Carol services and Christmas church services in York: 2015 guide

Back at the Barbican: York Community Carol Concert
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With so many beautiful old churches in York, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a magical candlelit atmosphere in which to celebrate Christmas.

We’ve put together a selection of carol services and Christmas events for you to choose from.

York Community Carol Concert

York Barbican

Sun Dec 20 @ 2.30pm

£7.50, £6 concessions, £24 family

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without York’s annual Community Carol Concert, now in its 58th year.

The popular York institution returns to the York Barbican to fill its audience with genuine Christmas spirit.

Highlights of the event will include performances by the York Concert band, the Bev Jones Singers, Heworth C of E Primary School Choir, Poppleton Ousebank Primary School Choir and the Steve Cassidy Band.

The event will raise thousands of pounds for York’s Christmas Cheer Fund and the York Food Bank.

York Minster

Tuesday, December 22, 7pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday, December 24, noon, Crib Service

Thursday, December 24, 4pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday, December 24, 11.30pm First Eucharist of Christmas

Friday, December 25, 8am Holy Communion

Friday, December 25, 10am Eucharist of Christmas Day

Friday, December 25, 11.45am Christmas Day Choral Matins

Friday, December 25, 4pm Christmas Day Choral Evensong

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St Wilfrid’s Catholic Church, Duncombe Place

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2pm Crib Service for children

Wednesday, December 23rd, 7.30pm Carol Service

Thursday, December 24, 6pm Family Mass, Children’s Procession to the Crib and Blessing of the Crib

Thursday, December 24, 11.15pm Carols and Readings followed by Midnight Sung Latin Mass

Friday, December 25, 8.30am and 10.30am Mass with Carols

Friday, December 25, 4pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayers at the Crib

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St Michael Le Belfrey, High Petergate

Sunday, December 20, 9am Service of Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 20, 6pm Contemporary Carols (with baptism)

Thursday, December 24, 2pm Family Service

Friday, December 25, 10.30am Communion service for the whole Church family

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Holy Trinity, Micklegate

Wednesday, December 16, 6pm Parish Carol Service

Thursday, December 24, 4pm Carols, Crib and Christingle

Friday, December 25, 10am Christmas Family Communion

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St Hilda’s Church, Tang Hall

Sunday, December 20, 6pm Carol Service

Thursday, December 24, 4pm Crib Service

Thursday, December 24, 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Friday, December 25, 10am Christmas Morning Service

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St Helen’s Church, Stonegate

Saturday, December 12, 2pm “Shoppers Carol Services.” Lasts 20 to 30 minutes

Thursday, December 17, 7pm Christmas “drop-in” concert of carols and traditional seasonal songs given by the Micklegate Singers.

Thursday, December 24, 4pm Children’s Crib Service

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St Olave, Marygate

Thursday, December 24, 6pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday, December 24, 11:30pm Midnight Mass

Friday, December 25, 10am Christmas Day Mass

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St Lawrence’s, Lawrence Street

Sunday, December 20, 6pm Lessons and Carols

Thursday, December 24, 3pm Crib Service

Thursday, December 24, 11:30pm Midnight Mass

Friday, December 25, 10am Christmas Day Eucharist

Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate

Saturday, December 19th, afternoon Carol singing in the city centre, in aid of ‘Action for Children’

Sunday, December 20, 4 pm Carol Service

Tuesday, December 22, 3.30pm Sing-Along Carol Concert, with Christmas Cafe 1:30 – 3:30pm.

Friday, December 25, 10am Christmas Day worship

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St Martin-Le-Grand, Coney Street

Sunday, December 20, 11am Reception of the Bethlehem Peace Light

Thursday, December 24, 11am Ecumenical Carol Service held outside St. Martin’s Churchyard, with band.

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All Saints, Pavement

Monday, December 14, 6.30pm Chamber of Commerce Carol Service

Tuesday, December 15, 6pm Insurance Institute Carol Service

Wednesday, December 16, 7.30pm Guild of Freemen hosting the Guilds Carol Service

Thursday, December 17, 6.30pm Rotary Club Carol Service

Sunday, December 20, 10.30am Parish Carol Service

Friday, December 25, 9am Holy Communion

Friday, December 25, 10.30am Sung Eucharist

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St Andrew’s, Huntington

Thursday, December 24, 3.30pm & 5.00pm Christingle

Friday, December 25, 8.30am Holy Communion

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All Saints, Huntington

Sunday, December 20, 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight

Thursday, December 24, 3.30pm & 5.00pm Christingle

Thursday, December 24, 11.30pm Midnight Communion

Friday, December 25, 10.30am Family Communion

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The Ark, Foxwood

Sunday, December 20, 7pm Carols at Christmas

Friday, December 25, 10am Christmas Day Service

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Gateway Church, Acomb

Monday, December 21 Gateway Carols at the Farm

Thursday, December 24, 3pm Christmas Eve Nativity: come along dressed as your favourite character or borrow a costume when you get there

Friday, December 25, 10.30am Christmas morning celebration

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St Denys’, Walmgate

Thursday, December 24, 4pm Carols by Candlelight: Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols, signed for the deaf

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Trinity Church

Sunday, December 13, 6pm Carol Service at Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate

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