Facilities and features


We have four toilets within Doncaster Minster, one of which is fully accessible for wheelchair users and others with disabilities.

Baby Changing Facilities are available within the Disabled Toilet in the Minster.

There is limited parking available in the Minster grounds for those attending services or events at the Minster. There are a number of public car parks adjacent to the Minster.

The Disabled Toilet, which includes baby changing facilities, is available whenever we are open to the public.

Please tell us if you intend to visit the Minster and require accessible car parking and we will try and reserve a specific space in the Minster car park.

Doncaster Minster has a defibrillator available for use.

The entrance at the South Porch has ramped access for wheelchair users. Internal ramps enable access to all public areas of the Minster.

A Hearing Loop is in operation at all services and most events at the Minster. Please ask if you require assistance.

If you require a large print service book when attending services please ask the stewards.

Assistance Dogs are welcome at the Minster

A number of the Minster staff have become Dementia Friends. We hope to re-introduce this in the future.

Wherever possible, we will provide gluten-free refreshments and gluten-free wafers are available at all our services. If you are attending a service and require a gluten free wafer, please pick up a green card from the service books table and show it to the member of clergy administering Communion. Note: GF wafers are square in shape.

There is ramped access to the Minster via the main entrance at the South Porch. The main part of the Minster, the Nave, is all at one level and ramps are provided to enable access to the raised levels of the Chancel and thew Forman Chapel. Please ask if you require assistance.

Our Building

The Minster is blessed to have the most glorious mid-Victorian Stained Glass windows by such artists as Clayton and Bell, Hardman and Company, Holland and Sons of Warwick, Shrigley and Hunt, Ward and Hughes and William Wailes. A guide to all the Stained Glass windows is available from the Minster shop.

Currently the Minster is open daily, Monday - Friday for all visitors, tourists and those seeking a place of quiet between 11am - 3.30pm; Saturday 11am - 1.30pm. The Forman Chapel is reserved for private prayer and you may light a candle, if you so wish.

Doncaster Minster is a Grade 1 Listed Building which stands within the St George's Conservation area. There is also a Historic Monument within the site. Go to https://www.doncasterminster.co.uk/history-and-heritage for more information.

We are registered as a Warm Space and anyone is welcome, whenever the Minster is open, to spend time within the building to take advantage of our heating.

We strive to recycle as much as possible.

Music and Worship

There is a peal of eight bells, weighing 5.5 tons in total. The heaviest bell, the Tenor, weighs 1.5 tons alone. The bells were refurbished and recast just before the Second World War.
We have been fortunate in the support of the Doncaster and District Society of Changeringers who have supplied bell ringers to ring for services, weddings, civic events and national initiatives.
Contact [email protected] for more information.

There are live music concerts in the Minster throughout the year. Please see our websites and social media for full details of events at the Minster.

The organ in St. George’s Doncaster is the work of Edmund Schulze of Paulinzelle in Saxony, and dates from 1862, four years after the completion of the present church building. The Schulze Organ is in working order and used for weekly services and there is a programme of monthly organ recitals. Check the Events page on our websites for details of all musical events.

Book of Common Prayer Services are held every Tuesday at 12.30pm (Holy Communion); and on the first and third Sundays of the month at 4.30pm (Choral Evensong). Please see our weekly Newssheets for details.

Our Sunday and feast day services are led by some, or all, of our Minster choirs, which include the layclerks, the choristers and the extended chamber choir.

Groups, Courses and Activities

The Minster Literacy Project offers free English teaching for asylum seekers. This service is currently in abeyance.

Regular "Coffee and Company" events offer a hot drink and cake and an opportunity to relax in the Minster. See What's On for details.

The Good Companions meets on the Fourth Thursday of the month. Please contact the Minster Office for more details. Tel: 01302 323748 or email: [email protected]

Fresh food is available for all in need each Tuesday from 1.30 - 3.00pm

There is a Minster branch of the Mothers' Union which meets in the Minster on the first Thursday of the month.

The Minster regularly offers access to a Pilgrim Course which enables people to explore their Christian faith in more depth.

Doncaster Minster offers a weekly English Literacy project for Asylum Seekers and Refugees at 1.15pm every Wednesday. This service is currently in abeyance.

In conjunction with the Church Urban Fund, the Minster employs a Positive Pathways Worker, who is based with the Complex Lives Team, to support homeless people and others in need.

Help for Visitors

Please ask the Minster Stewards if you require a guided tour when visiting the Minster. For Group tours please enquire at the Minster Office on 01302 323748 or [email protected]

There is a Minster Guidebook on sale in the Minster bookshop. A simple guide is also available to guide visitors in a number of different languages. There is also a children's guide to enable younger visitors to explore the Minster.

Refreshments are provided after the main Sunday service and some major events.

We have a selection of cards, books, devotional items, DVDs, postcards and souvenirs of your visit.

The Minster is open for visitors, tourists, group visits; for Private Prayer or to light a candle daily Monday – Friday 11am – 3.30pm; Saturday 11am – 1.30pm

Other Features

Doncaster Minster falls within the St George's Conservation Area.

The Minster parish ranks 259 out of 12,508 in the Index of Multiple Deprivation, where 1 is the most deprived parish.

The Minster and the Meeting Room in St George House are available for hire. Please enquire from the Minster office, Tel 01302 323748 or [email protected]