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Bring the joy of York Minster’s Advent and Christmas worship into your own home with our seasonal online services. Watch with family and friends or as an aid to contemplation and prayer. You may wish to light a candle as you join along with the services.

Evensong: Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 140, Sleepers, wake

26 November 4pm

The Choir of York Minster gives its traditional annual performance of Bach’s popular Cantata 140, ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’ (Sleepers, wake), with orchestral accompaniment at Evensong for the Sunday before Advent.

Available below or via our Youtube Channel. 

Advent Procession

3 December 5.30pm

Join York Minster’s worship to mark the start of Advent with 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.

Available below or via our Youtube Channel. 

Sankta Lucia: Festival of Light 

11 December 7pm

An atmospheric, candlelit procession and carol service for all the family based on the traditional Swedish Lucia celebration.

Nine Lessons and Carols

24 December 4pm

A service consisting of nine special readings, carols sung by the Choir of York Minster and hymns for everyone to join in.

Available below or via our Youtube Channel. 

Christmas Day Sung Eucharist

25 December 11am

Celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ, light of the world as the Choir of York Minster sings the Sung Eucharist with a sermon by the Archbishop of York.

Available below or via our Youtube Channel. 

The Eucharist for the Feast of Epiphany

6 January 2024 5.30pm

Join us at York Minster for a special service to mark the Feast of the Epiphany sung by St Peter’s Cathedral Choir, Adelaide.

Available below or via our Youtube Channel. 

You can also join our regular Sunday worship from your home. Both the 11am Choral Eucharist and 4pm Choral Evensong services are livestreamed via our Youtube Channel and our Sunday worship page.

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