WELCOME to Beverley Minster
We aim to be:
A people of worship — Rejoicing in God
A light to the world — Reflecting Christ
A community of love — Revealing the Spirit
- Beverley Minster is the Parish Church of St. John and St. Martin
- John, bishop of York, founded a monastery in the 7th century on the site where Beverley Minster stands.
- John died in 721 and his body was buried in a chapel of the Saxon church.
- He was canonised in 1037.
- The present church was built around his tomb.
- Building work began in 1190 and was completed in 1420.
- Throughout the Middle Ages miracles which took place at his tomb attracted pilgrims from far and wide.
- Today the church is still a place of pilgrimage for visitors. It also continues to be a place of prayer and worship at the heart of the community.
- Beverley Minster is linked with four associated churches.
- Beverley uniquely boasts another parish church whose building is of national importance. Visit the St Mary’s, Beverley website here.