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Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration for Remembrance Sunday – 10.30am

An annual service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration for Remembrance Sunday which will include music by the Choir of York Minster, hymns, readings, prayers and an Act of Remembrance at 11am in unison with the commemorations across the city, when Great Peter will toll eleven times followed by the Two Minutes’ Silence. The Preacher will be the Reverend David Barrett, Deputy Chaplain General of the British Army.

All are welcome.

This service will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel here.

Please find the service booklet here: https://bit.ly/3A2iw2x

Requiem Eucharist for Remembrance Sunday – 4.00pm  

To conclude the commemorations on Remembrance Sunday, the Choir of York Minster perform Fauré’s Requiem as part of a moving and contemplative service of Holy Communion.

All are welcome.

This service will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel here.

Please find the service booklet here: https://bit.ly/3hrA2Hg

A Two Minutes’ Silence will be observed in York Minster on Armistice Day. Details can be found here.

Remembrance Sunday forms part of a Season of Remembering at the Minster which includes the Feast of All Saints Day on Monday 1 November, a day to remember those who have died on All Souls’ Day on Tuesday 2 November, an installation in the Chapter House of the Yorkshire Speak Their Name memorial quilt (2 – 10 November), and the observation of the national two minutes’ silence on Friday 11 November at 11.00am.


York Minster’s Season of Remembering

This year’s Season of Remembering at York Minster will help us to engage with the extraordinary power of love, the grief and pain of bereavement and the opportunity to honour and to pay our respects to those who have died in past conflicts.

The Revd Canon Michael Smith, Acting Dean of York, said:  “All of us carry in our hearts the memory of relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances who have died leaving us bereft. Many are still grieving for those who died during the pandemic when visiting the sick was difficult or impossible and attendance at funerals were limited. This year we will all also be remembering Queen Elizabeth II and all that she meant to us, our nation and the Commonwealth.

“We are providing a safe place for people to grieve, to remember, to honour and to pray for all their loved ones who have died, whether they died years ago or in recent months. We hope that people will attend services or simply just come to the Minster to sit, reflect, pray or to light a candle in memory of their loved ones.”

More information about York Minster’s season of Remembering can be found here.

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