the skill of those who carve stone, restore medieval glass or offer breathtakingly beautiful music there is something here for each one of us to discover.

It is the prayer and aspiration of all those who live, work and worship here that whatever the snickleway you travel down you will feel welcome on arrival and, even more than this, that through the space and beauty you will catch a whisper – the still small voice – of the invitation to discover God’s love.”

The Right Reverend Dr Jonathan Frost,  Dean of York.

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