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Halifax Minster, Halifax

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  • Not a lot to say the minster is steeped in history, stands in tree shrouded gardens within walking distance of the town centre  more »
  • been here a few times as a wedding photographer, the building is stunning, very beautiful architecture, and steeped in history, friendly verger couldn't help us enough.  more »
  • Halifax Minster has a darkened exterior due to centuries of industrial smoke but venture within because treasures abound. The Duke of Wellington's Regiment Chapel contains many of their old colours (f...  more »
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  • 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
  • Great building with lots of interesting things to see. Friendly welcome
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