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Christmas Eve with York Minster

Thu Dec 24 @ 2.00 pm 11.00 pm

Christmas Eve with York Minster

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

Please note that free tickets for the 4pm and 7pm services on Christmas Eve must be booked in advance to help us safely manage numbers inside the cathedral and that capacity is limited. Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis from 10am on Monday 7 December.

The 4pm Music and Readings for Christmas and 11pm Digital Midnight Mass services will be available online via this page and our Facebook and YouTube channels for you to enjoy from home.

2pm: A Little Story for Christmas

Join York Minster’s clergy, in their best Christmas jumpers, for a little story for Christmas. The short service will take place at the crib, surrounded by the angels, shepherds and kings. Tickets for this service need to be booked in advance and will be available from 10am on Wednesday 16 December – see full details here.

4pm: Evensong with Carols for Christmas

Join the Choir of York Minster for this special candlelit service of Evensong with Carols for Christmas, including Christmas carols sung by the choir, readings, prayers and beautiful music from choir and organ, to prepare us all for the birth of Christ.

Tickets for this service have now sold out, but the service will also be livestreamed here and via our YouTube channel.

7pmA Vigil Eucharist for Christmas

A quiet, contemplative service of Holy Communion at the cathedral reflecting on the birth of Christ, and holding before God in prayer our world, our nation, our communities and our families during this time of pandemic. The Dean of York will preside and the Canon Precentor will preach with organ accompaniment.

Tickets for this service need to be booked in advance and are available here.

11pm: Digital Midnight Mass from York Minster with the Archbishop of York – online only

The First Communion of Christmas with Blessing of the Crib from York Minster with the Archbishop of York and music from the Songmen and Choral Scholars of the Choir of York Minster

Please note this is a pre-recorded online service – there is no service taking place at the cathedral at this time. The online service will be available via this page and our Facebook and YouTube channels.


Thu, December 24
2.00 pm – 11.00 pm
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