Howden Minster (St Peter & St Paul), Howden

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Children's Christenings are usually at 1.00 on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. 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.

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.

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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Christmas Fayre
Our annual Christmas fayre with our Church of England Infant School
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
 
Choral Evening Worship cancelled
There is no Choral Evensong this Sunday as there will be a choral Nine Lessons & Carols a week later
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 5:30 PM
Christmas Carols
 
Junior School Christmas Service
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Infant School Christmas Servce
End of Term Christmas celebration in the minster for the Church Infant School.
Friday 16th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
 
Crib Service Rehearsal
Open to all children who would like an active part in the Christmas Eve Crib Service.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 20 minutes
Family Friendly
 
Ecumenical Market Place Carols
Open air carols with all three Howden Churches
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
A Service of Lessons & Carols
A traditional choral service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
 
Crib Service
A joyous and relaxed re-enactment of the Christmas story, for everybody WE are expecting a donkey this year
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
Midnight Mass
First Mass of the Nativity
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Incense Common Worship Christmas Carols
 
Christmas Morning Communion
Simple Christmas morning communion with popular carols.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols
 
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Christmas Fayre
Our annual Christmas fayre with our Church of England Infant School
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Junior School Christmas Service
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Infant School Christmas Servce
End of Term Christmas celebration in the minster for the Church Infant School.
Friday 16th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Crib Service Rehearsal
Open to all children who would like an active part in the Christmas Eve Crib Service.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 20 minutes
Family Friendly
Ecumenical Market Place Carols
Open air carols with all three Howden Churches
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
A Service of Lessons & Carols
A traditional choral service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
A joyous and relaxed re-enactment of the Christmas story, for everybody WE are expecting a donkey this year
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
First Mass of the Nativity
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Incense Common Worship Christmas Carols
Christmas Morning Communion
Simple Christmas morning communion with popular carols.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols
Evening Prayer Cancelled
There will be no said Evening Prayer on Christmas day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 5:30 PM
Team Service at Newport
We gather at St Stephen's, Newport for our only service in the six churches today
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
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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
Resumes Sunday 16th April 2017
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

Wednesday

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
from Thursday 2nd March 2017 until Thursday 7th September 2017
Family Friendly Refreshments
Lent Course
Howden Churches Together. United Lent Course at the Methodist Church, Hailgate
Every Thursday at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
from Thursday 9th March 2017 until Thursday 30th March 2017
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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Christmas Fayre
Our annual Christmas fayre with our Church of England Infant School
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 12:00 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Choral Evening Worship cancelled
There is no Choral Evensong this Sunday as there will be a choral Nine Lessons & Carols a week later
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 5:30 PM
Christmas Carols
Junior School Christmas Service
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Infant School Christmas Servce
End of Term Christmas celebration in the minster for the Church Infant School.
Friday 16th December 2016 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Crib Service Rehearsal
Open to all children who would like an active part in the Christmas Eve Crib Service.
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 20 minutes
Family Friendly
Ecumenical Market Place Carols
Open air carols with all three Howden Churches
Saturday 17th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
A Service of Lessons & Carols
A traditional choral service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 5:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Crib Service
A joyous and relaxed re-enactment of the Christmas story, for everybody WE are expecting a donkey this year
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
First Mass of the Nativity
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Incense Common Worship Christmas Carols
Christmas Morning Communion
Simple Christmas morning communion with popular carols.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols
Evening Prayer Cancelled
There will be no said Evening Prayer on Christmas day
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 5:30 PM
Team Service at Newport
We gather at St Stephen's, Newport for our only service in the six churches today
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour

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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