"In the beginning when God Created the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep..."

"For six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is a sabbath of complete rest…"

"Hear O Israel; the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might."

"On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, the priest blowing the trumpets."

The Book of Matthew

A paragraph of introduction text relating to this route.

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    5 Hours

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    2.5 Hours

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    1.5 Hours

Chapter 1, Verses 1 to 17

The Genealogy of Jesus

Entrance to York's Chocolate Story

York Chocolate Story Main Entrance


'…and jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born…'

Chapter 1, Verses 18 to 24

The Birth of Jesus

York Chocolate Story - Cafe entrance off Kings Square

York Chocolate Story - Café


'She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.'

Chapter 2, Verses 1 to 12

The Visit of the Wise Men

Daisy Taylor's gift shop off Kings Square in York City Centre

Daisy Taylor's Gift Shop


'…after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem…'

Chapter 2, Verses 13 to 15

The Flight to Egypt

The Shambles looking south down to the Shrine of St Margaret Clitheroe

The Shambles


'...take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt...'