Friends Events

Events in 2021



This meeting replaces the AGM due to be held in October 2020 and covers the events between March 2019 and March 2020. All matters from March 2020 until March 2021 will be covered in the AGM in October 2021, and circulated in this year’s Annual Report, due to be published in August.

Please note: you will need your copy of the Annual Report for 2019-20, in which you will find the minutes of the previous AGM, the officers’ reports, the vicar’s report, and the annual accounts.


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the AGM held on Sunday 13th October 2019
  3. Matters arising
  4. Council Chairman’s Report – Prof. Roger Lewis
  5. Secretary’s Report – Mr John Phillips
  6. Treasurer’s Report – Mr James Moore
  7. Membership Secretary’s Report – Ms Liz Grove
  8. Social Secretary’s Report – Miss Pamela Martin
  9. Vicar’s Report – Revd Canon Jonathan Baker
  10. The adoption of the reports
  11. Election of Officers

To be re-elected en bloc

a. Vice Presidents – Mayor of Beverley, Mrs Pamela Hopkins, Mrs Lorna Jones and Messrs Terry Holmes, Richard Kemp, John Ramsdale, and Peter Calvert

b. Chairman – Professor Roger Lewis

c. Hon. Social Secretary – Miss Pamela Martin

d. Hon. Secretary – Mr John Phillips

e. Hon. Treasurer – Mr James Moore

f. Hon. Membership Secretary – Ms Liz Grove

To be elected:   New members of the Council.

NB Those wishing to stand for election as members of the Council, or to propose a member for election should contact the secretary before the meeting. There will be further elections of two more members next October to bring the number of elected members to 6.

12. Any Other Business


2020 events were postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic but we are happy to give information of a programme of online talks for the first half of 2021. Each of these, including questions, will last for about one hour. If you want to take part please let us have your email address; full information will then be sent to you on the information you will need to access our talks via Zoom.

Participation will be free for members, to take account of the extraordinary circumstances in which we are all having to operate.

Monday 12 April 2021 at 19.00

‘Sculptures, Screens and Misericords’

John Phillips

Monday 10 May 2021 at 19.00

‘Minute Book Musings from the Friends’ Archive’

Sally George

Monday 7 June 2021 at 19.00

‘Young Church Architect of the Year’

Alexa Stephens

Monday 5 July 2021 at 19.00

‘Changing Times’ (the Minster clock, chimes, bells)

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

If you would like to join one or more of these talks please email putting ZOOM in the subject line, and stating which event(s) you wish to enjoy, with your name.

At the time of writing it is difficult to predict how far we will be able to resume our normal programme;

more information on that will be included in the annual report to be published this summer.