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Visit of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Bolton Priory welcomed some of the brothers from the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield on Wednesday. It was wonderful to welcome the Community and to see monks again at the Priory. They joined us for Holy Communion at 10am and sang their midday office at 12 noon. The Rector also spoke to them about Iraq […]

August 2019 Magazine

The August 2019 edition of the magazine is now online, and can be found here. It contains an account of the Vigil in support of victims of torture, and a compilation of some comments from our Visitors’ Book. [And to the visitor who sought prayers for Blackburn to get into the Premier League – if […]

The Baptism of Alethea Michelle Graham

Alethea Michelle Graham is the daughter of Liangliang and Martin Graham. Liangliang and Martin had their wedding at Bolton Priory and we are delighted that they have brought their daughter to be baptised in the Church where they were married. As well as our regular gathered congregation we also have a wider church of affiliation […]

July 2019 Magazine

The June 2019 edition of the magazine is now online, and can be found here. In it, the Rector sets out the need for the Priory to respond to increasing environmental challenges.

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.