Friends Events

Events in 2022

Tickets for events are currently not available to buy online.

Members of the Friends are sent event information twice a year through the Spring Newsletter (March) and the Annual Report (August).

If you are not a member you are welcome to join our events


  • Download and print the booking form here >
  • Complete the form
  • Write a cheque for the total amount
  • Post the cheque and booking form to: The Friends’ Programme Secretary, 85, Ancaster Avenue, Hull, HU5 4QR

Receipt of your order will be confirmed.

To make enquiries e-mail >



Friday 22 April  10.00 – 16.30

Venue: Peter Harrison Room, Beverley Minster, Minster Yard North, HU17 0DP

‘Architecture and the Arts in Churches and Cathedrals in the 20th century’

Speaker:  Roger Willson

  1. ‘What happened to Gothic?’ The architectural setting: church and cathedral buildings of the 20th century but seen against the background of previous styles.
  2. The Arts and Crafts Movement in church buildings and furnishings from the late Victorian period to well into the 20th
  3. The arts in our churches in the post-1945 decades.
  4. Recent decades and the contemporary scene.

Includes morning coffee/tea, a buffet lunch on the premises and tea/coffee in the afternoon.

Cost per person: £20 (*£15 for Friends)



All commencing 19.15 – 21.00 approx.

Monday 6 June 2022

‘New Discoveries at Beverley Minster – Trees and Stones’

Guide: John Phillips (Minster Historian)

Cost per person £6 (£5 for Friends)

Meet at the Highgate door of the Minster


Thursday 16 June 2022

Visit to St Mary’s Parish Church, Beverley

Guide: Jennie England (St Mary’s Heritage Learning Officer)

Cost per person £6 (£5 for Friends)

Meet at the side (south) door of St Mary’s Church


Monday 20 June 2022

‘Anecdotes and History’

Speaker: Mike Robson (Captain of the Tower and Keeper of the Steeple)

Cost per person £6 (£5 for Friends)

Meet at the Highgate door of the Minster



Friday 29 July 2022 (08.15 for 08.30 start)

Visit to the Knights Templar Hall at Foulbridge (nr Snainton) and Gisborough Priory

Guide: Dr Stuart Harrison and the Nutt family at Foulbridge Farmhouse

Cost per person £60 (£55 for Friends)

Includes Guided Tours of both venues, Morning Coffee, Buffet Lunch (Hutton le Hole) and Afternoon Tea and Cake (Gisborough Hall Hotel)

Meet on Eastgate near the junction with Minster Yard North

Return home approximately 19.15

Parking available in Beverley Minster Car Park opposite the Highgate entrance.



Saturday 8 October 2022



Venue: Parish Hall, Minster Yard North, HU17 0DP


15.15 approx.

‘The Minster Precinct from the Middle Ages to the mid-18th century’

Speaker: Dr Susan Neave

Venue: Peter Harrison Room, Beverley Minster, Minster Yard North, HU17 0DP

Followed by Afternoon Tea in the Parish Hall

St John Lecture – Cost per person: £5 (no charge for Friends)


The Annual Dinner – is currently under discussion.

Sunday 9 October

An afternoon lecture to be decided, followed by buffet afternoon tea.

Full details will be published with the booking form, in the Annual Report later this year.



Saturday 7 January 2023


Venue: Beverley Minster

‘Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur’

Robert Poyser (Director of Music, Beverley Minster)

A free event with refreshments (sponsored by the Friends).