My husband I stopped off in Halifax on our way home to the Midlands and I was intrigued to see a sign for Halifax Minster, not having been aware that there was such a building. I'm so glad we did! It's a smaller Minster than most, so please don't be expecting York, however I actually have to say I prefer it to York Minster. It's black facade is in keeping with the industry of the past and although I have no doubt at some stage it will be cleaned up, it is lovely to see it thus. Inside it is very welcoming and we were greeted by a rather young and enthusiastic cleric. The stained glass is stunning and the interior suitably gothic. The excellent homage to their past regiments and fallen soldiers is humbling and very moving. There are plenty of plaques and stones to be read and wondered over, and the tomb of the archdeacon is a work of art!
I like that they have a donation box, unlike York where you have to pay to enter. It doesn't sit right with me to have to pay to enter a house of God, and I was more than happy to make my donation to the upkeep of this little gem.
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