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October 2014 Magazine

The October 2014 edition of the magazine is now online. Including articles on the creative process behind our new sculpture of the Virgin Mary, and the worldwide origins of our visitors, it can be found here.

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

The Priory community was saddened to learn today of the death of Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, at the age of 94. Her son, the Duke of Devonshire, and Patron of Bolton Priory, announced the death in a statement from Chatsworth House. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and to […]

New Mission Statement

The PCC has adopted a new Mission statement for the Priory: “A community seeking to live well with God, gathered around Jesus Christ in prayer and fellowship, and committed to welcome, worship and witness.” Please pray for us as we seek to fulfil our mission.

Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Some two years ago the Priory commissioned Tim Foster of York to carve a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of our patron saints, with the infant Jesus. We are pleased to say that the statue is now in place, awaiting a formal dedication by Bishop James, our Area Bishop, at the 10.30 Sung […]

The First Casualty

As we remember the events of 100 years ago, it is appropriate to republish an article that first appeared in the Priory magazine two years ago. It recounts the story of Bolton Abbey’s first fatality in the 1914-18 war. The article can be seen here.

A Historic Event

On Sunday 3rd August 2014, we witnessed a historic event at Bolton Priory. As the Church of England gives thanks to God for twenty years of the ministry of women priests, Canon Wendy Wilby, formerly Canon Precentor of Bristol Cathedral, became the first woman to preside at our Sung Eucharist.  ‘In the twenty years of women’s ministry in […]

Open the Book!

The Bible has been very much an open book at the Boyle and Petyt School over the past few weeks. The school has had close links with Bolton Priory since the seventeenth century (when it was founded in what is now the Rectory!); and nearly twenty students from across the school have been maintaining those […]

Bolton Abbey Show 2014

The 34th Bolton Abbey Show was a great success, with much activity in the hall during the afternoon. The exhibits were of a very high standard and the tables were full of cakes, flowers, paintings and crafts. In the refreshment room everyone enjoyed homemade cakes and teas. The ‘Come and be Creative’ scheme was even more […]

Bolton Priory welcomes Archbishop’s Staff

We were pleased to welcome our Archbishop, Sentamu, to the Priory today along with his staff at Bishopthorpe who were on retreat up the road at Parceval Hall The Archbishop presided at a Eucharist for the Feast of St Matthias at which the preacher was Monsignor Tony Philpot, formerly Spiritual Director at the Venerable English […]