Doncaster Minster Restoration
THE REREDOS REVEALED
A restoration project at Doncaster Minster and why it is needed
It will take a team of 4/5 conservators 8-10 weeks to complete the restoration and conservation work and it will cost £61,000
We have already raised £38,000 with several funding applications currently being considered by charitable trusts
We still need to raise funds through our own efforts before we can commission the work later this year
Find out more about the Reredos and how you can help with its restoration at:
Select the link: The Reredos Revealed to find out more
The Restoration Programme
The last major crisis experienced by Doncaster Minster, when it was called St George's Church, saw it burn to the ground in 1853. Its replacement church, that we know and treasure today, is now facing another crisis. It may not be as dramatic as an all consuming inferno, but left unchecked it could lead to the same conclusion: a closed Minster.
In August 2011 a piece of carved stone fell from near the top of the tower, damaging the nave roof and the aisle roof below before creating a large dent in the churchyard. This is a stark demonstration about the condition of some parts of the Minster and the need for urgent repairs.
Like many other Minsters and Cathedrals around the country of all ages, the Minster is undertaking a repair programme to keep the rain out and repair masonry suffering from stone decay.
Our current focus for repair is the North Transept which is going to cost over £400,000
Our next task will be to tackle the Tower which is expected to cost around £2million.
Since 2004 we have worked with English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake repairs to the nave roof, chancel roof, Forman Chapel and the South Porch.
• Admission to Doncaster Minster is free.
• It costs £1,800 a day to open the Minster for the public.
• We do not receive financial support from the Government.
Doncaster Minster relies upon donations from the public to keep it open for visitors, tourists and to secure it for future generations to use and enjoy.
Please consider making a donation to help us achieve our Vision for Doncaster Minster.
At the Minster:
If you are a UK taxpayer please take a minute to make your donation using a Gift Aid envelope. If you are a basic rate Taxpayer Gift Aid allows us to claim 25p out of every £1 donated as a tax rebate and makes your donation even more valuable and our goals that little bit closer to being achieved.
Cheques can be made payable to Doncaster Minster Restoration Fund and sent to Doncaster Minster Office, Church Street, Doncaster DN1 1RD.
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Thank you for your generosity and ongoing support for Doncaster Minster.