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Author Archives: Roland Deller

New book featuring roof bosses of St Mary’s

On sale from today in our online bookshop is a book which sheds new light on mystery plays and religious processions in medieval and Tudor Beverley. This vivid account of festivals and guilds in Beverley in the later middle ages includes some fascinating links to – and incredible photographs of – the roof bosses of St Mary’s from the 1520s.

October 28, 2021

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

Concert in St Mary’s: The Choir of Keble College, Oxford

On 30th September, one of Oxford University’s leading mixed-voice choirs gives a free concert in St Mary’s Church Beverley. In aid of the restoration of St Mary’s.

October 5, 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

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, 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

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, 2020

The Lion, the Unicorn and Me

In December 2020, St Mary’s is presenting a very special Christmas project for children and families in the East Riding based on The Lion, the Unicorn and Me by Jeanette Winterson.

December 10, 2020