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Join York Minster’s worship for Christmas Eve at the cathedral or from the comfort of your home.

Please note that to help us safely manage numbers inside the cathedral free tickets must be booked in advance for all services on Christmas Eve and that livestream options will also be available for some services – see full details below.

11.30am: Crib Service – 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.

Free tickets must be booked in advance for this service and will be available from 10am on Tuesday 9 November 2021 via this page or by calling 01904 557200.

4pm: Nine Lessons and Carols – the second of 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. The service will include the world premiere of the winning entry from our Grand Organ Composers’ Competition (18 and under category) to celebrate the completion of the instrument’s once-in-a-century refurbishment.

Free tickets must be booked in advance for this service and will be available from 10am on Tuesday 2 November 2021 via this page or by calling 01904 557200.

The service will also be livestreamed via our YouTube channel and this page so you can enjoy the service from the comfort of your own home.

11.30pm: First Eucharist of Christmas (Midnight Mass) – A Sung Eucharist with Carols.

Free tickets must be booked in advance for this service and will be available from 10am on Tuesday 9 November 2021 via this page or by calling 01904 557200.

 

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