Who We Are

WELCOME to Beverley Minster

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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.