St Mary's Church, Beverley

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Top 10 things to see

The 900 year history of St Mary’s told in ten features of this cherished church. We’ve picked some things not to be missed when visiting in person or online – objects and aspects which illuminate St Mary’s rich history and give a sense of its beauty and significance.

St Michael’s Chapel St Michael’s Chapel
The Ceiling of Kings The Ceiling of Kings
The Memorial Door The Memorial Door
16th century Font 16th century Font
The Pilgrim Hare The Pilgrim Hare
Roof Bosses Roof Bosses
The Minstrels’ Pillar The Minstrels’ Pillar
The Priests’ Rooms The Priests’ Rooms
Medieval Misericords Medieval Misericords
The West Front The West Front

St Michael’s Chapel

A masterpiece of Gothic Art


The Ceiling of Kings

A unique tribute to England’s kings


The Memorial Door

St Mary’s and the memories of World War II


16th century Font

A magnificent carved font from 1530


The Pilgrim Hare

Inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit


Roof Bosses

625 curious carvings in the ceiling


The Minstrels’ Pillar

‘England’s first pop group.’


The Priests’ Rooms

A hidden museum of treasures


Medieval Misericords

Elaborately carved ‘mercy seats’


The West Front

‘Unequalled in England’


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