Welcome + Worship + Witness

Christmas 2019

Advent Carol Service

Sunday 01 December @ 16:30

Followed by the Friends’ Advent Supper in the Boyle Room.

Please park in the Village Car Park, without charge, and leave parking at the Priory for those less mobile. Feel free to drop passengers outside church. Bring a torch.

Bolton Abbey Estate Carol Service (all welcome)

Thursday 05 December @ 19:00



The Priory Church is set in the middle of the Bolton Abbey Estate. We value very highly our links with our neighbours who live and work on the Estate, and the privilege of ministering in this rich and varied community. The Estate Carol Service is an opportunity for those who live and work locally to celebrate Christmas together, but it is open to everyone and all are most welcome.

Live Nativity

Saturday 07 December @ 11:00 and 14:00

This year we are again staging the Live Nativity that was so successful in earlier years. Performed in conjunction with the Bolton Abbey Estate, with real animals, the event takes place in the Priory, sheltered from the December weather. Come along, hear the magic of the Christmas story, get close to the animals, sing carols, enjoy seasonal refreshments!

Seasonal Music and Carols for Christmas

Saturday December 14 @ 15:30 – 17:00

SEASONAL MUSIC AND CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS

ST PETER’S SINGERS OF LEEDS

Directed by Dr Simon Lindley

Saturday 14 December 15.30

To include favourite hymns and carols for all to sing
Free Admission
Retiring Collection for Priory Heating Funds

This is one of the North of England’s leading choral groups founded in 1977 by Harry Fearnley.  The St Peter’s Singers are eagerly looking forward to visiting and singing at the historic Priory Church. Their membership includes Leeds undergraduate and post graduate students past and present, as well as a number of semi-professional members of long standing well known as soloists in local choral concerts, including SPS events as well as those of other concert-giving bodies. 

Boyle and Petyt School Carol Service

Thursday 19 December @ 18:00

Please park in the Village Car Park, without charge, and leave parking at the Priory for those less mobile. Feel free to drop passengers outside church. Bring a torch.

Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday December 22 @ 16:30

On Sunday 22 December at 16.30 we’ll be holding our traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, featuring the Priory Choir as well as plenty of carols for the congregation.

Please park in the Village Car Park, without charge, and leave parking at the Priory for those less mobile. Feel free to drop passengers outside church. Bring a torch.

Christingle Service

Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December @ 16:00

On Christmas Eve we look forward to welcoming new friends as well as long-standing ones at our Christingle Service at 16.00; arrive early to get a seat! Please park in the Village Car Park, without charge, and leave parking at the Priory for those less mobile. Feel free to drop passengers outside church. Bring a torch.

First Eucharist of Christmas

Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December @ 23:30



We’ll greet the Christ-child at our wonderfully atmospheric Midnight Mass – which actually starts at 23.30!

Holy Communion

Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December @ 08:00

Festal Eucharist

Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December @ 10:00



On Christmas Morning our Festal Eucharist will begin at 10.00 (note the time).