Heritage Market and Tours
Once again we are excited to open up the Minster and the Tower to visitors with our tour guides and experts on hand throughout the 8th September. (£5 donation to access the tower).
The Minster, as always, will be open 10am until 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Following five years of church growth and two years of internal and external refurbishment, this honour marks the transformation of the church into an urban minster in acknowledgment of our growth and ministry and in anticipation of what is to come. Becoming a Minster is both about recognising what we already do in serving our city and the wider church and looking to expand this work in the future. The church is therefore as old as the city itself. There are many signs to its medieval roots so come in and explore.Remarkable history is everywhere here. You can see the font where William Wilberforce was baptised, stunning stained glass by Walter Crane, memorials to Hull's fallen in two World Wars and other conflicts, including a book recording a number of local soldiers lost in the Great War.
This year Hull minster will use two WW1 memorials as a focus for discussion on Heritage Open Days. The first, is a simple battlefield cross, inscribed to an ‘Unknown British Soldier’, originally on a battlefield on the western front. We know it was brought back to Hull, by the local British Legion. The second is the Golden Book memorial inside a glass case with surrounding wooden panels showing badges from local regiments. Names were entered into the book at a cost of a guinea.
During Heritage Open Days, using the two memorials as focus points, we ask people to bring in photos, items such as letters, to create ‘a wall of memory’ for those who were killed in World War One.