The atmospheric start to Advent returns to the Minster.

Event Information

  • 03 Dec 17
  • 5.15pm
  • FREE

An atmospheric and breath-taking candlelit service of music, readings and prayers for Advent in celebration and anticipation of the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.

The service starts in darkness with candlelight gradually spreading throughout the cathedral as the flame is passed from one person to the next following the York Minster Choir’s journey from West to East. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the popular service, with doors opening at 4.15pm. The service lasts for just over an hour. 

This service will be full to capacity so please arrive early. Seats are unreserved and are on a first come first serve basis. You do not need a ticket to attend this service.