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UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture

On Wednesday June 26th, the UN’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we held a midday vigil in the Priory. Our Rector, Revd Nicholas Mercer, is a trustee of a charity called REDRESS. He was invited to join REDRESS IN 2011 after leaving the Army on account of his stance for Prisoners of […]

Road Closure Sunday 14th July

On Sunday 14th July the Ilkley Half Marathon will take place.  The route is from Ilkley to Bolton Abbey and back to Ilkley.  The roads will be closed from 9.30 am and open between 10.30 am (from the start) to 2.33 (the end).  This means that we will probably not be able to get to […]

June 2019 Magazine

The June 2019 edition of the magazine is now online, and can be found here. It contains details of a forthcoming vigil for victims of torture; greetings from old friends in the Pyrenees; and the prizewinners from the Bolton Abbey Show.

May 2019 Magazine

The May 2019 edition of the magazine is now online, and can be found here. It contains accounts of the installation of Nicholas Mercer as our new Rector; one of his first services, the Blessing of the Lambs; and the opening of the season for Bolton Abbey cricket club.

Priory Concert Series 2019

The Priory’s programme of concerts for 2019, kindly sponsored by Kirbys Solicitors, features a wide range of singers, instrumentalists, styles and genres. Saturday 11 May                     ‘Songs of Love and Marriage and Trial by Jury.’ Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Songs and choruses from ‘The Gondoliers’, ‘The Sorcerer’, ‘The Mikado’ and ‘HMS Pinafore’ on […]

The Lily and the Rose

Tickets are now on sale for this concert in aid of the Priory’s Heating Project, to take place on Saturday 18 May at 1930. Cantores Salicium is pleased to present a programme inspired by the beautiful east wall painting in the Priory. Each of the plants depicted represents a biblical symbol: barley and vines for […]

Blessing of the Lambs 2019

Our new Rector, Revd Nicholas Mercer, conducted his first Blessing of the Lambs service on Sunday 14 April 2019, in which we celebrated the role of our local farming community in nurturing God’s creation, and in particular the many flocks of sheep and lambs. Nicholas himself is very familiar with sheep farming communities. His previous […]

The Installation of our new Rector

On the evening of 01 April 2019, in a church filled with parishioners, clergy, friends and family, the Revd Nicholas Mercer was installed as the new Rector of Bolton Priory. The service of Institution was led by The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, with the Induction and Installation conducted by The Venerable […]

April 2019 Magazine

The April 2019 magazine, whose publication was delayed until the installation of our new Rector on 01 April, is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains the first letter from our new Rector, Revd Nicholas Mercer; some interesting observations on our Visitors’ Book; and a reminder of the devastating Spanish ‘Flu epidemic […]