Top Cathedrals for age and Architecture
1.York Minster Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter is the Mother church of the Province of York AD 627.
2. Ripon Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid AD 655.
Parish and modern Cathedrals
3. Bradford Cathedral Church of St Peter 15th century
4. Leeds Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Anne
5. Wakefield Cathedral Church of All Saints consecrated AD 1329
6. Sheffield Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul + like Liverpool with a second cathedral the 7. Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Marie
8. Middlesbrough Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic originally Cathedral Church of Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour
Minster Churches not Cathedrals?
- Beverley Minster Parish church of St John and St Martin
- Dewsbury Minster All Saints Church
- Marsden St Bartholomew’s church
- Halifax Minster West Riding
- Howden Minster was owned by monks from Peterborough Abbey in Saxon times
- Leeds Minster and Parish Church of Saint Peter-at-Leeds
- All Saints Church, Rotherham, also known as Rotherham Minster,
- Doncaster Church of St George, Doncaster, also known as Doncaster Minster.
Significant or Greater Churches Network
Southwell Cathedral and Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary prior to the dissolution of 1539 was a Minster in the diocese of York.
- Bolton Abbey
- Bridlington Priory
- St Peter’s Church, Harrogate
- Holy Trinity Church, Hull newly promoted to a Minster church on 13th May 2017
- Selby Abbey
The greater church network aims to help former monastic properties and others large parish churches built at a time of great wealth. They have common problems of financing facilities for a large number of visitors and the specialist maintenance and repair of old or large buildings.
Fascinating Facts about Yorkshires Newest Minster
- Holy Trinity Church,Hull needed a £4.5m renovation and the Archbishop Dr John Sentamu revealed it would become Hull Minster if the funds could be raised.
- The largest parish church in England was newly promoted to a Minster church on 13th May 2017
- Holy Trinity’s mother church is All Saints in Hessle just up river.
- The church was built in the 1300s, after King Edward I granted the former settlement a Royal Charter for Kings Town upon Hull
- It is the oldest brick-built building in the country still in use foor it’s original purpose.
- Anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce was baptised at the church
- The church now houses beer festivals and other activities to help raise the funds for refurbishment.
- During World War One, the church was bombed and damage by fire and in World War Two it became a flight marker for the German aircraft looking to bomb the docks and city.