St Mary's Church, Beverley

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St Mary’s & the Minster team up to bring “Giant Advent Calendar” to Beverley this December

A “Giant Advent Calendar” will adorn the hoarding up at both Beverley Minster and St Mary’s this December. Beverley’s two great churches – both of which are undergoing urgent restoration … Continue reading

November 20, 2020

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

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, 2020

The latest Pilgrim Rabbit newsletter is out now: a feature length ‘Gothic’ edition all about Pugin

Today we publish the latest edition of our heritage newsletter, The Pilgrim Rabbit. This special edition profiles the troubled genius Augustus Pugin, who was St Mary’s architect from 1844 until … Continue reading

July 3, 2020

St Mary’s in the news

On Monday 22nd June, news broke in the media of St Mary’s new Narnia carvings being made as part of its Curious Carvings project to restore the stonework of the … Continue reading

June 22, 2020

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, 2020

Beastly bosses!

Among the hundreds of carvings on the ceilings of St Mary’s are some mythical creatures. In her latest video podcast published today, Jennie England tells the story of two of … Continue reading

June 6, 2020

Heritage & Restoration

Find out more about the heritage of St Mary’s and our major proposed programme of works to restore the badly-weathered stonework of the entire church within 10 years, starting with … Continue reading

May 29, 2020

Latest Pilgrim Rabbit newsletter published today: with feature article about Philip Larkin, St Mary’s & Beverley

Philip Larkin, one of the greatest English poets of the twentieth century, started visiting Beverley soon after he arrived in Hull in 1955 to take up his position as Librarian … Continue reading

April 25, 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