Thursday, April 13, 2017

Beverley Minster

A few miles north of Hull is the town of Beverley.

What is quite remarkable is that there has been a religious building on the same spot in Beverley since St John of Beverley founded a monastery there around 700 AD.

Work on the present church began around 1220, and took about 200 years to complete.
Beverley Minster became a mixture of Gothic styles with a splendid perpendicular Gothic nave.

We visited on Maundy Thursday a few  hours before the Holy Communion service.
In one chapel was a cross with just a carved out space instead of a body.
In the neighbouring Percy Chapel, above the magnificent Percy Tomb, is a flag that shows the decay of years.

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