Floodlighting the Minster

 

For just £15.00 per night members of the public and local businesses/organisations are invited to sponsor a night on an annual basis or for one year only.

Sponsorship of lighting the Minster has proved very popular with both local people and those who have a connection with Beverley.  As the years have gone by the Minster Lighting Fund has worked hard to improve the exterior lighting and the Minster is now fully lit all the way round the building.

The project began in 1991 when members of Beverley and District Civic Society recognised Beverley Minster as one of the town’s much loved and favoured landmarks.  Traditionally the imposing west towers were only lit up during the Christmas period, and so with the blessing of the vicar, the Rt Revd Peter Forster, the Civic Society’s secretary, Mr Neil King, took the initiative to set up the Minster Lighting Fund to gain sponsorship to have the towers of the Minster lit all year round.

The sight of Beverley Minster fully lit is enjoyed from all vantage points, whether it is from close up in Beverley itself or from further afield.  The impressive medieval gothic architecture is now a welcoming sight on the approach to the market town from either the flats of Holderness or driving down from the Wolds across the Westwood into Beverley.

The scheme is as popular today as work continues to take place to improve the lighting of the Minster, and consideration is now being given to how the interior can be improved to enhance the details of the architecture for the benefit of the many visitors and the local community.

SPONSORS

(last updated November 2018)

JANUARY

1
J & J Barnary
2
Mr & Mrs N King
3
Emma Hoddinott
4
Harry Flynn
5
Mr M A Powell
6
Muirhead
7
Mr & Mrs T Strugnell
8
K & A Wright
9
The Atkinson Family
10
Mr & Mrs W Pearson
11
The Burgess Family
12
Mr & Mrs D Peckett
13
Mr J Chilver
14
Hull City of Culture
15
Mrs M Borland
16
Mrs J Parker
17
Mervyn King
18
Mr & Mrs J Wilton-Ely
19
K & A Sugden
20
R Harris
21
C & E Morrill
22
B Newton
23
 J Foster
24
Mr R Cook
25
Bonser
26
Mr & Mrs A F Terry
27
Mrs J Hicks
28
FREE NIGHT
29
FREE NIGHT
30
Mr G Pegg
31
FREE NIGHT

FEBRUARY

1
FREE NIGHT
2
D MacLachlan
3
P J Martin
4
Mrs R A Stanley
5
FREE NIGHT
6
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
7
M Shaw
8
Mrs A Davis
9
R A & A H Lidwell
10
Jackie Rainton
11
Mrs M Charlton
12
Mrs June Bird
13
FREE NIGHT
14
Mr & Mrs K Weetman
15
Heather Merriweather
16
P & K Horrocks
17
Mrs J Crossley
18
Mr M White
19
J & A Branton
20
FREE NIGHT
21
FREE NIGHT
22
Beverley Town Handbell Ringers
23
Mrs L Hobson
24
Beverley & District Lions Club
25
Mr A Sutton
26
Mrs M Wilson
27
Mrs E M Stout
28
Mrs K Smart
29
Dr M Imrie

MARCH

1
L Jones
2
R Grange
3
Mrs S Foley
4
Mrs J Hickling
5
N MacLachlan
6
Mark Wardropper
7
FREE NIGHT
8
Anonymous
9
Mrs J M Harris
10
The Atkinson Family
11
FREE NIGHT
12
R & B Wilson
13
Mrs P Barrell
14
D Neave
15
J & A Branton
16
Mrs L Smith
17
Mrs P B Crawforth
18
D Sissons
19
J Smith
20
Jackie Railton
21
J M Evans
22
M & T Witty
23
FREE NIGHT
24
Mrs S J Hill
25
Mrs S Price
26
Mrs C Fancey
27
Mrs B D Warnsby
28
E A Hemingway
29
Dr M Imrie
30
B Jackson
31
S English

APRIL

1
Mrs Cooper
2
Mrs A Roper
3
Mrs B Dickinson
4
P & K Horrocks
5
P Sharp
6
Miss K Holgate
7
Mrs R Willoughby
8
Dr C Rhodes
9
The Best Family
10
Mrs V Warner
11
Mrs J Kirby
12
M.V Harrison
13
Mr & Mrs J Carling
14
Jack Family
15
Dr Clive P Waddington
16
FREE NIGHT
17
H & N Uebel
18
 J & M Ashurst
19
Yorkshire Country Womens’ Association
20
J & M Westoby
21
Yorkshire Electricity
22
Yorkshire Electricity
23
Yorkshire Electricity
24
Yorkshire Electricity
25
Yorkshire Electricity
26
Yorkshire Electricity
27
Cruskshunk Family
28
Miss B Webb
29
Pam Fleming
30
I R & H S Usher

MAY

1
Mrs E Hoyes
2
Micheal Evans
3
David and Patricia Brunt
4
Mr Coates
5
Mr Ross
6
Joan Hadley
7
Ratneval
8
Mrs A Reynolds
9
Bone & Godwin Family
10
Mrs E Sach
11
Miss J Atkinson
12
Mrs A Greenwoods
13
Friends of the Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
14
McAllister
15
Mrs M Picker
16
Mrs J M Fraser
17
Ian Franks
18
Mr J Wragg
19
Dr Clive P Waddington
20
Miss S Wight
21
M Moody
22
Mrs B Moses
23
Mr R G Usher
24
A P & P K Wright
25
H English
26
Mr P Wilkinson
27
Mr J Dunning
28
Mrs S J Hill
29
A P & P K Wright
30
M Nettleton & L Kitchen
31
Rosemary Parvir

JUNE

1
Mrs P Porter
2
Jonathan and Fiona Duckles
3
Mrs D Sharples
4
Mr J Catchpole
5
J Bedford
6
C & J Barchard
7
W & J Ross
8
FREE NIGHT
9
Hilary Johnson
10
Mr & Mrs P Lee
11
H & A Atkinson
12
FREE NIGHT
13
FREE NIGHT
14
Mrs D Bates
15
Mrs Brown
16
Mrs J Turner
17
J & R Holgate
18
Mr and Mrs Grant
19
FREE NIGHT
20
C & E Blackburn
21
Mr M Whitehead
22
B & M Postance
23
Anonymous
24
Mrs B Parrott
25
FREE NIGHT
26
D & V Scrimger
27
FREE NIGHT
28
Galvin Brothers Ltd
29
The Pinford Family
30
A & M Rhodes

JULY

1
Mr & Mrs G E Swine
2
B English
3
Anonymous
4
Mr G Perrett
5
Mrs I Goodyear
6
The Evans Family
7
Mrs P B Crawforth
8
Mrs S Goodrick
9
Tim Davison
10
Mrs P Hill
11
The Weston Family
12
Miss P Deans
13
A A & M Kelham
14
Mrs V Marley & Mrs R Honey
15
T M Carter
16
FREE NIGHT
17
Mrs J Jones
18
Mrs L Downing
19
J S Preston-Anderson
20
Mrs J Parker
21
A & J Hakeney
22
A & E Cant
23
L & M Tomlinson
24
B Parrott
25
Mr & Mrs B Blizzard
26
FREE NIGHT
27
J A Sykes
28
J & R Major
29
Mrs S Robinson
30
James Reckitt Charity
31
J M Evans

AUGUST

1
K Bremner
2
Miss J Fawcett
3
Mr D Bates
4
FREE NIGHT
5
Mrs M Rushworth
6
Mr D E Gibbins
7
Mrs Stephenson
8
FREE NIGHT
9
Mr A Milsome
10
Hodgson Sealants Ltd
11
Hodgson Sealants Ltd
12
Mrs Hartley
13
The Fairbairn Family
14
Mrs C Leary
15
Mrs J Pillmoor
16
Mrs Grimes
17
Anonymous
18
Shownan
19
Mrs P Porter
20
Mr & Mrs E Lovett
21
Miss J Kemp
22
Richard III Society
23
Mr P Lee
24
Mrs V Parton
25
Hodgson Sealants Ltd
26
Hodgson Sealants Ltd
27
Hodgson Sealants Ltd
28
Hodgson Sealants Ltd
29
Hodgson Sealants Ltd
30
FREE NIGHT
31
Mr Coates

SEPTEMBER

1
Mrs B Parrott
2
John Phillips
3
Mrs J Davison
4
Angela Harrold
5
Mrs A Chapman
6
Mr F Hutchinson
7
S Knapp
8
Mr R Yates
9
Mrs S Farr
10
FREE NIGHT
11
Mr M A Powell
12
Mrs C Kirk
13
Prince of Wales Regimental Assoc.
14
Mrs E A Durden
15
P Sharp
16
Mr D Horsley
17
FREE NIGHT
18
Galvin Brothers Ltd
19
J.A. & N Gillyon
20
Arthur & Kathleen Johnson
21
F Watson
22
Mrs V Sutton
23
FREE NIGHT
24
Mrs M Hutchinson
25
Mrs A Burrows
26
Maureen Yates
27
C & D Jopling
28
FREE NIGHT
29
D B Hailstone
30
Mrs Robinson

OCTOBER

1
Fairhurst
2
FREE NIGHT
3
Attwood
4
Woodward H
5
Mrs Carol McKie
6
Joan Hadley
7
Mr J.Wragg
8
P Quimby
9
Mr & Mrs A.M.Uscroft
10
K & A Sugden
11
FREE NIGHT
12
Mrs J Odoni
13
Paul & Louise Gowland
14
Mrs Fay Wildey
15
Mr C Burrows
16
Roland, Jane & Sarah Peck
17
Betty & Rodney Mackey
18
Mrs Bates
19
R & L M Uzzell
20
Y Berry
21
Mrs Patricia S Robson
22
Mr & Mrs S P Dannatt
23
Mrs W Powell
24
Maureen Ellerby
25
Mrs B A Lavine
26
Sue Griffith
27
Margaret E Kirkwood
28
Barbara English
29
Mrs J Salt
30
Judge & Mrs Walker
31
FREE NIGHT

NOVEMBER

1
Cancer Research
2
Alexandra Gray
3
Beverley Decorative and Fine Arts Society
4
Mr J Dunning
5
Mrs M.Flynn
6
Mrs A.Rutherford
7
Mrs Bernadette Robb
8
Mr Brian D.Burnett
9
Mrs F Hall
10
Mrs C Anderson
11
Mrs Margaret Jenkins
12
Miss Anouska Sissons
13
Morrision Supermarket
14
Mr Sugden
15
Miss J Atkinson
16
I R & H S Usher
17
FREE NIGHT
18
FREE NIGHT
19
Mrs Yvonne Taylor
20
Mrs B C Morris
21
M Saxby
22
Mr & Mrs L.V.Barratt
23
FREE NIGHT
24
Mr & Mrs Parkin
25
Brenda & Ian Stansfield
26
Sandy & Chris Try
27
J & A Branton
28
John & Lesley Taylor
29
The Pearcy Family
30
Mrs P Gray

DECEMBER

1
Ann Wilkinson
2
C & S Tatman
3
Mr & Mrs T Martin
4
Mr C S Blackburn
5
Mrs A Burrows
6
Mrs S King
7
Mr W Benson
8
W A Morris
9
Mr B Trew
10
P & L McNally
11
D Marriweather
12
Townsend Family
13
Mr T Walker
14
The Railton Family
15
Mr David & Dr Carolyn Rhodes
16
Mr & Mrs P.K. Ruston
17
Alexandra Gray
18
Mr & Mrs J Toes
19
Mrs J Martin
20
The Greenwood family
21
Beverley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
22
ChemDry Universal
23
A & J Hakeney
24
Mr & Mrs F Kinley
25
Mrs P Hopkins
26
W B A Los
27
Mr H P Flynn
28
Mr & Mrs J A Wollaston
29
Mr & Mr A M Mulford
30
Mr & Mrs D Glenton
31
Mr & Mrs P R Northen

Thank you to all our sponsors.