York Minster will close for services and sightseeing from this evening until Wednesday 2nd December, in line with the Government’s new lockdown.
The Minster will continue to offer Christian worship, fellowship, music and reflection through its digital channels.
The cathedral itself will only be open for private prayer. A member of the Minster’s clergy team will say a prayer every half hour.
Dean’s Park will stay open and people using the park will be required to adhere to Government guidance on social distancing.
From Thursday 5th November until Tuesday 1st December, York Minster will be open as follows:
For private prayer only (except Tuesdays when the Minster is closed all day)
- 10am until 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
- 1pm until 3pm on Sunday
- Open from 10am until 4pm (closing at dusk).
Essential construction activity at York Minster such as work on the South Quire Aisle and the final phases of the restoration of the Grand Organ, will continue in line with Government guidance. The majority of the Minster’s staff will be put on furlough with the remainder working from home.