Our partners

The ‘curious carvings’ project was developed, and is being delivered, by a small team of talented professionals who love what they do, and do it with skill and passion. We are proud to partner with these firms and individuals as we work to conserve a heritage of exceptional significance.

Carden & Godfrey Architects

Principal designer

Conservation architect Andy Burrell is the Inspecting Architect of both St Mary’s Church and Beverley Minster. He is a member of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches in the Diocese of Chichester, and a director of Carden & Godfrey, the London-based architectural practice which leads our project’s multi-disciplinary design team (which also comprises a quantity surveyor and a structural engineer). Historic buildings which the firm has cared for include the Tower of London, where it has undertaken a number of projects.

Matthias Garn Master Mason & Partner

Main contractor

The workshop of stonemason and carver, Matthias Garn, is restoring the stonework of the north nave clerestory in 2020. The conservation work being carried out by Matthias and his team of skilled craftsmen – which includes a number of new apprentices taken on for our project – includes repairing / replacing window tracery and pinnacles, and cleaning the stonework of the entire elevation. It also includes the design and carving of a number of new label stops and grotesques.

Anna Salaman

Cultural heritage learning consultant

Anna Salaman developed and wrote a vibrant Activity Plan for our project. This was underpinned by a far-reaching consultation with stakeholders, volunteers and audiences, which demonstrated that St Mary’s bosses have significant potential to engage and excite people in the history and heritage of the church.

The Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture

Digital resource creation

The Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture at the University of York is creating a range of interactive resources to help engage people with the roof bosses. This cutting-edge technology will enhance our interpretation of the heritage and visitors’ experience of it.

Price & Myers

Structural engineers

We are proud that the multi-disciplinary team working on the project includes renowned structural engineers, Price & Myers. In its 41 year history, the firm has completed over 29,000 projects and won over 800 design awards. Represented by its partner James Stevenson, the firm’s consulting work on our project includes overseeing the design of the scaffolding structure and the materials and techniques used by the stonemasons to rebuild pinnacles.