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York Minster , Inside out …..

Cathedral and Metropolitical
Church of St Peter
Nigel Borrington

The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is the mother church for the Diocese of York and the Province of York. It is run by a dean and chapter, under the Dean of York. The title “minster” is attributed to churches established in the Anglo-Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title. Services in the minster are sometimes regarded as on the High Church or Anglo-Catholic end of the Anglican continuum.

The minster has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, a Perpendicular Gothic Quire and east end and Early English North and South transepts. The nave contains the West Window, constructed in 1338, and over the Lady Chapel in the east end is the Great East Window (finished in 1408), the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. In the north transept is the Five Sisters Window, each lancet being over 52 feet (16 m) high. The south transept contains a rose window, while the West Window contains a heart-shaped design colloquially known as ‘The Heart of Yorkshire’.

York Minster , Inside out …..

4 responses

  1. Beautiful photography Nigel. Somewhere else I haven’t been in a while.

    May 22, 2017 at 9:22 am

    • Hello Elaine πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      York is such a great city and if you can you must get back soon πŸ™‚ the tour of the Minster and the Treasurers house next door are both well worth doing, if you get a ticket for the Minster it will last you for the following year , so in that time you can return as many times as you like πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ + the Volunteer tour guide we had shared so much great info for the time she spent with us , she was just brilliant πŸ™‚

      Hope you get to return soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 22, 2017 at 1:27 pm

  2. We were just there a few days ago so probably passed each other! We attended Evensong which was a profound experience!!! Heading back to Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ today!!!

    May 26, 2017 at 11:45 am

    • Oh no !!!! That’s a real shame , it would have been great to say hello, I am very pleased however that you enjoyed York πŸ™‚ a wonderful city Rebecca

      May 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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