York Remembers

Throughout November, you're invited to remember loved ones who have died recently, at events hosted by organisations across York.

You'll have the opportunity to take part in:

  • private and public reflection
  • remembrance and commemoration events

York Remembers events

All residents are welcome to remember lost loved ones, particularly those who passed away during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Event Date Time Location Details
Day to remember those who have died Tuesday 2 November 9.30am to 4.00pm York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH A space inside York Minster to sit quietly, to reflect, to pray, and to light a candle for lost loved ones. Minster Chaplains will be available throughout the day. Members of the St Leonard’s Hospice Bereavement Support Team will be available to talk and to provide support to anyone who needs it.  Entry is free for all. The Minster will be closed for sightseeing visits. For more information visit: yorkminster.org.
Annual Requiem Eucharist for All Souls' Day Tuesday 2 November 5.30pm York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH The annual Requiem Eucharist for All Souls' Day, at which we remember loved ones who have died. All are welcome to attend.
Requiem Eucharist Tuesday 2 November 10.00am St James the Deacon Parish Church, Sherringham Drive, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE For enquiries, see: www.jamesthedeacon.org.uk.
Service of remembering and thanksgiving Tuesday 2 November 7.00pm St James the Deacon Parish Church, Sherringham Drive, Woodthorpe, York, YO24 2SE A service of remembering and thanksgiving for those we love, but no longer see. For enquiries, see: www.jamesthedeacon.org.uk.
Memorial service Sunday 7 November 6.30pm St Andrew's Church, Bishopthorpe, YO23 2QG

You are invited to join us as we remember those we love who have died, and to bring all our hurt and our loss into the light of God.

Memorial service Sunday 14 November (Remembrance Sunday) 4.00pm St Andrew's Church, Huntington, York, YO32 9PX A simple service for the bereaved, with an opportunity to light a candle and include a loved one's name in prayer. Contact the Parish Office on telephone: 01904 768006, for more information, or to indicate your attendance. For enquiries, see: allsaintsstandrews.wixsite.com
Service of remembering and thanksgiving Sunday 21 November 4.00pm St Oswald's Church, Main Street Fulford, YO10 4HJ A service for bereaved families who have lost loved ones during the past 18 months. A service in April 2022 will also celebrate the lives of 'those we have love, but see no more'. For enquires, see: www.stoswalds.church.

Bereavement support services

St Leonard’s Bereavement Support Service provides a confidential listening service for bereaved adults living within their hospice catchment area.

The service is available to you:

  • whether you're connected to hospice services or not
  • regardless of when, or how, your loved one died

St Leonard's provide a confidential and safe space, through a variety of different options, for you to share, express, and understand your grief.

Also see

City of York Council

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550