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February 2019 Magazine

The February 2019 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains a brief bio of Nicholas Mercer, our new Rector; an update on the ‘Men of Oar’; and a hundred-year-old letter from a soldier on the Italian Front.

Support our Heritage Project

Please help us to raise money towards the cost of the Priory Heritage Project. For the benefit of our congregation, our many visitors and for future generations, we will enhance some of the outstanding Listed Building features, lay a Yorkshire stone flagged floor throughout and install both a new sound system and heating system (so […]

2018 Live Nativity

Despite an Amber Weather Warning from the Met. Office, we welcomed substantial numbers of adults and children to our 2018 Live Nativity. Children and parents from the Montessori School in Bolton Abbey formed a major part of the cast, and our carols were accompanied by a wind band from Ermysted’s Grammar School in Skipton. Alpacas, […]

Our New Rector

The Reverend Nicholas Mercer will become the next Rector of the Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey, in Spring 2019. He is currently the Rector of the Falkland Islands, a parish which includes South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territories, and is based in Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley, the southernmost […]

December 2018 – January 2019 Magazine

The December 2018 – January 2019 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains updates on the interregnum, on fundraising for the new heating, and the regular ‘100 Years Ago’ feature now marks the end of the Great War in 1918.

More road works – now gone!

[Update – as of Friday 23 November, the roadworks have been completed. All traffic is flowing as normal.] There are now roadworks just beyond the ‘hole in the wall’ that leads down to the Priory, and a traffic barrier by the T-junction in the centre of the village. No through traffic, not even cyclists, is […]

They shall grow not old…

This coming Sunday, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will mark the end of the the Great War 100 years ago by ringing our bell, immediately following the Revd James A Turnbull’s sermon. The service begins at 1030.

Wanted: New Rector

The advertisement for our new Rector is now on the C of E Pathways site. It includes links to, among other things, our 2018 Parish Brochure.

November 2018 Magazine

The November 2018 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains reports on the services of Collation and Induction of both Simon and Jonathan in their new positions, and an account of how we make impressive sums from exchanging all those foreign coins that we get in the […]