Howden Minster (St Peter & St Paul), Howden

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The video of the Archbishop's visit on Palm Sunday 2017: click on the link to the right.

For all Family History enquiries, please follow the link “About the parish” to the right.

Worship regularly uses both BCP and Common Worship. The Minster Musicians include both an RSCM-affiliated robed choir and the Minster Consort of instrumentalists of all ages. The town's municicpal car-parks are free on Sundays.

Children's Christenings are usually at 1.00 on Sundays. Parents need to attend a Baptism Parents Evening, held on the first Thursday of each month at 6.30 between March and September.. 

Howden is one of the prettiest places along the M62 corridor and Howden Minster is one of the most exciting buildings in Yorkshire. It was built by the Prince Bishops of Durham in the middle ages to serve Howdenshire but suffered badly after the Reformation when the townspeople kept the nave as their parish church, leaving the east end to fall into ruin (now in the guardianship of English Heritage).

Today, the Minster Parish covers the town of Howden and surrounding villages & hamlets including Barmby-on-the-Marsh, Asselby, Knedlington, Belby, Howden Dyke, Skelton, Kilpin, Balkholme and Sand Hall.
We are part of the Howden Team Minstry, six churches covering southern Howdenshire as far east as Newport.



Major restoration work took place 2006-2011. We are striving to serve the whole of the local community: offering a variety of styles of worship and working closely with local schools and to promote the arts. We have recently become part of the Yorkshire Turner Trail: see link.

We are usually open via the great west doors 9.30 until 3.30, especially over the summer months. Please contact us if planning a special journey to avoid disappointment, as events (funerals etc.) sometimes mean that the minster is unavailable for visitors. The exterior of the ruined east end (English Heritage) is viewable at any reasonable time.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

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Rev'd James Little, Team Rector
The Minster Rectory
Market Place
Howden
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 7BL
(01430) 432056

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Team Service
Our next fifth Sunday Team Service is at Eastrington at 9.5 on Sunday 30 July. It replaces all other services that day.
Sunday 30th July 2017 at 9:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
 
The Saltmarshe Duo (Steven Goulden, tenor & Amy Butler, piano)
The Saltmarshe Duo perform songs from the musicals, operatic arias, classical favourites and a spotlight on Yorkshire music to mark Yorkshire Day
Saturday 5th August 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments
 
Music at the Minster - Crofton Silver Band
Saturday 2 September Crofton Silver Band are making a long-awaited return to the Minster, having performed a sell-out concert in 2011. Last year, they were named both the Yorkshire Area and National Champions for Third Section Bands.
Saturday 2nd September 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments
 
Stamford Bridge Singers
Saturday 7 October The Stamford Bridge Singers are a community choir founded in 2000. Conducted by Stuart Nettleship, they sing a huge range of music - a challenging sacred piece one minute, a popular show tune the next. They have sung ancient music, classical works, folk tunes and pop songs, and it is the variety in their music that they find so enjoyable and makes them so popular with audiences.
Saturday 7th October 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments
 
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Sunday

Said Communion
Said BCP Communion BCP Sunday readings normally used.
Easter to All Saints only
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
Main service of the day. Modern Language Common Worship. Modern Catholic ceremonial. Vestments.
Every first and third Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Prayer
Lay led worship
Every second Sunday at 10:45 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Common Worship
All-age worship
Informal all-age worship with the Minster Musicians followed by a simple Communion.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:45 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Choral Evening Worship
During Ordinary Time this is usually Prayer Book Choral Evensong. At other times, a seasonal form may be used: e.g. a Service of Light for Advent or Stations of the Cross during Lent.
Term time only
Every second Sunday at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Said Evening Prayer or Compline
Said service, usually with homily.
Every fourth Sunday at 5:30 PM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer

Monday

Morning Prayer
CW Morning Prayer
Every last Monday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
CW Morning Prayer
Every last Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
CW Morning Prayer
Every last Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Bell ringing practice
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours

Thursday

Mid-week Communion
Said communion service
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Baptism Parent's Evening
Cafe style. An introduction to Baptism (Christening) for parents who want their children baptised. For all six Howden Team Churches. Bookings follow.
Every first Thursday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
until Thursday 7th September 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments

Friday

Choir & Music Group Practice
Do you like singing or can you play an instrument at any level? If you can answer "yes" to either of these questions, come along and join us
Term time & holy seasons only
Every Friday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
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Team Service
Our next fifth Sunday Team Service is at Eastrington at 9.5 on Sunday 30 July. It replaces all other services that day.
Sunday 30th July 2017 at 9:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
The Saltmarshe Duo (Steven Goulden, tenor & Amy Butler, piano)
The Saltmarshe Duo perform songs from the musicals, operatic arias, classical favourites and a spotlight on Yorkshire music to mark Yorkshire Day
Saturday 5th August 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments
Music at the Minster - Crofton Silver Band
Saturday 2 September Crofton Silver Band are making a long-awaited return to the Minster, having performed a sell-out concert in 2011. Last year, they were named both the Yorkshire Area and National Champions for Third Section Bands.
Saturday 2nd September 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments
Parish Lunch
You are invited to a Bring-and-Share Lunch in church after the 10.45 Service
Sunday 1st October 2017 at 12:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Stamford Bridge Singers
Saturday 7 October The Stamford Bridge Singers are a community choir founded in 2000. Conducted by Stuart Nettleship, they sing a huge range of music - a challenging sacred piece one minute, a popular show tune the next. They have sung ancient music, classical works, folk tunes and pop songs, and it is the variety in their music that they find so enjoyable and makes them so popular with audiences.
Saturday 7th October 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments

Features

Toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 
     
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Incumbent: The Revd James Harry LITTLE
Team Vicar: The Revd Graham Paul THORNALLEY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 19174
Built: 13th century
Architect: St John of Howden
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Archbishop of York/Lord Chancellor
Archdeaconry: EAST RIDING (432)
Deanery: HOWDEN (43206)
Benefice: Howden (43/162AT)
Parish Legal Name: Howden with Barmby on the Marsh (430355 )
CofE Church Info: (643355 43/355)
Short URL: acny.uk/19174/
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 18th July 2017
 
 
 
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