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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, […]

Our New Rector

The Reverend Nicholas Mercer will become the next Rector of the Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey, in Spring 2019. He is currently the Rector of the Falkland Islands, a parish which includes South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territories, and is based in Christ Church Cathedral, Port Stanley, the southernmost […]

December 2018 – January 2019 Magazine

The December 2018 – January 2019 edition of the magazine is now online. The magazine can be found here. It contains updates on the interregnum, on fundraising for the new heating, and the regular ‘100 Years Ago’ feature now marks the end of the Great War in 1918.