Join us for Christmas celebration at Leeds Minster

SINGING UP: Canon Sam Corley will lead our traditional carol service at Leeds Minster once again. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
SINGING UP: Canon Sam Corley will lead our traditional carol service at Leeds Minster once again. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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Readers are being invited to join the Yorkshire Evening Post team when we host our traditional carol service at Leeds Minster next month.

The uplifting service, conducted by Canon Sam Corley, will celebrate the Christmas story through readings and performances by the Minster’s own choir and the Yorkshire Evening Post Brass Band.

It takes places at the church in Kirkgate at 7pm on Thursday, December 7.

Although there are still almost three weeks to go, readers are being urged to book their tickets now to guarantee themselves a seat.

Editor Hannah Thaxter said: “The carol service is one of the highlights of the YEP calendar and hugely popular with our readers.

“We really appreciate all your support for this fundraising event. It is a lovely opportunity for people in the community to come together and I look forward to seeing you on the night.”

Tickets to the event are free, although a minimum £3.50 contribution is requested and will be collected at the church door.

Proceeds will be shared equally between Leeds Minster and the YEP’s Half and Half appeal, which raises funds for St Gemma’s Hospice and Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.

All those attending are also invited to bring a small, new gift or toy to place under the tree should they wish.

The presents, which must be labelled with the age and gender of the intended recipient, will then be distributed to sick and under-privileged children throughout Leeds in time for Christmas Day.

A maximum of four tickets can be booked per person.

Call 0333 207 0743 and select option 5 on weekdays, 9.30am and 5pm.

Alternatively, email customer.sales@jpress.co.uk with the number of tickets you require.

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