st marysBetween 11am and 4.30pm on Sat 29 August St Mary’s Bishophill Junior will be open for in depth investigation!

Church explorers will be able to:

Visit a Curators’ Clinic in the Saxon Tower Room (11.30am to 2.30pm). On display will be fine examples of coins from the Bishophill Hoard, currently housed in the Yorkshire Museum.

medieval coin3Members of the public will be able, under supervision, to handle the artifacts and discuss them with the experts in a series of 15-minute individual small group

Take a one-hour group tour of Bishophill (12.30, 1.30 & 2.30pm) with a member of the Bishophill History Group pointing out historic buildings and significant places.

rudgate singersEnjoy The Rudgate Singers rendition of the Office of Vespers in honour of the Virgin Mary (3.30 to 4.30pm) followed by the Solemn York Salve Regina – a genuine piece of York chant from St Mary’s Abbey performed in its own city.

This rare chance to experience history on your doorstep comes as part of JORVIK Medieval Festival.