Diocese takes the centenary tour to Doncaster Minster

16th September 2014

Doncaster Minster was the venue this weekend for the sixth stage of the Centenary Tour.  Continuing the journey around the diocese, people from the region came to explore the building, see heritage displays and exhibitions from parishes and take part in Songs of Praise-style worship.
 
The event started with a Pilgrimage Walk departing from St Peter in Chains at 1.30pm with the crowd reaching the Minster by 2.15pm.
 
As at other events, centenary souvenirs were on sale: the Doncaster Brewery ‘Centenary Ale’ continued to sell very well; as did the special label Henderson’s Relish.
 
Bishop Steven continued his teaching on ‘I am the way’ (John 14:6).  He also continued to tell a few jokes, two of which did actually manage to draw a mild giggle!
 
The Minster Church of Saint George, Doncaster stands at the heart of the town, where a church has stood for over eight 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.
 
Talking at the event, The Bishop of Doncaster, Peter Burrows said:
 
“After touring many different places in the Diocese this year, it is brilliant to bring the centenary tour to the heart of Doncaster, the Minster building has a long history in the town and serves a vibrant and energetic community.”    

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