Join York Minster’s worship to mark the start of Advent with 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, which will include music from the Choir of York Minster, starts in darkness before a single flame is used to spread light through the cathedral, with candles held by each member of the congregation.
Free tickets must be booked in advance for this service and will be available on Tuesday 21 November at 10am. Tickets will be available via York Minster's website or by calling 01904 557200.
A maximum of four tickets can be reserved with each booking, children over the age of two need their own seat.
Tickets are valid for the specified service only. We kindly ask that if you have booked tickets and cannot attend the service, to please return them so others can enjoy the Advent Procession. You can do this by contacting our Bookings Team on 01904 557200.
Doors will open at 4.30pm.
The service will also be livestreamed via York Minster's YouTube channel
York Minster Opening Hours
Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 4.00pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Sun: 12.45pm – 3.15pm (last admission at 2.45pm).
Please note these opening hours are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information.