Minster Yard North
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Stunning 13th century Minster in Beverley, one of the finest Gothic churches in England. Guided tours, worship, music & concerts. Largest collection of medieval musician carvings.
Beverley Minster is the Parish Church of St. John and St. Martin, primarily a place of worship, the Minster also makes for an interesting and educational visit. John, Bishop of York, founded a monastery on the site where Beverley Minster stands. The present church was built around his tomb and building work began in 1220 and was completed in 1425. The Minster is a place of pilgrimage for visitors and continues to be a place of prayer, worship and music at the heart of the community. Visitors to East Yorkshire are surprised to find, in the relatively unknown town of Beverley, one of the finest Gothic churches in England.
Beverley Minster is renowned for the grace of its Gothic style. It contains elements of three styles: Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular. On the site where Beverley Minster stands prayers have been offered to God for 1300 years; many who visit the church today experience a sense of quiet and spiritual peace within its walls. Beverley Minster has a varied programme throughout the year comprising of worship, music and concerts. The Minster is full of music. It has the largest collection of medieval musician carvings, a 200 year old organ built by Snetzler, a choral tradition going back to the monks of the 16th century and currently a flourishing diversity of contemporary music.
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