Welcome + Worship + Witness

News and Announcements (Page 20)

A blessing from the Bishop!

Bolton Priory welcomed the Bishop for the Ripon Episcopal Area, the Rt Revd James Bell, last  Sunday 7th September. The Bishop was there to dedicate the new statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child, created by York-based sculptor Tim Foster (see post of 18 August). “The statue is a wonderful tribute to Tim […]

New Mission Statement

The PCC has adopted a new Mission statement for the Priory: “A community seeking to live well with God, gathered around Jesus Christ in prayer and fellowship, and committed to welcome, worship and witness.” Please pray for us as we seek to fulfil our mission.

Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Some two years ago the Priory commissioned Tim Foster of York to carve a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of our patron saints, with the infant Jesus. We are pleased to say that the statue is now in place, awaiting a formal dedication by Bishop James, our Area Bishop, at the 10.30 Sung […]

A letter to Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon

12 August 2014 Dear Mr Smith I write, both as a constituent and a priest in the Church of England, to draw your attention to the horrifying plight of the Christians of Iraq. In a recent statement Patriarch Louis Sako, the  Iraq-based leader of the Chaldean Catholic church, has described how tens of thousands of Christians have […]

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 […]