A to Z of Cathedrals – Y is for Beverley Minster in Yorkshire

OK, not technically a Cathedral but still, in my opinion, grand enough to be included.

Minster is an honorific title given to particular churches in England most usually those that have been associated with monastic life sometime in the past.

Church hierarchy is a complicated matter because a Minster falls somewhere between Church and Cathedral but can confusingly stray either way.  Beverley Mister is a Church but thirty miles away York Minster is a Cathedral.  Beverley has a Bishop but he is based in York.  In London, Westminster is a Cathedral and an Abbey and a Minster and down the road there is a Roman Catholic Cathedral of the same name.

Read the full story Here…

This, by the way, is York Minster (Cathedral) obscured a bit behind the statue of Roman Emperor Constantine…

 

7 responses to “A to Z of Cathedrals – Y is for Beverley Minster in Yorkshire

  1. Ah one I never got to see, thanks for the Virtual tour, Andrew!

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  2. Michaela’s aunt used to run a pub near Beverley. I haven’t ever been but if I ever get round to sweeping up the Yorkshire towns which I’ve missed, then Beverley will be on the list!

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  3. Just creeping back to WP and glad to catch up with your posts. Not one I’ve visited but maybe one day… Great pix as usual.

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