Project news

April 2020

The Minster remains closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Project Board meeting takes place via the Zoom app.

March 2020

The Minster is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Designer being commissioned for the display/exhibition aspect of the project is appointed.

Notice of possible disruption to traffic as the scaffolding is delivered is published.

The Learning and Engagement Officer is appointed.

January 2020

Notice of possible disruption to traffic from February 3 published here.

The post of Learning and Engagement Officer is advertised.

December 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund issued ‘permission to start’ our Sanctuary Project.  A consultant has been appointed by the NLHF to support us with the ‘interpretation’ element of the project and the post of Learning and Engagement Officer will be advertised in January 2020.

October 2019

Four members of the board attend a meeting with representatives of the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Leeds.

September 2019

See press release for details of our award from the NLHF.

May 2019

The Project Board meet to sign off the second round submission for the full funding of the project. The outcome will be published in September 2019.

February 2019

Timeline is published.

January 2019

The Project Board meet to prepare for the mid-term review meeting with HLF.

Four members of the board make a presentation to HLF representatives in Leeds.

November 2018

Heritage Consultant Dr Louise Hampson completes her work and submits her report.

The Project Board meet and are joined by newly appointed Project Manager Peter Ashcroft.

October 2018

Project Board meets to review progress.

September 2018

Presentations were made at the Heritage Open Day event and our Heritage Consultant used the opportunity to consult with visitors about what they would like to see in the project.

Wider public consulted in an online survey.

August 2018

The Project Board met and welcomed Project Manager Donna Riley who takes up her post in September.

July 2018

Committee responsible for ‘telling the story’ aspect meet with Louise Hampson, Heritage Consultant.

June 2018

Project Manager and Heritage Consultant interviewed and appointed.

May 2018

Members of the Project Development Board meet.

Presentations of the project are shared with the Friends of Beverley Minster Council and the Parochial Church Council.

April 2018

Heritage Fund grant funding to begin the Development Phase of the project with a time limit for completion of 2 years. Press release published.