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Funerals and memorial services at York Minster

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We seek to provide pastoral support for all who come to York Minster because they are bereaved.

Funerals are now allowed to safely go ahead at York Minster in line with the Government and the Church of England’s guidance. There can be a maximum of 30 people present at a funeral and physical distancing should be strictly adhered to. More information about funerals during the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.

We take funerals and memorial services for members of our community, past and present. Sometimes we are able to host large funerals and memorial services for neighbouring parishes when their buildings are too small to accommodate large congregations.

If you would like to talk to someone about a funeral or memorial service please contact our Pastor, The Reverend Canon Michael Smith, at e: michaels@yorkminster.org

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