St John of Beverley, Beverley

5 North Bar Without, Beverley HU17 7AG

Tel: 01482 882321

Email

stjohnofbeverley@middlesbrough-diocese.org.uk

Website

www.stjohnatthebar.com

Clergy

Canon David Grant EV
Rev James Benfield (assistant priest)
Rev David Pick (retired, living in Driffield)

Service Times

Masses

Sunday: Saturday evening 6.30pm, Sunday 10.45am (with Children’s Liturgy in term time)

Holy days: 9.30am, 7pm

Weekdays and Saturday: 9.30am

Morning Prayer: weekdays, 9.15am before Mass

Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour: every Wednesday immediately after Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Friday 8.30am-9.30am

Confessions

Saturday 10.15am-11am and when requested

Facilities

Tea and Coffee after Mass every Sunday and Wednesday. All are welcome.

Full access facilities for wheelchairs (access plus disabled toilet)

Loop system for hearing-aid users

General

SVP; Word of Life Group (last Friday in every month); Choirs at both the Saturday and Sunday Masses (new members always welcome); Sacramental Preparation by Parish Catechists; Children’s liturgy during term-time at the Sunday Mass; Flower arranging  team; Church cleaning team (regular or one-off help for Christmas and/or Easter is always welcomed.)

 

History

An adapted workshop was used for Mass from 1856, although Mass was being celebrated in the priest’s residence ten years before that and probably earlier, again within domestic settings. Located just outside North Bar, the only survivor of Beverley’s four medieval gates, St John of Beverley Church was built in 1897 by the Hull based architects Smith, Brodrick and Lowther and the builder George Pape. It is an example of Victorian Gothic style. Renowned architectural expert Nikolaus Pevsner described this attractive red brick church as ‘Gothic in a free, playful way, with an asymmetrically placed turret’. The church was first used for Mass on Christmas Day 1897 and formally opened on 10 March 1898. It was not, however, consecrated until 7 May 1999. The dedication is to St. John of Beverley, formerly Bishop of Hexham and Bishop of York, who retired to the monastery he founded in Beverley. He died there c.721 and was canonised 1037.

 

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