St Mary's Church, Beverley

making disciples

Welcome to St Mary’s Church

Due to the pandemic, services currently take place online. To join our virtual worship, please click here. A link to our digital services will be sent out via e-mail each … Continue reading


Visiting us

Owing to the pandemic, at present St Mary’s is only open between 9am – 11am on Sundays for quiet reflection and the lighting of candles (with background music playing). Sunday … Continue reading


Music in St Mary’s this May

For centuries St Mary’s has been an important centre for music. When it reopens its doors to visitors in May, music will play a special part in welcoming people back into the beautiful building.

April 28, 2021

Details of Services – Easter to Summer

Click here to download the latest term card which includes information about all our services.

April 1, 2021

Betty the Beck Snake Springs into Action

Betty the Beverley Beck Snake has spent the winter happily nestled in the churchyard at Beverley Minster. With the arrival of milder weather, she has decided to move on and will be spending the spring and summer in the gardens of St Mary’s Church.

March 21, 2021


​St Mary’s Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more … Continue reading

March 20, 2021

News and keeping in touch

To subscribe to St Mary’s weekly e-newsletters please click here. You are able to unsubscribe at any time. Previous e-newsletters May 2021 01/05/2021 – Sunday Worship 2nd May 2021 April … Continue reading

February 22, 2021

Click here for worship (in person and online)

We have returned to in person worship but we will continue online while the pandemic restricts moment (see below for online) 8.00am Holy Communion 9.30am Holy Communion 11.15am The 11.15 Service … Continue reading

February 22, 2021

Why are roof bosses important? What can they tell us?

The first in a new series of fortnightly blogs exploring St Mary’s curious carvings. Written by Bryony Wilde, a recent Art History graduate of the University of York.

February 13, 2021

New findings on St Mary’s history emerge from student projects

Students from the University of York are helping to shed light on the church’s heritage, in particular its remarkable collection of Tudor and medieval roof bosses.

February 9, 2021

Discoveries from the current restoration of St Mary’s

For the first time in living memory, fine details of the carvings high up on the south nave clerestory can be seen

February 7, 2021

Digital exhibition now open!

The online version of Reform Rebellion Restoration is now open, providing 24-hour virtual access to all of the historical information and images of all of the portraits in the exhibition. … Continue reading

October 26, 2020

Curious Carvings

Today, we publish ‘Curious Carvings: The Roof Bosses of St Mary’s Beverley’. Written by Dr Jennie England, the book provides interpretations of thirty of the Tudor and medieval bosses which … Continue reading

October 23, 2020

Similarities and differences in the roof bosses

Look again! In her third blog on the roof bosses of St Mary’s, Bryony Wilde examines the sense of deja-vu created by repeating sculptures and craftsmen.

March 22, 2020