Amongst the minsters treasures are a clock by the same designers as Big Ben and a spectacular 5 manual organ by the renowned German organ builder Edmund Schulze (1824-1877).
Welcome to Doncaster Minster
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 church was destroyed by fire in 1853.
The Minster offers a wide range of Sunday and weekday services within the mainstream Anglican tradition drawing on a strong musical and choral tradition to enhance the worship. It also serves as the Civic Church for Doncaster and hosts many of the Civic Services for special occasions. In 2008 the Minster celebrated of the 150th Jubilee Anniversary of the present building and everyone joined together in a year of celebrations. Currently the building is undergoing major restoration - please assist us by making a contribution to our Minster Appeal.
Doncaster Minster is open throughout the week for tourists, educational visits, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, recitals and services and the site is a key part of Doncaster’s rich history and heritage and one of the town’s landmark buildings. It also offers a quiet oasis for prayer and meditation at the hub of the busy Doncaster town centre.
The Minster is currently raising funds to restore and repair this Grade One Listed Building. Please go to the Restoration Appeal page to help us raise the £6 Million needed to fund the Restoration programme. If you are a UK tax payer please consider enhancing your donation by Gift Aid, enabling us to reclaim the tax on the amount donated.
Vicar appointed Dean of Brecon Cathedral
Doncaster Minster is pleased to announce that the current Vicar of Doncaster Minster, the Revd Canon Dr Paul Shackerley, has been appointed as Dean of Brecon Cathedral in South Wales by the Bishop of Swansea & Brecon, the Rt. Rev’d John Davies.
Dr Shackerley will be installed on Saturday, September 13th 2014 at Brecon Cathedral. His last service at Doncaster Minster will be on Sunday 27th July at 11.00am, when the Minster Community will have the opportunity to say their farewells.
Dr Shackerley said, “I believe that I have been shaped and prepared for this next phase of ministry by the people and places of the parishes I have served, Sheffield Cathedral and the Archer Project (for homeless people), and Doncaster Minster, where I have enjoyed working in teams and in partnership with civic, businesses, tourism, and the arts.
The Rt. Revd Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster, said, “I’m delighted by the news of Paul’s appointment but genuinely sorry to be losing him from Doncaster Minster. During his time at the Minster Paul has made significant developments in relation to worship, the rebuilding project and most significantly engagement with the life of the wider town. He has developed good relations with significant groups, organisations and leaders within the borough and made a valuable contribution to the town’s strategic development and future potential. He will, I know, be missed by many within the church and town and I wish him well for all the future as he returns to ministry in Wales.”
Associate Clergy: The Venerable Robert Fitzharris
Director of Music: Mr Darren Williams
Fundraiser & Development Manager: Ms Louise O'Brien
Churchwarden: Dr Rebecca Carpenter
Churchwarden: Mr Clive Howarth