Sankta Lucia in York Minster 2023

London Nordic Choir - York Minster 2021 - image: Charlotte Graham


Carols and Swedish Lucia songs by candlelight in York Minster:

Monday 11 December 2023

Did you join us on Monday 11 December in York Minster for our Sankta Lucia candlelit service with carols and traditional songs in Swedish? The service began at 7:00 pm when the lights were dimmed in the Minster, and a candle was lit.

Organized by the York Anglo-Scandinavian Society (YASS) with the support of York Minster, and with additional sponsorship, the Sankta Lucia candlelit procession and Swedish songs was sung in York Minster on 11 December by the London Nordic Choir .

Donations at the end of the service are shared between York Minster and YASS for the CoScan Trust Fund, which awards cash grants to young British people with well-motivated grounds for travelling to the Nordic countries.

The service was livestreamed via York Minster’s YouTube channel. We are grateful to the Dean and Chapter of York for making it possible for everyone to enjoy being with us in York Minster to see and hear the London Nordic Choir and share our celebration of the Sankta Lucia.  You can enjoy the service now by using this YouTube link for the York Minster Santa Lucia service on Monday 11 December. A copy of the service booklet (including a list of the Swedish carols and the readings) is also available to download using this link from York Minster.

You can see some of the lyrics and music from previous Sankta Lucia services if you click on the music score image link below.


In 2023, this year’s Sankta Lucia service was kindly supported by the Ingå Group,
with additional support from Handelsbanken, Polarn O Pyret , Valhalla , IKEA Limited and ScandiKitchen

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