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This was beautiful inside with lots of literature to read about the History. There was a little café inside so you could have a nice hot drink if needed more »
Was extremely impressed wit the stunning interioir of Halifax Minister. Reminder me of a smaller version of York's. The place was so full of history and so peaceful it was definitely a gem of a place. more »
A very impressive building, with some magnificent stained glass windows. Well worth a visit - I was particularly impressed by the hanging don't cover. more »
A beautiful church with very welcoming parishioners. Various activities take place. Closed off area to take small children so parents can listen to the service whilst little ones play.
Halifax Minster is a Gothic gem, set slightly apart from the busy town centre. It contains many unique C17th features including a painted ceiling and glass windows installed during the ECW.
The Minster was built some 900 years ago by Benedictine monks from Cluny, and it is that Benedictine tradition which shapes its ministry today: with daily worship; a place for education, culture and civic engagement; and a place of hospitality. The Minster, formerly a Parish Church, was completed by about 1438. It comprises a nave, chancel and full-length aisles, and is thought to be the third church on this site, but it includes stonework from earlier periods. There are a few carved chevron stones, which date from before 1150, and several 12th century tomb-covers in the porch. Windows of the Early English style in the north wall are replacements of originals dating from the 14th century. A portion of this north wall is much earlier, and may have originally been part of the Norman church. The great east window of the church depicts the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus, and was completed in 1854.
Heating isn't that great but the Christmas services are good and it is very traditional
A wonderful ancient building.
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