Guide to carol services & Christmas church services in York: 2014

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The York Minster choir… ready to sing those carols. Photograph: York Minster

There’s nothing so special as a candlelit carol concert in one of York’s beautiful old churches. Here are a selection of some of the city centre services… and don’t forget the Barbican’s Community Carols

York Minster, Deangate

Friday, December 5, 2pm Yorkshire Countrywomen Carol Service
Saturday, December 6, 2pm Women’s Institute Carol Service
Saturday, December 6, 7-8.30pm York Minster Christmas Carol Concerts
Sunday, December 7, 2pm The Lullaby Trust Carol Service
Wednesday, December 10, 7.30pm The NHS Carol Service
Thursday, December 11, 7pm YSJU Carol Service
Sunday, December 14, 7pm Carols in York Minster: Tree Story
Wednesday, December 17, 7.30pm Festival of Light
Friday, December 19, 4pm Nine Lessons and Carols
Friday, December 19, 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight
Monday, December 22, 7pm Nine Lessons and Carols
Wednesday, December 24, noon Crib Service
Wednesday, December 24, 4pm Nine Lessons and Carols
Wednesday, December 24, 11.30pm First Eucharist of Christmas
Thursday, December 25, 8am, 10am, 11.45am, 4pm Christmas Day services

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Church, Duncombe Place

Sunday, December 20, 7pm Mass of Our Lady for Advent: Rorate Mass
Wednesday, December 24, 6pm Family Mass, Children’s Procession to the Crib and Blessing of the Crib
Wednesday, December 24, 11.15pm Carols and Readings followed by Midnight Sung Latin Mass
Thursday, December 25, 8.30am Mass with Carols
Thursday, December 25, 10.30am Mass with Carols
Thursday, December 25, 4pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayers at the Crib
Friday, December 26, 12.10pm Mass

St Michael le Belfrey, High Petergate

Saturday, December 13, 10am-4pm Thank God It’s Christmas Café
Thursday, December 18, 7pm A Carol Service for Missing People
Sunday, December 21, 9am Lessons and Carols
Wednesday, December 24, 2pm Christmas Eve service
Thursday, December 25, 10.30am Christmas Day service

Holy Trinity, Micklegate

Sunday, December 14, 10am Sung Eucharist
Tuesday, December 16, 9.30am Archdeacon’s Visit
Wednesday, December 17, 12.15pm Holy Communion: Prayers for Church Unity, 6pm Parish Carol Service
Sunday, December 21, 11am Sung Eucharist, 4pm Crib, Carols and Christingle Service
Wednesday, December 24th, 12.15pm Holy Communion: Eve of Christmas Followed by seasonal refreshments
Thursday, December 25th, 10am Christmas Day Sung Eucharist
Sunday, December 28th, 11am Sung Eucharist: Holy Innocents

St George’s Catholic Church, Peel Street

Wednesday, December 17, 6.30pm Candlelit Carol Service
Saturday, December 20, 9.30am Mass
Sunday, December 21, 10.30am and 6.30pm Mass
Wednesday, December 24, 9.30am Morning Mass
Wednesday, December 24, 8pm First Mass of Christmas
Thursday, December 25, 9.30am Christmas Day Mass

St Hilda’s Church, Tang Hall

Thursday, December 11, 9am Churches Together Prayertime
Sunday, December 14, 11am Christingle
Wednesday, December 17 Carols in Residential Homes
Sunday, December 21, 6pm Carol Service
Monday, December 22, 10-11.30am Children’s Holiday Club for 5-10 year olds
Wednesday, December 24, 4pm Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Communion
Thursday, December 25, 10am Christmas Morning Service

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Burdyke Avenue

Wednesday December 24, 5.15pm Vigil Mass
Wednesday December 24, 8pm Midnight Mass
Thursday December 25, 9.30am Christmas Day Mass
Friday, December 26, 2pm Mass

St Helen’s Church, Stonegate

Friday, December 5 6pm Stonegate Carol Service
Wednesday, December 10, 6.30pm Organ Vespers: Advent and Christmas
Thursday, December 11, 11.30am Christingle Service
Saturday, December 13, 1pm Shoppers Carol Service
Saturday, December 20, 12pm Celtic Eucharist
Wednesday, December 24, 4pm Children’s Crib Service

Gateway Church, Acomb

Wednesday, December 24, 3pm Children’s Nativity
Thursday, December 25, 10.30am Christmas Morning Celebration

St Olave, Marygate

Sunday, December 21, 10.30am Sung Eucharist
Wednesday, December 24, 6pm Lessons and Carols, 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Thursday, December 25, 10am Sung Eucharist
Sunday, December 28, 8.30am Eucharist, 10.30am Sung Eucharist

The Ark Church, Foxwood

Sunday, December 21, 7-8pm Carol Service
Thursday, December 25, 10am Christmas Morning Meeting

All Saints, North Street

Wednesday, December 24, 7.30pm Procession, blessing of the crib, Pontifical high mass of the night
Thursday, December 25, 10.30am Mass of the Day
Sunday, December 28, 10.30am Holy Innocents Mass, 5.30pm Sung Mass

St Martin, Coney Street

Saturday, December 20, 10am Eucharist
Wednesday, December 24, 11am Carol Service

Calvary Chapel, Barbican Road

Sunday, December 21, 9.45am Prayer Meeting, 10.30am Morning Service, 7pm Evening Service
Tuesday, December 23, 10am Coffee Morning for Seniors, 12pm Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, December 24, 7am Prayer Meeting, 10am Parents and Tots
Thursday, December 25, 12pm Prayer Meeting
Friday, December 26, 7am Prayer Meeting

All Saints, Huntington

Sunday, December 14, 8.30am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Worship, 6.30pm Evening Service
Sunday, December 21, 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight
Wednesday, December 24, 3.30pm Christingle Service, 5pm Christingle Service, 11.30pm Midnight Communion
Thursday, December 25, 10.30am Family Communion

St Andrew’s, Huntington

Sunday, December 14, 10.30am Family Parade Service
Thursday, December 18, 11.15am Holy Communion, 12pm Light Lunch
Sunday, December 21, 8.30am Holy Communion, 10.30am Joint Family Worship,
Wednesday, December 24, 4pm Christingle Service, 11pm Midnight Communion
Thursday, December 25, 10.30am Joint Family Communion

St Lukes, Burton Stone Lane

Thursday, December 18, 7pm York City FC Carol Service
Monday, December 22 Nativity Service
Wednesday, December 24 Christingle Service, Midnight Mass

St Deny’s, Walmgate

Sunday, December 21, 9.30am Holy Communion
Wednesday, December 24, 4pm Carol Service
Thursday, December 25, 9.30am Holy Communion
Sunday, December 28, 9.30am Holy Communion

All Saints, Pavement

Saturday, December 13 2pm The Central York Federation of Townswomens Guilds Carol Service
Sunday, December 21, 10.30am Carol Service
Wednesday, December 25, 9am Holy Communion, 10.30am Sung Eucharist
Sunday, December 28, 9am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Prayer with hymns, 6.30pm Evening Prayer

St Thomas’ Church, Lowther Street

Sunday, December 14, 6.30pm Candlelit Carol Service
Sunday, December 21, 10am Christmas all age service
Wednesday, December 24, 3pm Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Communion
Thursday, December 25, 10am Christmas communion service

St Helen’s Church, Escrick

Saturday, December 6, 6pm Light Up a Life Carol Service

Heworth Church Hall, Melrosegate

Wednesday, December 10, 6.30-8.30pm Community Carol Singing

Heworth Methodist Church, Heworth Village

Saturday, December 20, 3.30pm Carols, Cribs and Crackers Service
Sunday, December 21, 6pm Carol Service
Wednesday, December 24, 9pm Christmas Eve Communion
Thursday, December 25, 10am Christmas Day Morning Worship

Holy Trinity Heworth, East Parade

Monday, December 15 6.30pm Carol Service

Monks Cross Shopping Centre

Thursday, December 18, 6.15pm Lantern Of Life Carol Concert

Elvington Parish Church, Church Lane

Sunday, December 14, 9am Morning Prayer, 6pm Informal Worship
Sunday, December 21, 10.30am Crib and Christingle Family Service
Wednesday, December 24, 4pm Carol Service
Thursday, December 25, 10.30am Family Communion

Acomb Methodist Church, Front Street

Sunday, December 14, 10.30-11.30am Family Christingle and Gift Service
Sunday, December 21, 10.30-11.30am Sunday Morning Worship, 2.30pm Holy Boy: A Choral Nativity
Wednesday, December 24, 11.30pm Christmas Eve Communion
Thursday, December 25, 11am-12pm Christmas Day Family Service
Sunday, December 28, 10.30-11.30am Sunday Morning Worship

Lidgett Grove Methodist Church, Wheatlands Road

Thursday, December 11, 2.30-3.30pm Christmas at Forget-me-Not Café and carols
Saturday, December 13, 3-5pm Christmas Messy Church
Wednesday, December 17, 9.30-11.30am Christmas at the Community Café
Monday, December 22, 2pm Christmas Film Showing: ‘Elf’
Wednesday, December 24, 9.30-11.30am Christmas Eve Community Café
Thursday, December 25, 10am All age worship

St Lawrence Parish Church, Lawrence Street

Thursday, December 11, 2pm Children’s Carols
Sunday, December 14, 9am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Eucharist
Wednesday, December 17, 2pm Carols in Residential Homes
Sunday, December 21, 9am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Eucharist, 6pm Nine Lessons and Carols, 8pm Service of the Longest Night
Wednesday, December 24, 3pm Crib Service, 11.45pm Midnight Mass
Thursday, December 25, 10am Christmas Day Eucharist

St Hilda’s Vicarage, Tang Hall

Thursday, December 11, 9am Churches Together Prayer Time
Sunday, December 14, 11am Christingle Service
Sunday, December 21, 6pm Carol Service
Monday, December 22, 10am Children’s Holiday Club
Wednesday, December 24, 4pm Crib Service, 11.30pm Midnight Communion
Thursday, December 25, 10am Christmas Day Service

Christ The Light Church, Clifton Moor

Sunday, December 14, 5.30pm Carol Service at the Clifton Moor Church and Community Centre, with mulled wine and mince pies afterwards

St Edward the Confessor, Dringhouses

Sunday, December 14 8.30am Holy Communion, 10am Confirmation, 6.30pm Evening Service
Monday, December 15 6pm Community Singing and Fair at The Marriott Hotel on Tadcaster Road
Wednesday, December 17 10am Dringhouses Primary School Service
Thursday, December 18 1.30pm Alzheimer’s Society Carol Service
Sunday, December 21 8.30am Holy Communion, 10am Family Communion and all age Nativity, 4pm Candlelit Carol Service
Wednesday, December 24 4pm Crib Service, 11.30pm First Christmas Communion
Thursday, December 25 8.30am Holy Communion, 10am Family Service
Sunday, December 28 8.30am Holy Communion, 10am Family Communion, 6.30pm Traditional Carol Service

St Edward the Confessor Website

St Martin cum Gregory, Micklegate

Saturday, December 20 5.45pm Carol Singing in the Micklegate Quarter

Micklegate Quarter Website