Beverley Minster: St John & St Martin

Name:
Beverley Minster: St John & St Martin
Record Type:
Major Parish Church
Church code:
643223
Diocese:
York
Archdeaconry:
East riding
Parish:
St. John and St. Martin Beverley Minster

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Beverley

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register
 

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 643223 St John & St Martin Beverley Minster
Caption:
Exterior image of 643223 St John & St Martin Beverley Minster
Description:
Photograph of the outside of the church, through trees.
Year / Date:
January 2009
Copyright:
The copyright on this image is owned by SMJ and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
Originator:
User 'SMJ' on geograph.org.uk

Summary Description

Beverley Minster dominates the south end of the historic town and is visible for miles around. Dedicated to St John of Beverley, it developed from a monastic foundation into a collegiate church, but was not selected as a bishop's seat during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Instead it became a parish church with a wider role as a regional hub and mother church, retaining the Minster title and at least some of the significance attached to it. The building represents a prosperous medieval church on a huge scale, whose plan form and standing structure provide evidence of the development of Gothic architecture, as well as the changing demands of medieval and post-medieval liturgy. The result is a church predominantly of the Decorated, ‘Transitional’ and Perpendicular styles, though evidence of an earlier date is present.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Communion held on Sundays and Thursdays, but the church is open every day for visitors. Facilities include toilets and parking (both accessible) and baby change facilities as well as a ramped entrance and large print books. There is bell ringing, a regular choir, and music events as well as a crèche, Sunday school, and youth group.
 

Church Website

Church Website:
http://www.beverleyminster.org.uk

Sources and Further Information

User 'SMJ' on geograph.org.uk (January 2009) Exterior image of 643223 St John & St Martin Beverley Minster [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 643223 St John & St Martin Beverley Minster
Antiquarian Horological Society (2015) AHS Turret Clock database Unique Number ID: 1660 [Digital Archive/Data]
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/19052/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Mike Robson (Project Manager) (2021-September 13th) Clock renovation [Digital Archive/Document]
Clock renovation
N Chadwick (2017) Interior Photograph of 643223 Beverley Minster St John and St Martin [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior Photograph of 643223 Beverley Minster St John and St Martin
James Miles (2019) Church Bells 14 Bells [Archive/Index]
14 Bells