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Latest News from The Lancaster Priory


    This September we are delighted to welcome Katie Schad who joins the Priory family as our 'Young People's Officer'. Read more

  • The Revd Dr Rebecca Aechtner ordained at Blackburn Cathedral 1st July 2017 - 05/07/17

    The Revd Dr Rebecca Aechtner officiated at her first Eucharist mass on Sunday 2nd July at Lancaster Priory. Read more

  • We're off to see the wizard! - 15/12/16

    In December, four representatives of the Marsh Community Centre, Lancaster, (manager Councillor Rebecca Joy Novell, trustee Sally Pidd - of St. Tees -, Debz Hargreaves and Revd Jill Novell - of Lancaster Priory) met Gandalf in person, in London! Read more

  • The FIG Tree opens at The Priory - 07/12/16

    We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between The FIG Tree Fair Trade Centre and The Priory. For two weeks from 7th – 15th December The Priory shop will be selling FIG Tree Fair Trade gifts and their fabulous bean to bar chocolate alongside the usual Priory gifts. Initial opening hours will be 11am – 3pm... Read more

  • Director of Music retires after 30 years service - 16/10/16

    On Sunday 16th October Jeremy Truslove retires Read more

  • Rodney Webb's Retirement - 11/10/16

    The 25th September saw the last service at which Rodney Webb sang in the choir after more than 65 years of service - a remarkable record. Read more

  • Harvest Weekend: 1-2 October 2016 - 01/10/16

    Once again Priory Organisations are hard at work planning their Harvest displays. Read more

  • Christian Aid 2016 - 02/08/16

    A big thank you to the 19 volunteers who undertook the house to  house collection in the parish during Christian Aid week 16-21 May, and a big thank you to those who ... Read more

  • PAWS: Rydal and Loughrigg - 02/08/16

    Just when you think a PAAWS walk cannot be bettered, along comes a gem, ably led by our guide Mr Andrew Nicholson whom we thank and for arranging the weather to be kind to us.   Read more

  • PYG Sponsored Bike Ride - 02/08/16

    Some of the PYG attended Cancer Care at Lancaster to hand over the cheque for the monies raised by their sponsored bike ride. Well done to all involved with this, we are very proud of you all! A total of £467 was raised. Read more

  • New Director Of Music and Performing Arts - 02/08/16

    Lancaster Priory is delighted to announce that Don Gillthorpe has been appointed the Priory’s Director of Music. Don is also Director of Music and Performing Arts at Ripley... Read more

  • A Thank You from John Rodwell - 03/07/16

    In 70 years of life and 40 years of priesthood, I’ve had quite some surprises, though none like Sunday 3 July when it was my privilege to be among you all, and with our American visitors, around the altar, sharing our celebration in the presence of God among us, on mu birthday and anniversary. The generous gifts of books and wine, the... Read more


    Members from St James Episcopal Church Lancaster, Pennsylvania visited Lancaster Priory as part of their pilgrimage. Read more

  • Mothers' Union Branch Festival - 01/07/16

    Our June meeting was the Branch Festival, our Vicar, Chris Newlands, presided at the Eucharist. The Branch festival supper followed, prepared as usual by members led by Joan Harding - to all of whom - many thanks!   Read more

  • Priory Valedictory - 15/06/16

    The Honorary Architect to the Priory for 30 years, Charles Wilson said farewell at the morning Eucharist on Whit Sunday. Read more

  • Choir Association Launched - 15/05/16

    For some time the Music Trust has been advocating an association for current and past choristers. A small group of current choristers has now launched such an association.... Read more

  • CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 15-21 MAY 2016 - 28/04/16

    Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves, and not just the ones next door or at the end of the street. Christian Aid Week unites over 20,000 churches to put this love in to action. Read more

  • Cathy Wilson Exhibition - 26/04/16

    An exhibition of artwork by Artist In Residence Cathy Wilson will be on display in the Priory throughout April 2016. Read more

  • Music Events listings for 2015-16 now available - 06/08/15

    We are delighted to announce our 2015-16 season of events. Starting with our Patronal Festival (13-19 September 2015) we have a wide variety of concerts available to suit all tastes, from Rick Wakeman to The Sixteen! Take a look at our Events booklet or see Read more

  • Great news a grant to repair our roof!! - 30/03/15

    Lancaster Priory is one of the most significant historical buildings in the northwest of England, but until now it has received no public money to support its repair and maintenance. The money will be used to prevent rain from entering the building through leaky joints in various places. Strategically placed buckets have, until now, been used to collect the rainwater that drips from the roof Read more