The Minster :
Thu 15 Feb :
10.00am – 3.00pm :
£2.50 with standard admission.
Make your own Viking-style decoration to take home in the stunning surroundings of the Chapter House inside York Minster.
Inspired by the Anglo-Scandinavian stone carvings in our Undercroft Museum, your keepsake will help you look the part throughout a fun and educational week in York!
Need some more inspiration? You can also meet the Vikings right here too! Handle authentic and replica Viking artefacts, learn how to play a Viking board game, and discover more about the mystery that is York Minster during the Viking period from our resident ‘Vikings’.
£2.50 per child for craft activity, with standard admission.
Admission ticket lasts for 12 months. Family 12-month ticket from £10 (valid for up to 4 children visiting the Minster with 1 adult). FREE admission to Minster for York residents with proof of residency (York Card, DVLA License, utility bill).
Sunday 24th and Monday 25 Dec :
Times vary : Free
12 noon: Crib Service
Traditional service where families and children are particularly welcome
Sunday 24 December, 4.00pm: Nine Lessons and Carols
Two services consisting of nine special readings, carols sung by the York Minster Choir and hymns for everyone to join in. A traditional Christmas celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
11.30pm: First Eucharist of Christmas
Traditional ‘Midnight Mass’ with music from the St William’s Singers and York Young Soloists.
Preacher: Canon Chris Collingwood
York Minster’s special services celebrating Christ’s birth:
8.00am: Holy Communion (said, 1662)
10.00am: Sung Eucharist of Christmas Day. Preacher: The Archbishop of York
11:45am: Christmas Day Choral Matins (sung by the Minster Choir) Preacher: Dean of York
4:00pm: Christmas Day Choral Evensong (sung by the Minster Choir)
St James the Deacon, Sherringham Drive
Interact with the Minster during Advent and Christmas
- 9th Dec 2017 – 07th Jan 2018
Discover more about the Christmas story by exploring the activity stops hidden around the Minster.
Follow a trail with items to look at, touch, smell and discuss at each stop.
Free with admission, collect your trail from the admission desks. No need to book.
The atmospheric start to Advent returns to the Minster.
An atmospheric and breath-taking candlelit service of music, readings and prayers for Advent in celebration and anticipation of the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.
The service starts in darkness with candlelight gradually spreading throughout the cathedral as the flame is passed from one person to the next following the York Minster Choir’s journey from West to East.
Everyone is welcome to attend the popular service, with doors opening at 4.15pm. The service lasts for just over an hour.
This service will be full to capacity so please arrive early. Seats are unreserved and are on a first come first serve basis. You do not need a ticket to attend this service.