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Priory Concert Series 2019

The Priory’s programme of concerts for 2019, kindly sponsored by Kirbys Solicitors, features a wide range of singers, instrumentalists, styles and genres. Saturday 11 May                     ‘Songs of Love and Marriage and Trial by Jury.’ Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Songs and choruses from ‘The Gondoliers’, ‘The Sorcerer’, ‘The Mikado’ and ‘HMS Pinafore’ on […]

The Lily and the Rose

Tickets are now on sale for this concert in aid of the Priory’s Heating Project, to take place on Saturday 18 May at 1930. Cantores Salicium is pleased to present a programme inspired by the beautiful east wall painting in the Priory. Each of the plants depicted represents a biblical symbol: barley and vines for […]

Blessing of the Lambs 2019

Our new Rector, Revd Nicholas Mercer, conducted his first Blessing of the Lambs service on Sunday 14 April 2019, in which we celebrated the role of our local farming community in nurturing God’s creation, and in particular the many flocks of sheep and lambs. Nicholas himself is very familiar with sheep farming communities. His previous […]

The Installation of our new Rector

On the evening of 01 April 2019, in a church filled with parishioners, clergy, friends and family, the Revd Nicholas Mercer was installed as the new Rector of Bolton Priory. The service of Institution was led by The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, with the Induction and Installation conducted by The Venerable […]

April 2019 Magazine

The April 2019 magazine, whose publication was delayed until the installation of our new Rector on 01 April, is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains the first letter from our new Rector, Revd Nicholas Mercer; some interesting observations on our Visitors’ Book; and a reminder of the devastating Spanish ‘Flu epidemic […]

March 2019 Magazine

The March 2019 magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It includes an invitation to the service of Institution and Induction for our new Rector, Nicholas Mercer; a report on Candlemas in Ripon Cathedral; and a full account of the accomplishments of the ‘Men of Oar’, two of whom have Bolton Abbey […]

February 2019 Magazine

The February 2019 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains a brief bio of Nicholas Mercer, our new Rector; an update on the ‘Men of Oar’; and a hundred-year-old letter from a soldier on the Italian Front.

Support our Heritage Project

Please help us to raise money towards the cost of the Priory Heritage Project. For the benefit of our congregation, our many visitors and for future generations, we will enhance some of the outstanding Listed Building features, lay a Yorkshire stone flagged floor throughout and install both a new sound system and heating system (so […]

2018 Live Nativity

Despite an Amber Weather Warning from the Met. Office, we welcomed substantial numbers of adults and children to our 2018 Live Nativity. Children and parents from the Montessori School in Bolton Abbey formed a major part of the cast, and our carols were accompanied by a wind band from Ermysted’s Grammar School in Skipton. Alpacas, […]