Lord Mayor’s Christmas Eve carols from 7:00pm

The Lord Mayor and Civic Party are inviting residents and visitors to join their annual Christmas Carol concert in St Helen’s Square on Christmas Eve.

Mansion House Christmas

The audience are encouraged get involved and form the choir for a range of Christmas Carols, with support from the Salvation Army band.

The service starts at 7pm on Tuesday 24 December and is expected to finish approximately an hour later.

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Janet Looker said: “What a great way to spread festive cheer in the city! I can’t wait to start the celebrations on Christmas Eve with everyone who will be attendance at St Helen’s Square. If you’re in the area, make sure you pop along for a good old sing-a-long with friends, family, neighbours and visitors!”

What’s on in York: “Right Trusty and Well Beloved” Launch of Richard III anthology

York Explore

Saturday December 14th

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

Free

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Launch event for anthology of short stories and poems inspired by York’s own King Richard III, with a Foreword by Philippa Langley, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK).

Sixteen international authors have collaborated on a second anthology of short stories and poetry inspired by Richard III, the king who called York ‘home’. Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, with a Foreword by Philippa Langley, who found the king’s grave in 2012 after 500 years, is being sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK), which aids people with the same spinal condition as King Richard. The book will be officially launched by six of the authors, including one from the USA, promising talks, Q&As, and readings and signings of their work. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

What’s on in York: Memorial service this weekend at Bishopthorpe crematorium chapel

Residents are being invited to a special memorial service in the chapel of Bishopthorpe Crematorium this weekend.

The annual service looks to bring comfort and remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones.

This year it will take place on Sunday 8 December at 12.30pm and will last for around 30 minutes.

The service has been held at the crematorium for the past 15 years and this non-religious ceremony is open to everyone. It will be led by the crematorium chaplain, The Revd. Allan Hughes.

Names of loved ones will be read out and remembered.