Here’s a bird’s eye view of the repair works currently underway at Doncaster Minster.
Site foreman Steve Bull gave the Doncaster Free Press exclusive access to climb to the top of the scaffolding on the north transept to get a rarely seen peek at the church in close-up and also the town centre itself from an unusual angle.
Specialist teams have started work to repair crumbling stonework, revamp stained glass windows and carry out interior improvements during a 20-week programme of refurbishment.
The work is focusing on the north transept which has suffered problems from water damage, with stonemasons, lime plasterers and specialist glazers all on site to carry out the repairs.
The roof of the transept will be replaced and stonework cleaned up with windows also being delicately cared for during the programme of works.
Canon Paul Shackerley, vicar of Doncaster, said: “These improvements are part of our long-term aim to restore and improve Doncaster Minster as the main civic Church of England church for Doncaster and a key heritage site for the town and surrounding area.”