York Minster's official name is the Metropolitan Church of St. Peter and it is both a cathedral and a minster - a minster being a centre of Christian teaching and ministering. It's the largest Gothic church in England and is certainly a vast building. My time spent there touched my senses on all levels.
Here are some more photos from that morning in the Minster.
The Chapter House of the Minster was built between 1297 and 1310 and is an immense octagonal building with a conical-shaped roof, timbered inside and leaded outside. It has no internal central pillar and relies on massive external buttresses to counteract the downward weight of the roof on the walls. It is still a place used by the Dean and Minster Community for formal meetings.
The entrance to the Chapter House is by way of a vestibule (where there is an architectural model) and in both there are amazing 14th century stained glass windows and stone carvings. My eyes were draw upwards to the beautiful form and decoration of the roof with the Lamb of God depicted in the central boss.