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



 Please note, the Minster is open from 10 - 4 every day. However, we will be closed for essential maintenance on 4th February.

Daily services - Morning Prayer at 9.00, Eucharist at 12.30 and Evening Prayer at 4.00 Monday to Friday. However, there will be no Evening Prayer between 6th and 21st February.


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

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Halifax Minster to Bradford Cathedral Pilgrimage

Halifax Minster is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all vulnerable people. This commitment is shared by our staff and volunteers. For any concerns please contact the Minster Safeguarding Officer Kathy Kershaw (07772851126).

Take a family visit around Halifax using the 'Halifacts' 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.