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News and Announcements (Page 18)

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 […]

Bolton Priory welcomes Archbishop’s Staff

We were pleased to welcome our Archbishop, Sentamu, to the Priory today along with his staff at Bishopthorpe who were on retreat up the road at Parceval Hall The Archbishop presided at a Eucharist for the Feast of St Matthias at which the preacher was Monsignor Tony Philpot, formerly Spiritual Director at the Venerable English […]

New Treasures from Old!

New Treasures from Old! Two Priory wheelchairs that had become unusable and were languishing in a skip in the Rectory Yard are to be given a new lease of life. Our Diocesan Rural Officer Andy Ryland spotted them and has taken them for refurbishment by the Harrogate based charity Aid to Eastern Europe which takes […]

Friends Reunited!

Friends Reunited! Staff and Volunteers (pictured) from the Cathedral Archer Project in Sheffield came to Bolton Abbey Rectory for their annual staff away day this week. The Cathedral Archer Project is based in Sheffield Cathedral, where the Rector worked until last summer. The Project supports the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield, helping them to find pathways away […]