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News and Announcements

May 2020 Magazine

The May 2020 edition of the magazine is now online, and can be found here. This is the 470th issue of our parish magazine; the 150th produced by the current editorial team; and now the first, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, to be available only online. Every cloud has a silver lining. Being […]

Easter Online Services

Our online services at Easter will be: Good Friday Devotion – available from 1130 on Friday 10 April 2020 Easter Sunday Holy Communion – available as soon as possible after 0830 on Sunday 12 April 2020 Easter Sunday Sung Eucharist – available from 1000 on Sunday 12 April 2020

April 2020 Magazine

The April 2020 edition of the magazine is now online, and can be found here. To offset any ‘cabin fever’ that we may be suffering as a result of being confined at home, read an account of an intrepid yacht voyage across the wide open spaces of the Atlantic!

Priory Services now on YouTube

We will be regularly broadcasting audio services on the Priory’s new YouTube channel. Although Rector Nicholas Mercer is the celebrant in an otherwise empty church, we hope that it will help you still to feel in touch with the worshiping life of the Priory. The YouTube channel is here.

PCC and APCM Suspended

A message from the Rector, Revd Nicholas Mercer: I received further guidance from the Bishop of Leeds yesterday about how to proceed with Church Governance during the Coronavirus crisis: In essence the PCC and APCM are suspended until further notice: His Ad Clerum states as follows.    GOVERNANCE Obviously, PCC meetings, Annual Parochial Church Meetings, Deanery Synods, etc are […]

All Regular Services Suspended

The Church of England has announced today (17th March 2020) that all services are suspended until further notice. This means that there will be no services on Sunday, no mid-week services nor services during Holy Week and Easter. At the moment, this does not include weddings and funerals.

Further Cancellations

The Rector, Revd Nicholas Mercer writes: Following the announcement by the Prime Minister last night that there should be “no more non-essential contact with others” for a period of twelve weeks, I have made the decision this morning to cancel, with immediate effect Lent Course St Cuthbert’s Lecture Liquid Worship These are “non-essential” and there […]