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York Minster Carol Service

Staff, parents, grandparents and friends from the six Hope Learning Trust York schools (Manor CE Academy, Vale of York Academy, Barlby High School, Burton Green Primary, Poppleton Ousebank Primary and Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary) are invited to join the Hope Community Choir which will perform at Manor’s annual Carol Service on Tuesday 5 December at York Minster.

Dave Lowe, Choirmaster and Head of Music at Manor CE Academy, said “Our carol concert in the Minster is always spectacular. Once again, our passionate young musicians and new musical arrangements promise to make this another remarkable and unique occasion. This year though, we wanted to do something even more special to involve the Hope family – and so the Hope Community Choir was born!”

Anyone interested in joining the Hope Community Choir should register online at with their name and the school they are connected to. Rehearsals will be held at Manor CE Academy from 5.30pm-6.30pm, in the school hall (next to reception) on:
• 16 November
• 23 November
• 30 November

Please bring a pencil and bottle of water with you. There will be a sound check at 6.30pm on 5 December in the Minster, before the service starts at 7.30pm. The choir will sing a featured performance this year accompanied by the Manor Concert Orchestra and they’ll also be seated at the front of the Minster (great view) to lead the singing of the congregation carols.

Macmillan coffee morning

It was lovely to see everyone at the Macmillan coffee morning. We were especially pleased to welcome Margaret who visited from Morrell House and enjoyed talking to everyone. We raised £110.76 so thank you again for your support and donations of the lovely cakes. #macmillancoffeemorning