Bringing together two churches,
a town, businesses and the
local community.

Get Involved


Bringing together two churches,
a town, businesses and the
local community.

Get Involved

The Documentary

This new compelling half hour documentary has been filmed in 4K Ultra High Definition by Beverley based Blue Aurora Media for Two Churches One Town. 

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St Mary’s

Founded 900 years ago, St Mary’s possesses some of the finest architecture of any parish church in England. Here we celebrate its exceptional heritage as we work to restore the entire building over the decade ahead and make it better known.

Beverley Minster

Beverley Minster is the largest Parish Church in England.  John, Bishop of York, founded a monastery on the site where Beverley Minster stands. John died in 721  and the present church was built around his tomb. It has been described as one of Europe’s Gothic masterpieces. 


Beverley’s charming streets and courtyards continue to attract history buffs, music lovers, racegoers and shoppers alike. It has an upmarket shopping experience, high street names and independent shops. The Saturday market is ideal for picking up local produce and crafts.

Flying Through History


Among the new series of films we’ve produced to document the stunning ancient architectural beauty of Beverley’s two churches: St Mary’s and the Minster. This high-definition compilation of drone footage and captions charts these buildings’ most significant features and their strategic locations anchoring both sides of the town centre. 

This footage, by specialist East Riding company Insight Photography, is also incorporated in the full half-hour documentary film which emphasises the scale and urgency of the challenge to repair and preserve these historic churches for future generations. 


Two Churches One Town

From whichever direction the East Riding of Yorkshire town of Beverley is approached, the twin towers of the Minster and the single tower of St Mary’s dominate the skyline.

On summer evenings the sun casts a golden light on the rich coloured stone of these buildings, widely believed to be two of the finest Gothic churches in Europe. For nearly a thousand years these two churches have acted as beacons drawing the traveller and the pilgrim to the ancient market town of Beverley. Today these two buildings are among the top places to visit in the East Riding attracting more than 60,000 visitors each year. They ‘bookend’ the town and between them they determined the layout, the character and the history of Beverley.

Year by year voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Beverley is a stunning market town with cobbled streets, a popular racecourse, historic buildings, vibrant festivals and small-town charm. There is a thriving music scene and a new theatre whose patrons are Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance. A visitor to the town can enjoy spectacular views from Westwood and the Yorkshire Wolds are on its doorstep – an inspiration for the artist David Hockney.


  • In the Two Churches One Town there is the word Town referring of course to Beverley. What is a lovely town without a lovely fish restaurant? There is a cracking review in the Yorkshire Post Food and Drink 19th August 2023 of Tina Cerutti’s restaurant......

  • British ancient artefacts stay in UK as international collectors outbid in rare charity auction to help save historic Beverley churches (Saturday 8 July). –  Interest attracted from global collectors including China, USA (New York), Mauritius, Bulgaria, Portugal, Sweden and Ireland but all were unsuccessfull – Organisers......

  • Auction of rare ancient artifacts to help save Beverley churches 500-year-old stone pinnacles, ironwork and wooden panels to go under the hammer this summer could attract a global internet audience Public invited to search their attics for additional items of interest – First valuation event......

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We are very grateful for the ongoing support from Beverley Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council in achieving our objectives.