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Minster Church of St George - Doncaster

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Lovely

Spent a nice calm hour in the Minster on a busy Saturday. Always try to find a Church to light a... read more

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lexxiann63
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Well worth a visit

This is an area of peace in the middle of a very busy town. It is set in a peaceful churchyard... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Mary K
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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The Minster Church of Saint George, Doncaster stands at the heart of the town of Doncaster, where a church has stood for over 8 centuries. The present church was built to the designs of George Gilbert Scott between 1854-1858, after the mediaeval...more
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Church Street, Doncaster DN1 1RD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a nice calm hour in the Minster on a busy Saturday. Always try to find a Church to light a candle for loved ones when away from home. The Minster is just so beautiful inside and out. We were very lucky as a young...More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words about the Minster and for paying us a visit. We feel privileged to be able to share the Minster with so many visitors. The young lady playing the organ would be our talented organ scholar who accompanies the choir...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

A beautiful Minster but as I am slightly deaf could not hear a word of the Service,I would have appreciated If I could have enjoyed the service by hearing the service.More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

It is sad that you struggled to hear - particularly at a funeral service. The Minster is such a vast space that we employ our public address system at all services and events. A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is also installed...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is an area of peace in the middle of a very busy town. It is set in a peaceful churchyard. It has beautiful Victorian stained glass, a very large pulpit and many memorials around the wall.More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Doncaster Minster. Please come back and see us again soon. We are open Monday - Saturday from 10.30am - 3.30pm and we shall be featuring special displays for the Heritage Open Days 6th -- 9th and...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter is 5 and is just discovering religion and God. To further her discoveries it's my duty as her parent to give her the opportunity to experience such things. To that end, we've visited several churches and places if worship. This time we visited...More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

We are so pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit to Doncaster Minster. It is so helpful to receive such feedback from visitors and please feel free to come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Looking at St Georges Minster from the outside it looks impressive but inside gives another story. It does have some good stained glass and stone carvings and the pulpit and font are made of stone rather than the usual wood. But I felt it needed...More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your comments. The Minster is in the middle of a Restoration programme which was started in 2004 and there have been several phases including repaiirs to the Chancel, South Porch, the Forman Chapel and, most recently, the North Transept. Each stage includes...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

A Doncaster landmark. There are informative plaques giving the history of the building and the church which previously stood on the site. There are also remains of a Roman fort within the grounds.More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We have folders, placed at strategic points about the Minster building, to give detailed information about various features and people connected with the Minster. In addition, there are always Stewards on duty who will be happy to advise on what...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018

More of a museum than a place of worship. Interesting pre-Reformation features. Lots of litter outside of the church.More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

We are afraid you have made many incorrect assumptions. Doncaster Minster is open for worship, prayer and visitors every day and welcomes many thousands of people annually. It also serves as a venue for concerts, organ recitals, tours and talks, exhibitions, Civic and Diocesan events...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

My husband and I called into this beautiful church to light a candle for our parents (as we have both lost parents recently). The people watching over the church were so helpful and knowledgeable regarding the history of the building. The whole experience was lovely....More

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your kind comments about the Minster and the Stewards, who staff the Minster on a daily basis to enable it to be open for all . Please call again, whenever you feel the need to light a candle or just to admire...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

The internals of the Minster are exceptional and can leave you breathless! However the site of the minister in it's evening lights is something else. Definitely the most beautiful minister in South Yorkshire.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is quite a new minster, nice but cannot be compared to a Cathedral. It's Worth a visit if you are in Doncaster on a daytrip. It worked well to cross the road from the shopping streets and reach the minster from there.

Thank Marie-Louise K
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edwardbear80
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Response from Bessacarrman | Property representative |
Thank you for your donation. All income from both donations and photography permits supports the running costs of Doncaster Minster which operates a deficit budget currently. We welcome all forms of support in our efforts to... More
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KatrinaS1504
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Doncaster Minster is part of the Church of England. We offer a welcome to all who might want to visit to view the building, take some time out of a busy day, to offer a quiet prayer and light a candle or worship with us.
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