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not visit Minster Abbey, St Mary's Church and of
course Minster Museum
will be assured of a warm welcome!
now some miles away from the coastline, up until
the 11th Century the village of
Minster lay right on the estuary to the River
Wantsum, making it one on the nearest ports to
the continent. Ships used to sail past on their
way to London, and regularly anchored off on what
are now arable fields, below the Church ground.
the year 449 the Jutish chieftains, Hengist and
Horsa landed in the Parish of Minster and
established the first recorded settlement of what
was to become the English Race.
village's name comes form the Saxon word
'minstre' meaning "Church" or
"Monastery". This name was probably the
direct results of the erection of the nunnery, in
the seventh century.
the year 597 St. Augustine landed on the shores
of Minster and brought Christianity to the people