Guide to York carol services and Christmas church services 2013

Choristers sing carols at the Minster. Photograph: York Minster
12 Dec 2013 @ 10.41 am
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Choristers sing carols at the Minster. Photograph: York Minster
Choristers sing carols at the Minster. Photograph: York Minster

Stuck on where to celebrate Christmas this year? York Mix have compiled a go-to guide for Christmas services in many of York’s major churches so you don’t have to worry. Want to know more? Check out our What’s On Christmas Listings

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York Minster, Deangate

Sunday, December 15th 2:30 pm Christingle Service
Thursday, December 19th 7:30 pm Sancta Lucia, A Festival of Light
Sunday, December 22nd 4 pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Tuesday, December 24th 12 pm Crib Service, 4 pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 11:30 pm First Eucharist of Christmas
Wednesday, December 25th 8 am Holy Communion, 10 am Solemn Eucharist of Christmas Day, 11:45 am Choral Matins, 4 pm Choral Evensong
Thursday, December 26th 5:15 pm Service of Readings and Carols at the Club

York Minster website

St Michael Le Belfrey, High Petergate

Saturday, December 14th 10 – 4 pm Thank God it’s Christmas cafe and nativity
Sunday, Decmber 15th 7:30 pm Carols in York Minster plus drama from Riding Lights Theatre
Sunday, December 22nd 11 am Christmas Services
Tuesday, December 24th 1 pm Christmas Eve at the Belfrey
Wednesday, December 25th 10:30 am Christmas Day

St. Michael Le Belfrey website

Holy Trinity, Micklegate

Sunday, December 15th All Day Sung Eucharist
Sunday, December 22nd 11 am Sung Eucharist
Sunday, December 29th 9:30 am Joint Service at Deny’s.
Wednesday, December 18th 6 pm Carols and Readings

Holy Trinity website

St. Hilda’s Church, Tang Hall

Sunday, December 22nd 6 pm Carol Service
Tuesday, December 24th 11:30 pm Christingle/Midnight Mass
Wednesday, December 25th 10 am Morning Service

St. Hilda’s Church website

St. Helen’s York, Stonegate

Tuesday, December 24th 4 pm Children’s Carol Service
Tuesday, December 31st 12 pm Perth College Girl’s Choir
Thursday, December 19th 7 pm Micklegate Singers in aid of St. Leonard’s Hospice

St. Helen’s York website

Central Methodist York, St. Saviourgate

Sunday, December 15th 10:30 am Paul Carter Gift Service, 6:30 pm Revd. Christopher Humble Holy Communion
Thursday, December 19th 7:30 pm Carol Service
Tuesday, December 24th 6:30 pm Holy Communion at St. Columbia URC
Wednesday, December 25th 10:30 Morning Service

Central Methodist York website

York City Church, Monkgate

Sunday, December 22nd 10 am Family Christmas Service, 7 pm Carol Service at Holy Trinity, Monkgate

York City Church website

Gateway Church, Acomb

Sunday, December 22nd 7:30 pm Gateway Carols
Tuesday, December 24th 3 pm Children’s Nativity
Wednesday, December 25th 10:30 am Christmas Morning Celebration

Gateway Church Website

St. Olave’s Church, Marygate

Sunday, December 15th 7:30 pm Concert Beginning with St. Nicholas NCEM
Tuesday, December 24th 6 pm Lessons and Carols, 11:30 pm Midnight Mass
Wednesday, December 25th 10 am Sung Eucharist
Sunday, December 29th 10:30 am Sung Eucharist

St. Olave’s Church website

York Baptist Church, Priory St.

Sunday, December 15th 10:45 – 12 pm Family Christingle, 6:30 – 8 pm Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, December 22nd 3:30 – 4:30 pm Carols in the Park at Rowntrees Park
Sunday, December 22nd 5 – 6:30 pm Informal Family Carols

York Baptist Church Website

The Ark, Foxwood

Sunday, December 15th 7 pm Carols in Foxwood Community Centre
Wednesday, December 25th 10:30 am Christmas Day Worship

The Ark Website

York Community Church, Osbaldwick.

Wednesday, December 18th 6:30 – 8 pm Community Carol Singing

York Community Church Website

All Saints Church, North St.

Friday, December 13th 7:30 pm Poeticall Musicke Concert
Tuesday, December 24th 7:30 pm Procession, Blessing of the Crib, Midnight Mass
Wednesday, December 25th 10:30 am Mass of the Day
Thursday, December 26th 12:45 pm Mass
Sunday, December 29th 10:30 am Mass, Octave of Christmas, 5:30 pm Sung Mass

All Saints Church website

St. Martin-Le-Grand, Coney St.

Tuesday, December 24th 11 am Ecumenical Carol Service

St. Martin-Le-Grand website

Calvary Chapel York, Barbican Road

Sunday, December 22nd 9:45 am Prayer Meeting, 10:30 Morning Service, 12:30 Fellowship Heal, 2:30 pm Carol Service, 8 pm Candles, Carols and Communion

All Saints, Huntington

Friday, December 13th 5 pm Decorating for Christmas
Sunday, December 22nd 6:30 pm Carols by Candlelight

All Saints Church website

St. Andrew’s, Huntington.

Sunday, December 22nd 6:30 pm Christingle
Monday, December 23rd 6:30 pm Goose Chase, theatre
Friday, December 20th 6:45 pm St. Andrews Church Lads and Girls Brigade Christmas Concert

St. Andrew’s website

St. Luke’s, Burton Stone Lane

Thursday, December 19th 6:30 pm York City Football Club Carol Service
Sunday, December 22nd 6:30 pm St. Luke’s Carol Service
Monday, December 23rd 7 pm Nativity Service
Tuesday, December 24th 2 – 3 pm Carol Singing at York Station for Christian Aid
Wednesday, December 25th 10 am Christmas Family Service

St Luke’s website