For over 800 years, The Doncaster Minster has been looked upon
as an iconic building at the heart of Doncaster. Cathedral-like in
scale, its proud tower dominates the horizon and can be admired
from afar as a symbol of the town and landmark in South
Having become a Minster in 2004, St George's Parish Church is
now embracing a new identity as an Urban Minster and even after 150
years, it continues to evolve in the 21st Century.
The Revd Canon Dr Paul Shackerley at Doncaster Minster
"In a world of frantic change, the Minster offers reassuring
continuity with the past. In a world of stress and noise, it offers
a corner for quiet thought and reflection.
"Inside the Minster our memorials commemorate local heroes and
prominent figures in the history of Doncaster. We are also very
proud of its elusive clock, which was designed by Edmund Beckett
Denison and built by Edward Dent, who are both famous for their
work towards Big Ben in London."
The Minster now needs the people of Doncaster to come forward
and help bring the popular landmark into the 21st
Century, by providing donations for much needed repairs to the
North Transept and the Tower itself.
"The fundraising challenge is substantial but not
insurmountable." said Paul.
"With a clear new vision and strategy now in place, and the team
working on a fund raising and marketing strategy, as well as the
launching of an exciting new logo designed by a Shane Murphy, a
degree student of Doncaster College, we look forward to embracing
new opportunities for working with organisations, businesses and
groups in Doncaster to make sure that the Minster survives for
future generations to love and use."