Recent Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 making Beverley (known then as Inderawuda) his final home, John changed the course of the…
  • Celebrating the Restoration – 19 September 21
    Join us as we will welcome the Archbishop of York on Sunday 19th September 21 to celebrate the Restoration of the Nave. 9.30am Holy Communion followed by a glass of fizz 11.15 Service with Children’s activities followed by a glass of fizz 12.30pm Blessing and Hog roast with live…
  • Details of Services in Church: October 21- January 22
    Click here to download the latest term card which includes information about all our services.
  • Latest Pilgrim Rabbit Newsletter
    Please see below the latest Pilgrim Rabbit Newsletter (for June 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 shopstmarysbeverley.org include our latest publication, Curious Carvings: The Roof Bosses Of St Mary’s, plus postcards,…
  • 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 history: Elizabeth Lambert (1791-1830) – an artist, and St Mary’s organist at a time when…
  • 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 – have joined forces for this major community arts project which will see people from…
  • St Mary’s Christmas Cake Drop
    We are organising a Christmas Cake drop-off to hopefully bring some Christmas cheer after such a difficult year. If you can volunteer to make a cake (prior to Sat 19th December) or help with delivering the cakes (from Tues 22nd December), please get in touch
  • 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 so-called ‘Priests’ Rooms’. Watch the short video podcast to find out more about this ‘cabinet…
  • 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 his death in 1852. A fascinating and hugely influential figure, the article looks at Pugin’s…
  • 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 north nave clerestory. Media outlets which have covered the story include The Church Times, The…
  • 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, beavers and the people of Beverley who have adopted St Mary’s as the town’s church…
  • 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 the north nave clerestory in 2020. That initial phase of the restoration focuses on St…
  • 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 at the University of Hull. Philip Pullen’s biographical research into Larkin’s associations with Beverley and…
  • 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 to restore St Mary’s crumbling stonework. Click on the image below to visit the new…

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