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Advent and Christmas services with British Sign Language interpretation

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This year, for the first time, York Minster is excited to be providing British Sign Language for a number of services throughout the Advent and Christmas season. The following services will feature BSL interpretation:

Advent Procession, Sunday 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.

Crib Service, Saturday 23 December, 11.30am 

BSL interpretation available in-person. 

Hear the Christmas story in a fun and accessible service for families with carols and musical accompaniment. Children are encouraged to dress up as characters from the Nativity and there will be a chance to see the crib.

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Nine Lessons and Carols, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December, 4pm 

BSL interpretation available in-person on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 December. BSL interpretation available online via livestream on Sunday 24 December. 

Two services consisting of nine special readings, carols sung by the Choir of York Minster and hymns for everyone to join in. A traditional Christmas celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

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If you would like to attend one of these services in-person, please email boxoffice@yorkminster.org or call 01904 557200 to book a free ticket.


If you have any feedback that could help us improve access and inclusivity at York Minster, please email access@yorkminster.org. We would love to hear from you.

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