The Minster has over 700 years of history and many, many more stories to tell from its time as the civic Church for Kingston upon Hull. It has played its part in the English Revolution, seen the rise and falls of Kings, Queens and Governments; endured wars, but Holy Trinity Church, Hull Minster, has continued to serve its original purpose as a parish church and community hub for Kingston upon Hull and the surrounding area of the East Riding or Yorkshire since construction began in 1285 AD.
Come see a panoramic view of Kingston-upon-Hull from the highest point in the city with public access. Learn about the Bells of the Minster and see the clock mechanism in action as our tour guides take you up the 180 steps to the ringing chamber and then the top of the tower itself for an unparalleled vantage point across the East Yorkshire Wolds, the Humber estuary, Holderness area and north to Beverley.
Some say the history of the City of Hull is written on the walls of Hull Minster. With links to famous fathers of Hull’s industrial and fishing heritage, the Minster has played its part in local and national events. From the Charter of 1299 given by Edward I to form the city of Kingston upon Hull from Monks of Meaux Abbey, just north of the city to the events that kick started the English Revolution, Hull Minster has witnessed it all. These stories are retold by our tour guides as you walk through the Minster and the history of Hull.
Famous fathers, William Wilberforce, the Maister family and many more who have had far reaching influences in the world today and associations with Hull Minster.
Stained Glass Windows Tours
With a number of fine examples of stained windows, the most significant by Walter Crane. Visitors and regular church members express comments of praise with regard to this 1898 window in Hull Minster’s south nave aisle designed to express the words of PSALM 148. Brothers G & T Earle paid for the work as a memorial to their parents George Foster Earle who died 18 February 1877 aged 63 years and Sarah Theodosia who died 16 April 1890 aged 72 years.
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