Happy Birthday Beverley

Beverley, East Yorkshire

St John, founder of Beverley

The market town of Beverley is 1300 years old today. Founded by St John, the town grew from its spiritual origins into a major cultural and economic community.

At the heart of the town was always its minister. A religious, educational and musical centre, it still dominates the skyline of the town.

In the Minster stands a statue of St John, seen below.

St John occupies a prime position in Beverley Minster

A programme of events was planned to celebrate the 1300th anniversary of the founding of the town, but alas the COVID-19 pandemic caused this to be largely cancelled. Fortunately as the United Kingdom emerges from lockdown, there will be some opportunity to celebrate this important year.

Beverley has always been famous for its beautiful Minster

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