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“New year with a difference”

Church of St. Michael le Belfrey
Ranked #43 of 210 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this historic church stands majestically alongside York Minster.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Spent a brilliant 3 days in York over new years festivities and as with a great number of people made our way to The Minster for the new year countdown. Strangely, after midnight, we were drawn to St Michaels as the church was full and there was a glitterball over the entrance. Walking inside everybody was wishing us "Happy New Year" with handshakes and hugs, there was music( Coldplay), people from teens to pensioners all mixing and talking and free hot chocolate. It was amazing. We got talking to a fantastic lady, the Assistant Curate who explained that this was something that they had done for the past few years. I'd just like to thank her and everyone associated with this church for this unique experiance. Well done

2  Thank mark2gwen
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Having heard about St. Michael le Belfrey we were delighted that it was open on a week day so we could look round. We spoke to Church members and were amazed to hear how many hundreds of people attend the services and the large number of clergy and other staff they have. It's a beautiful Church and although we didn't get chance to attend a Service it was a privilege to look round and find out about their Mission. It has brought happy memories as my parents used to visit there and I now know what they meant.

Thank Ruth L
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The volunteers in the church were very friendly and were very informative about the history of the church. There was no admission charge to go into this church, whereas a couple of minutes away at York Minster it is very expensive to go in.

1  Thank Sleepy59
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

A working church just across the way from the Minster, often overlooked by tourists but well worth a visit. Free admission , often with something going on inside...the day I visited a choir were rehearsing for an evening concert. I sat and listened for free.....nice to see a church that is still functioning as a community not just a monument.

1  Thank chaplainsRus
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

A very active church, serving many social needs within the local community & around the world. Catering for all age ranges, welcomes diversity.

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