Telling the story

We plan to tell the story of Beverley Minster, place of sanctuary by working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund to broaden the scope of the project’s learning and volunteering opportunites, and project activities, in order to engage with a more diverse audience. To do this we will:

  • Appoint a Learning & Engagement Officer to develop and deliver a range of learning focused activities designed to engage a wide and diverse audience.
  • Create and install an exhibition/display (with augmented reality aspect) focusing on the historic story of sanctuary in Beverley and the Minster.
  • Recruit and train additional volunteers to be welcomers and tour guides in order to increase the number of Minster tours.
  • Install interpretation boards within the roof area providing information about the roof construction and ongoing restoration.
  • Facilitate heritage craft workshops (including leadwork, glazing and stonemasonry).
  • Develop a sanctuary garden as a peaceful space for reflection.
  • Deliver a programme of sanctuary-themed cultural and heritage events (including talks, concerts and art exhibitions).
  • Create a new Sanctuary website within the Minster’s website.
  • Update and publish a new edition of our Sanctuary Book to include the Minster’s history of sanctuary.
  • Build upon the Minster’s existing relationship with charities involved in working with people seeking sanctuary so as to engage them with the project’s activities, learning and volunteering opportunities.