York Minster began construction in the 600s, and it has another name! The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York. Construction was completed in 1472. This awe-inspiring building will take your breath away, and the inside is just as majestic as the outside. Take in the beautiful handcrafted stone work, the intricate carvings, and spot the odd gargoyle on the outside of the building.  As you would expect with any church of such magnitude there are figures of history buried in the grounds.

York Minster is home to the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. since its construction, the minster has been subject to fires, being taken over, destruction and being rebuilt, its history is long and fascinating. in 1984 there was a huge fire, learn about how firefighter made the decision to collapse the south transept roof to save the rest of the minster. Learn about how a competition by Blue Peter gave children the chance to be part of the regeneration which then took place.

The minsters organ (which is over 180 years old) was removed for refurbishment and repair. It returned to the cathedral in 2020 after being repaired by the Durham based Harrison and Harrison.

Livestreaming to the Eucharist and Evensong services can be found here  explore ways to worship here


Please note the opening times below are for general visiting, for worship, these differ and the minster is open longer, please check out for more details.

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  • Monday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Friday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Saturday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
  • Sunday12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
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