Halifax Minster has published the programme of services for December as follows;
- Advent Carol Service – Sunday 2 December, 6:30pm
- Carols at All Souls, Haley Hill – Sunday 9 December, 4:00pm
- Christmas Carol Service – Sunday 23 December, 6:30pm
- Christingle Services – Monday 24 December, 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm
- Midnight Mass – Monday 24 December, 11:30pm
- Christmas Day – Christmas Day, 9:00am, 10:30am
The Halifax Minster Christmas Tree Festival will include many real Christmas trees from 6ft to 18ft , beautifully decorated and sponsored by local businesses for our enjoyment.
The Festival runs from Friday 30 November to Monday 3 December from 10:00am to 4:00pm except for the Sunday which will be 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
Refreshments will be on sale and the Minster shop will be open.
£2 entry for adults and children FREE.
Overgate Hospice Choir is proud to be presenting Karl Jenkins’ moving work on the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One on Saturday 13 October, 7:00pm at Halifax Minster.
‘The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace’ is a powerful and compelling account of the consequences of war and the world’s hope for peace. Commissioned for the millennium by The Royal Armouries and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis, this work is a contemporary example of a mass based on the 15th century French song L’homme armé (The Armed Man). Set within the framework of the Christian mass, The Armed Man, uses both sacred and secular texts.
The choir will be joined by the Youth Orchestra of Musica Kirklees (was Kirklees Music School) and their Music Director Thom Meredith.
The choir will also be joined by three treble soloist from the Halifax Minster Choir; Rosie Barber, Martha Hill and Madison Tasker.
Tickets at £12 are available from:
- Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland HX5 0QY
- Harveys of Halifax, Commercial Street, Halifax HX1 1LJ
- Shoesmiths, Commercial Street, Halifax HX1 1BE
THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District are inviting all creatures great and small to celebrate World Animal Day with them at their annual Animal Blessing Service in conjunction with the Halifax Minster. The service is on Sunday October 7, 2:30pm at the Halifax Minster, Causeway, HX1 1QL.
Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said “We think our animal blessing is a really special and unique way to celebrate World Animal Day and it’s one of our favourite events of the year. We love seeing the amazing variety of pets and animals people bring to the Minster, from kittens to horses and we hope the local community will join us for a wonderful service”.
Owners should ensure that all pets are well behaved and properly restrained, dogs on leads, cats in baskets and other small animals in travelling cages, equines must be unshod to be allowed in the church. RSPCA staff will be at the church to welcome and give assistance to owners and their pets.
To find out more about the Animal Blessing please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘Animal Blessing’ in events within Halifax.
Make an exclusive evening visit to the Benedictine Halifax Minster and meet some Living History characters from its past as you journey through some 900 years on Friday 7 September, 7:30pm.
Characters from our town’s past will return to life for an evening during Halifax Heritage Festival. Twelve costumed former citizens will each say something about their lives and their connection with the building. There will be musical interludes. A magical, candlelit evening, directed by David Glover.
The price of £5.28 (including booking fee) includes a glass of wine and tickets can be booked at Eventbrite.
Halifax’s hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour, either on foot or by bus during the Halifax Heritage Weekend.
The tour has been organised by Halifax Minster with the support of businesses and heritage sites across Halifax. There will be a number of tours, the first being Thursday 6 September at 11:00am, 2:00pm & 3:00pm.
There will also be tours over the following days on;
- Friday 7 September: 11am, 2pm & 3pm
- Saturday 8 September: 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm
- Sunday 9 September: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm
Take part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.
£5 per person Booking ESSENTIAL by either the Halifax Minster website or Eventbrite.
Walking Tours (1.5 hours start at the Town Hall and end at the Minster)