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Beverley Minster Secures Sanctuary Funding

Beverley Town Council would like to congratulate Beverley Minister on their successful application for major funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Minster has received a £440,000 grant for an exciting heritage project: ‘Beverley Minster - Place of Sanctuary since 937’. Made possible with money raised by National Lottery players, the project will explain why Beverley was once famous as a place of sanctuary for fugitives from rough justice. Today, sanctuary is still a priority for displaced people all over the world.

The project will enable people to find refuge in one of the finest Gothic buildings in Europe The Minster will work with The National Lottery Heritage Fund to engage with a diverse audience, to include people that may not traditionally engage with the Minster and Beverley’s history of sanctuary. A Learning Officer and Project Manager will be appointed, as well as additional volunteers and tour guides, to increase the number of tours currently offered. Some of these tours will be in the medieval roof structure, part of which is being repaired, restored and made safe by this project.

Commenting on the award The Vicar, Revd Canon Jonathan Baker, said: “We are thrilled to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players and are confident the project will engage a wide and diverse audience."

Click here to read more information about Beverley Minster's funding success.

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Bertie Beaver


Beverley Town Council

12 Well Lane


East Yorkshire

HU17 9BL

01482 874096