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School visits to St Mary’s

St Mary’s Church is a wonderful place for an educational visit. New content has been added to our website to make arranging your school’s visit to St Mary’s even easier. Explore the new pages here and start planning your visit.

October 19, 2021

Musical pigs and their meaning

Why on earth are pigs merrily serenading us from the roof of St Mary’s? What could be the reason? In her 4th blog on our curious carvings, Bryony Wild examines St Mary’s musical pigs and their meaning.

October 18, 2021

St Mary’s at heart of Beverley 1300 celebrations

2021 is a momentous year for the town of Beverley. It marks 1300 years since the Anglo-Saxon bishop John of Beverley died, in the monastery which he founded here.  By … Continue reading

October 12, 2021

Carvings of local heroes and global pioneers commissioned to replace damaged stonework

Our press release about the new stone carvings at St Mary’s

May 21, 2021

Latest Pilgrim Rabbit Newsletter

Please see below the latest Pilgrim Rabbit Newsletter (for June 2021)

April 18, 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

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

Explore all 688 medieval and Tudor roof bosses on the ceilings of St Mary’s

Today, we launch a visual database which enables people to see St Mary’s remarkable collection of roof bosses in its entirety for the first time – in close detail.

March 8, 2020

Narnia comes to St Mary’s Church

Characters from The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis are being carved in stone for exterior walls of the church. The carvings are being made as part of the project … Continue reading

March 5, 2020