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Author Archives: Roland Deller

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

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

Our online shop is now open

With a select range of books about St Mary’s and Beverley, and some choice souvenirs, we’re delighted to announce that our virtual bookstall is now open. Items on sale at … Continue reading

December 10, 2019

Festive edition of Pilgrim Rabbit out today

We publish a bumper issue of our heritage newsletter, looking back on a pivotal year in the restoration of St Mary’s. The feature article profiles one remarkable women from Beverley’s … Continue reading

December 6, 2019

Latest video podcast about St Mary’s heritage out now: Beverley’s secret museum; the hidden ‘Priests’ Rooms’

On 21st August 2020, the latest film about St Mary’s heritage was released. Written and presented by Dr Jennie England, it focuses on one St Mary’s lesser known treasurers, the … Continue reading

August 26, 2019

New history pages

St Mary’s has a remarkable history stretching across nine centuries, featuring myths and legends, plague and prosperity, ancient stone and noble English oak, kings and queens, merchants, musicians, craftsmen, brewers, … Continue reading

June 19, 2019