The Project Aims

Our project seeks to save Beverley’s priceless heritage and keep its historic buildings open and free to visit for everyone

 

This is a huge project and we have set ourselves the target of raising £20 million over a ten-year period.

 

What is the need?

The Minster needs essential repairs to the leaking roof and windows.

St Mary’s needs urgent repairs to its stonework and to replace the organ.

We need to preserve and grow the Music and Learning opportunities.

We must also keep the buildings open for people seeking sanctuary.

What are we doing about it?

We have been proactive and have very recently secured two National Lottery Heritage Grants worth £1.5m and renovation started in February 2020.

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This money allows the first phase of the project to be completed. Since that date we have now received further donations of some £80,000.

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The next phase seeks to raise £2 million by the end of 2020 to repair the roof over the Minster Quire and the stonework and windows of St Mary’s south clerestory.

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The Quire is the heart of the Minster and its roof protects the UK’s biggest collection of medieval carved wooden seats.

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St Mary’s clerestory faces Hengate and North Bar Within so is the part of the church most visible to the town centre.