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Inviting everyone to discover God’s love

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Through all the activities of York Minster runs our belief that God wants to show the world his love.

It gives meaning to the daily worship of the Minster, and the prayers that are constantly being offered. But the splendour of the building, and the care that has gone into it over the centuries, also reflects the glory of God. It inspires the pleasure we take in welcoming visitors of all ages, and from all over the world, whether Christian or not. We have set out what we want to do in a simple Mission Statement (details below).

Every year we prepare a full report of what we have done to share our progress. It covers not only the money needed to fund our work, but the way our different departments fulfill their plans as part of the whole work of York Minster.

You can download the report below, along with a copy of our annual accounts, and our Environment Policy.

Our purpose:

Our values:

Annual accounts & report 2021

Read about our work over the last year, including progress to fulfil our plans and the funding required for our work.


ARCHIVE: Annual accounts & report 2020

Read about our work during 2020.


2015 - 2020 Strategic Plan

Find out more about the Chapter of York's strategic plan for 2015-2020.


ARCHIVE: Annual accounts & report 2017

Read about our work during 2017.


ARCHIVE: Annual accounts & report 2016

Read about our work during 2016


2018 revision of the Minster's Constitution and Statutes


Gender Pay Gap report 2017-18


Environment Policy

We’re working hard to improve the way we care for the environment – learn more about our work by downloading our policy below.


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