Donations and Giving
Why does Doncaster Minster need your money?
We need funds so that we can maintain this wonderful building and secure it for future generations, not only as a place of worship, but also a space for art, music and a wide range of community activity.
Doncaster Minster normally relies upon donations and regular giving to keep it open for all to use and enjoy. It costs over £2,000 a week to run the Minster. We do not receive financial support from the Government or the Diocese. We raise funds through our own efforts and the generosity and support of our visitors, congregation and the wider Minster Community.
During this difficult time when the Minster has been closed, we cannot receive all the donations that would usually be given, so we really need your help now.
The Minster may be operating on a limited basis, but we are still a church seeking to serve Doncaster; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities.
The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it.
Please make your donation now: “Give a Little” to Doncaster Minster
Gift Aid your donation
If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider Gift Aiding your donation for every £1 you donate you can increase your gift by 25p at no cost to yourself.
Please download a Gift Aid Declaration form here, complete it and send it to The Minster Office, St George House, Church Street, Doncaster, DN1 1RD
Good News and Thank You – Target Achieved
“Spare a Pound to Spend a Penny”.
Toilets for the Minster Pounds raised to Spend a Penny
The past year has been a very difficult and challenging one for everyone, but despite that, we are delighted to say that we have reached our funding target for the new toilets and refreshment facilities. We already have the necessary permissions in place, and we can now push ahead with starting the building of these new toilets and refreshment facilities in the next two months, to make the Minster fit for the 21st Century.
We were delighted to have been granted permission to install these facilities, but notification came just as we entered lockdown for the Covid emergency and we were concerned that would have a big impact on our ability to raise the funds necessary.
However, we are absolutely delighted and grateful that so many people have had faith in our project.
Our backers include many people who donated what they could afford, both small and large amounts, to our crowd funding appeal.
In addition to this we have received support from a range of funding organisations that have allocated grants ranging from £50,000 to £1780. These include:
The All Churches Trust
Beatrice Laing Foundation
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
The Earl Fitzwilliam Trust
The Friends of Doncaster Minster
Garfield Weston Foundation
National Churches Trust
South Yorkshire Community Foundation
The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
and others who wish to remain anonymous
Please accept our grateful thanks for every donation that made this project possible.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Minster and to many community events and services when the facilities will be a very welcome addition to the Minster
Minster Restoration Project.
In 2004, the Minster started a programme of restoration and repair to help maintain the Grade 1 Listed Building for present and future generations.
Work has been undertaken on repairs to lead roofs, stained glass, woodwork and masonry on the Chancel, Forman Chapel, South Porch and North Transept the High Altar reredos but there is much work still to be undertaken.
So far, some £3M has been spent on repairs to stonework, windows and roofs.
Our next phase is the installation of toilets and a refreshment facility before we embark on planning a new major restoration project that includes repairs to the Minster Tower, re-ordering in the Minster and developing the Community Hall and the adjacent site
How can you help?
- By an online donation to the Minster click on the link to donate: “Give a Little” to Doncaster Minster
- By online shopping through “Give as You Live” at no cost to yourself at over 4,000 different outlets on the Web, or buy via “AmazonSmile”
- By cheque, please make it payable to “Doncaster Minster” and post it to: The Minster Office,St George House, Church Street, Doncaster, DN1 1RD
- By standing order or BACs payments direct from your bank to ours. Click on the Support Doncaster Minster button below for more details.
- By making a purchase at the virtual Minster shop for “Click and Collect”
and when we are open:
- By dropping a donation in our Donations Box at the entrance;
- By swiping your Debit or Credit card at our Donation Terminal
- By making a purchase in the Minster shop or Shop Online at the virtual Minster shop for “Click and Collect”