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News and Announcements (Page 18)

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 […]

Celebrity Organ recital

Sheffield Cathedral’s Director of Music Neil Taylor makes a welcome return to the Priory for a celebrity organ recital this coming Saturday, 02 August, at 14.00. Neil’s versatility as an organist will be be in evidence in a wonderfully varied programme that includes music by JS Bach,  Diderik Buxtehude, Joseph Jongen, Arthur Sullivan, Percy Whitlock, and Louis […]

Hey Diddle Diddle!

You are warmly welcome to join us between 15.00 and 17.00 this coming Saturday, 12 July, for a drinks reception in the Priory Tower. The Long Preston Heritage Group, including children from Long Preston School (pictured), will be hosting a reception to celebrate the completion of their heritage project, Monks and Beams, which explores links between the […]

Welcome Le Tour Yorkshire!

The Priory will be open all this weekend, 05 and 06 July, as a place of hospitality, peace, and prayer for the thousands of visitors for the Tour de France Stages 1 & 2. The information packs for campers have included a welcome from the Priory, including details of our ‘Tour-friendly’ services at 0800 and 18.30 on […]

Winter in Summer!

Our friends in the Bolton Abbey Estate Tourism Office have been running a photograph competition recently. The striking winter portrait shown below (click to enlarge), was taken in the village of Bolton Abbey by Kevin Nutter and was chosen as the winner by Stephen Garnett, photographer on the Craven Herald. Kevin’s photograph and all the short-listed […]

Next Sunday, 15 June, is Trinity Sunday. Our preacher at the 10.30 Priory Sung Eucharist will be Canon Tony Shepherd, Vicar of St Peter’s High Harrogate. Tony will take up where our cartoon Moses left off, and help us to think about the God who created, loves, and sustains us as Father, Son and Holy […]

We have lift off!

  So proclaimed the Archbishop of York as the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, which includes Bolton Priory, was inaugurated on Sunday in York Minster. Bishop Nick Baines was also confirmed as our Diocesan Bishop. The service, attended by nearly three thousand people, included the hymn ‘Oh for a thousand tongues to […]

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 […]