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Minster Church of St George - Doncaster

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Address: Church Street, Doncaster DN1 1RD, England
Phone Number: +44 1302 323748
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10:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 15:30
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Minster Church of Saint George, Doncaster stands at the heart of the...

The Minster Church of Saint George, Doncaster stands at the heart of the town of Doncaster, where a church has stood for over 8 centuries. The present church was built to the designs of George Gilbert Scott between 1854-1858, after the mediaeval church was destroyed by fire in 1853. It was described by Sir John Betjeman as "Victorian Gothic at its very best" Situated on the site of the Roman fort of Danum, a section of the Roman wall can be viewed in the grounds of the Minster.

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A beautiful church, well worth visiting

This church is historic, beautiful, awe-inspiring and everyone should take the opportunity to see it, inside and outside. My highlight was some years ago, attending Christmas Eve... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Adele W
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church is historic, beautiful, awe-inspiring and everyone should take the opportunity to see it, inside and outside. My highlight was some years ago, attending Christmas Eve midnight service on a bitterly cold night when the choir's singing was coming out as white breath. Truly memorable.

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive comments. One thing that has changed is that anyone who attends our Midnight Services nowadays (or any of our other services) can do it knowing that we have a very efficient heating system, banishing memories of the choirs' white breath to the history books. More 

York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily the most attractive structure in Doncaster though, admittedly, the competition isn't tough. Thankfully, the Minster is set apart from the hurly burly of the town's pedestrianised shopping areas. It's a small oasis of calm alongside a dual carriageway. Plenty to admire, inside and out. A must-see destination if you've visiting Doncaster.

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and noticed that we can offer a respite from all the hurly burly of the Town Centre. Please come back and see us soon. More 

LLanaber
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nice to visit. Talking to the ladies who were on hand for any questions was good. A nice friendly bunch who gave us tips on things to see.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Minster is a wonderful building with lovely stained glass windows. It is built so high that it is difficult to understand how they managed to build it which is the case with a lot of churches and cathedrals. It is built on the site of another church which burned down in 1853 and was designed by George Gilbert Scott... More 

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come back and see us again. We are normally open Monday - Friday: 10.30am - 3.30pm; Saturday: 11.00am - 2.00pm and we are always pleased to welcome visitors and show them our beautiful building. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Hi why are we not flying our beloved flag of st George. I've missed it.gives me some pride in these sad times

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

The days on which we are allowed to fly any flag at the Minster are governed by the Flag Institute of the Church of England. We are not allowed to fly the Flag of St George permanently. Thus, we can fly the flag of St George on St George's Day and this year we flew it for over a week... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Really nice looking both from outside and inside. Personel is friendly and helpful. Must-see in Doncaster.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A great place to visit, friendly and knowledgeable staff who are keen to answer any questions and show you around this lovely building.

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review. We feel privileged to be able to welcome so many different and interesting people who come through our doors and be able to share the building with them. More 

New Forest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Thanks to the lovely welcome we received on Saturday (despite arriving ten minutes before closing), we decided to return on Sunday for worship. We were again made very welcome and invited to stay and chat after the service - many thanks to the lovely people who attend! The building is fascinating, with stunning stained glass and you are free to... More 

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

You joined us on a very busy day - we do hope it didn't spoil your enjoyment of the service. Please come and see us again next time you are up here. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Doncaster Minster is a real landmark in the centre of the town and can be seen from miles around. It looks really old but was in fact rebuilt after a massive fire destroyed the original building in 1853. The interior is beautiful with some stunning stained glass windows and a historic organ built by Edmund Schulze. The Minster is open... More 

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A church with beautiful architecture hidden away from view for many visitors to Doncaster. Well worth the effort to have a look.

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Bessacarrman, Churchwarden at Minster Church of St George - Doncaster, responded to this review

Thank you for lovely comments, which are very useful. We are aware that passing traffic on the East Coast main railway line has a grand view of the Minster, as does road traffic using the A19. Once you are on foot in the Town Centre it is more difficult to spot and we have asked for improvements to signposting to... More 

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