"There are many fine books about the architectural beauties of the Minster, but this is the first to celebrate the people who have made the Minster what it was and is, and the people who to our own day care for it, serve its mission and devote their time and skill to it. Here, too, we gather the recollections and the thoughts of people who in the living past have been part of the human fabric of the Minster." From the foreword by The Very Rev. Keith Jones, Dean of York
From its position at the heart of the ancient city of York, York Minster has for centuries formed the focus of a community, while performing a national role as the seat of Britain's second Archbishop. Today, nearly 1500 years after the earliest traces of Christian worship in York, the Minster remains a vigorous spiritual centre of outreach and renewal.
York Minster: A Living Legacy tells this story in words and colour images to appeal to every reader, bringing the past to life, and revealing the many hidden corners of the Minster today as well as the beauties of its structure and glass. This is also a portrait of the Minster community, its day-to-day life, the people who make the Minster work and the skills of the craft workshops that maintain its fabric for future generations.
Edited by Louise Hampson, Dr Richard Shephard and The Very Revd Keith Jones