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News and Announcements

July 2018 Magazine

The July 2018 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains an invitation to Simon and Anne’s Farewell Lunch, an introduction to our Student in Placement Judith Clark, and many tributes to the late Edmund Butler.

Community Consultation – Heating project

As outlined in the June magazine, the PCC is holding a community consultation next Tuesday, 26 June, in connection with our ‘warmer church’ heating project. It will take place in the Village Hall between 15.00 and 20.00 and offers an opportunity to look at what is being proposed by the PCC.

June 2018 Magazine

The June 2018 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains Simon’s letter giving the poignant news of his forthcoming departure for Wakefield Cathedral, an article on the Bolton Abbey Tithe Barn (recently refurbished), and the account of a Royal Visit exactly 100 years ago.

Journeying On

It is with very mixed emotions that we announce today the departure of our Rector, the Revd Canon Simon Cowling, to become the Dean of Wakefield. Whilst we warmly congratulate him on a move that amply recognises his undoubted talents and abilities, it is with great sadness that we will bid farewell to someone who […]

Settle Orchestra Concert 25 May

On Friday 25 May at 19.30, Settle Orchestra, under its conductor Alexander Webb, will be playing here as part of the Priory’s 2018 Concert Series. Settle Orchestra is a community-based orchestra of all ages whose mission includes especially the development of young musical talent within its ranks. It plays at least six concerts a year, usually […]

May 2018 Magazine

The May 2018 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains further news on the ‘Warm Church’ heating project, a report on the elections at the annual Parochial Church Meeting, and an update on the 12 May Bolton Abbey Show.

Archaeological investigations – update

The archaeological investigations in the nave required to progress the heating project proceeded as planned last week and were concluded rather more quickly than anticipated.  Following skilful work by Churchwarden Matt Hey and the team from Durham University we were able to reopen the Priory at lunch time on Tuesday.  Some further work is planned […]

Priory partially closed for three weeks

We plan to do some archaeological investigation in the nave as part of the detailed planning for the proposed new heating system. This work will start on Monday 23 April, and will continue on weekdays for up to three weeks (avoiding the Bank Holiday on 07 May). During the investigation work there will be no […]