Welcome to the Website for Halifax Minster.
The Minster was built some 900 years ago by Benedictine monks from Cluny, and it is that Benedictine tradition which shapes its ministry today: with daily worship; a place for education, culture and civic engagement; and a place of hospitality. As well as serving the town and the borough of Calderdale, the Minster serves the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and particularly the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, with international links to Halifax twin town of Aachen, in Germany, and our mission partner the Cathedral Church of St Peter, in Kowak, the Diocese of Rorya in Tanzania. The Minster is also the spiritual home to the Duke of Wellington Regiment and Association, now subsumed into the Yorkshire Regiment.
The Minster belongs to the whole community: to the Christian community; to those of the other faith communities; and to those who have no faith. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the rich depth of heritage and spirituality. Visitors and new members looking for somewhere to worship regularly are both invited to come and join us for quiet services during the week, and to hear the Minster choirs and organs perform at weekends, as we join the Saints and Angels in the eternal hymn of praise to God the creator.
The Revd Canon Hilary Barber
Vicar of Halifax Minster
AVAILABLE from Halifax Minster – “Hali-Facts: A Heritage Discovery Trail of Halifax for all Ages”.
Take a family visit around Halifax using this booklet learning about some unusual facts along the way. This booklet is available from other wonderful buildings in Halifax Town centre, or you can download here.