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Latest News from The Lancaster Priory

  • 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

  • Partnership with Goslar - 03/03/15

    The four Church of England parishes in Lancaster are looking to forge a link with the beautiful town of Goslar in Germany Read more

  • The Bishop of Burnley - 03/03/15

    Bishop Philip will be returning to the Priory on July 5th Read more

  • Making a head start on monument restoration - 03/03/15

    Lancaster Priory is putting in a bid for more than half a million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore a series of Listed monuments in its historic churchyard Read more

  • Bishop Philip North - 16/02/15

    Bishop Philip North on his first visit to Lancaster Priory on Sunday 15th February at Choral Evensong at 6.30 pm. He gave the final blessing at the end of the service. He will have been installed as Bishop of Burnley on the previous day, Saturday 14th in Blackburn Cathedral. Read more

  • Congratulation to Joel - 15/12/14

    We are delighted to announce that The Revd Dr Joel Love, currently Assistant Curate at Lancaster Priory Church has been appointed Vicar of Rochester (St Peter with St Margaret). This was announced this morning both in Lancaster Priory and in his new parish in Rochester. Joel will be with us in Lancaster until next April, and his last Sunday with... Read more

  • End of an Era - 22/11/14

    The funeral of a former Mayor of Lancaster took place on Monday 24th November in the Regimental Chapel of Lancaster Priory. Alderman Sybil Rostron, who died at the age of 98 had been involved in Lancaster’s political life for over 40 years, a career which saw her as Leader of the Council, then Mayor of Lancaster in 1999/2000, during which... Read more

  • The Priory Parish - the largest parish in Lancashire… in the 1860s! - 22/11/14

    Memories at Lancaster Priory go back a very long way, and several parishioners can remember a good number of those who have, in recent years, carried the ancient title “Vicar of Lancaster”, going back as far as Benjamin Pollard, Vicar from 1922-55, and who was also Archdeacon and Bishop of Lancaster before moving on to be Bishop of Sodor and... Read more

  • A word from our Vicar - 22/11/14

    May God’s love be with you in the preparation for, and celebration of Our Lord’s birth at Christmas Read more

  • "Over the Top" a hit! - 16/11/14

    Over The Top, the drama with music about a Lancashire regiment during the 1st World War graced Lancaster Priory over the last 2 evenings. It was maybe odd at first to see two women playing the parts of boys who signed up to fight aged fifteen, but the moment they begin to act you are transported into the trenches, with their... Read more

  • Gallant 200 - 02/12/13

    There was a unique commemoration of the First World War on 6th September 2014 at Lancaster Priory. The service took place one hundred years to the day after a service was held at the Priory on 6th September 1914, which was attended by 200 local men, together with their families and supporters, before they marched away for training before being deployed on the... Read more