Welcome to 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.

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 Minster serves Halifax and the borough of Calderdale, but we are also part of the worldwide Christian community. We are part of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and particularly the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, and we have international links with Halifax's twin town of Aachen, in Germany, and our mission partner, the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Kowak, in 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 Revd Canon Hilary Barber

Vicar of Halifax Minster

Coronavirus Update 


Thanks to Trinity Academy for the artwork

If you need to contact theMinster,  please call our usual number 01422 355436.

PLEASE DONATE: Because we are closed, our income from services, visitors and events has stopped. We will have ongoing expenditure, including our Parish Share commitment to support our brothers and sisters in the Church of England. If you can help us meet these commitments, please use the Donate button at the bottom of the page. You can make a one-off donation or set up regular payments. Thank you. 

We have setup an online shop. Please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on 'Shop'

The Minster clergy are celebrating the Eucharist at home on behalf of the congregation and we are experimenting streaming Compline. If you wish to join in, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Much of our work appears on the Minster Facebook page. You do not have to be a Facebook user to see it. If you scroll to the bottom of this page you can see all our Facebook posts on the right hand side!

A new pilgrimage resource developed by Rev Jane Finn called 'Anne Lister Way of the Setts' is now available on the British Pilgrimage Trust website. You can access it by clicking here.


Exciting New Minster Project:
Halifax Minster is delighted to to be launching a new project with York University and the Church Buildings Council in working towards the creation of a Conservation Management Plan for the Minster. As part of this process York University want to hear peoples views about the Minster, whether you are a regular member of the worshipping community, a visitor from the UK, or someone from abroad who is planning on a visit to England and wants to come and see the Minster for the first time. This survey is really short and quick and will provide us with a snap shot of peoples views of this place of heritage and spirituality. 

You can take part in the survey by clicking here.


There is a link here to a Daily Prayer resource provided by the Brothers of the Community of the Resurrection

  Safeguarding statement

The Parish of Halifax Minster is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults.We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. Our PSO is Kathy Kershaw, contactable on 07772 851126. 

The Diocese of Leeds safeguarding pages contain vital links and information, including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. There are also links to the 'Safer Church' guidance for churches and safeguarding polices. This can be found here

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adult Services.

82331793 E55A 48BC B2CE D99B123969FFA new experience. Walk in a pilgrim way from Halifax Minster to Bradford Cathedral.

Click below for details.

Halifax Minster to Bradford Cathedral Pilgrimage


Take a family visit around Halifax using the 'Halifacts' learning about some unusual facts along the way. You can download here.