Church of England Diocese of Sheffield St. George Doncaster

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Doncaster Minster does not have toilet facilities within the Minster building but, when attending services and events, please ask the Stewards about access to the toilets in the adjacent St George House.

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.

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.

The entrance at the South Porch has ramped access for wheelchair users.

A Hear 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. A Monthly Dementia Café starts in January 2020, followed by a short dementia-friendly act of worship.


Our Building

Doncaster Minster is a Grade 1 Listed Building


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.

There are live music concerts in the Minster throughout the year. Please see our website 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 website for details of all musical events.

Book of Common Prayer Services are held at 8.30am every Sunday (Holy Communion); every Tuesday at 12.30pm (Holy Communion); the first Thursday of the Month at 11.00am (Holy Communion) and on the first and third Sunday of the month at 4.30pm (Choral Evensong)

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.

Regular "Tea under the Tower" events offer a hot drink and cake and an opportunity to relax in the Minster.

There is a Minster branch of the Mothers' Union which meets in St George House on the first Thursday of the month after the Holy Communion (BCP) at 11.00am

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.


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 10302 323748

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 childrens' guide to enable younger visitors to explore the Minster

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

We open Monday - Saturday 10.30am - 3.30pm


Other Features

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

The Minster parish ranks 189 out of 12,508 in the Index of Multiple Deprivation, where 1 is the most deprived parish.

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