10.30am Eucharist (Sung by the choir during term time)
4.00pm Choral Evensong (Said Evening Prayer outside term time)
Monday – Friday
9.00am Morning Prayer
4.00pm Evening Prayer
Sung Eucharist (Nave)
A traditional fully choral service (approx. 1hr 30 mins) in a modern language is led by the Clergy and Minster Choir to a large congregation. The service includes hearing God’s word both spoken and sung, a sermon, an anthem, prayers of intercession and the sharing of the sacrament. Special highlights include major festivals at which the music is often supplemented by the Minster Brass.
4.00pm Choral Evensong (Chancel)
Choral Evensong (approx. 50 mins) is arguably one of the glories of Britain! A centuries-old tradition with a much-loved liturgy; opening responses, Old Testament psalms (their mantra-like repetition create a peaceful atmosphere), the exuberant Magnificat, the solemn Nunc Dimittis, an anthem follows that fits the mood of the day, a second hymn, sung by all, closes the service. Whatever we may believe, the music carries us beyond the limitations of human words towards those things we cannot articulate and can give respite and inspiration in our busy modern lives.
To see our current music list click here!
Weekday Services (Mon-Fri)
9.00am Morning Prayer (Chancel)
A short (approx. 20 mins) spoken service, in modern language, which includes saying canticles of praise and psalms, listening to the bible readings set for the day, saying prayers of intercession for the church, the world and ourselves. These services are led by the clergy team or lay people.
12.30pm Daily Eucharist (Wellington, Rokeby or Holdsworth Chapel)
A simple spoken service (approx. 30 mins) in modern language, which includes prayers of confession and praise, listening to the bible readings set for the day, saying prayers of intercession and sharing in the sacrament of the Eucharist. These services are led by the clergy team.
4.00pm Evening Prayer (Rokeby Chapel)
This is a short spoken service (approx. 20 mins) in modern language, which includes saying canticles of praise and psalms, listening to the bible readings set for the day, and saying prayers of intercessions for the church, the world and ourselves. These services may be led by the clergy team or lay people.
12.30pm Public Sector Service (3rd Wednesday of the month)
This service is intended for Christians in the public sector and all those in public service. We alternate between a Eucharist and a reflective service (approx. 30 mins) and these are followed by a free lunch and provide just enough time to get away from the busyness of the office for peace and prayer. This service is still currently suspended due to Covid, but it is our intention to restart it in 2022.
Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals
Baptisms and Weddings at Halifax Minster are booked through the Minster Office.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01422 355436.for further information
Funerals are arranged in discussion with funeral directors and the bereaved.