St Mary's Church, Beverley

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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

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

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

Merchant influence in the church: public displays of wealth, piety and charity

The second 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 26, 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

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

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, 2020