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  • National Lottery Funding Boost for Lancaster Slave Trade Project - 13/05/22

    NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING BOOST FOR LANCASTER SLAVE TRADE PROJECT The National Lottery Heritage Fund has given significant backing to Facing The Past 2, a major project... Read more

  • A renewed commitment to the Marsh thanks to the Lottery Fund! - 06/05/22

    We are pleased to announce that Lancaster Priory has received funding from the National Lottery Awards for All Community Fund for our work within the Marsh Community in the Parish.   We are thankful for the ongoing support of the community... Read more

  • WHAT ON EARTH’S HAPPENING AT LANCASTER PRIORY? - 24/04/22

    PRESS RELEASE As the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, plans to welcome the Earth to Lancaster Priory are gathering pace. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do? And the city’s oldest church is doing its bit by organising an extensive events programme focused around the visit... Read more

  • What a Welcome for Revd Dr Susan Salt! - 23/04/22

    Lancaster Priory welcomed the Revd Dr Susan Salt as Priory curate on Palm Sunday.  Susan joins us to complete her training after several years as curate in the Fellside Ministry Team following a career as a medic in the region.   The next few months will be an opportunity for Susan to gain different experiences in the context of a major... Read more

  • CALLING PLANET EARTH TO LANCASTER PRIORY - 10/01/22

    A global attraction will spend three weeks in Lancaster this summer and inspire a brand new festival. The spectacular artwork depicting how the world looks from the moon will be hosted by Lancaster Priory from June 25-July 17. Luke Jerram’s Gaia will revolve from the rafters of the city’s oldest church, during the 50th anniversary year of... Read more

  • Lancaster Priory Christmas Cards have arrived! - 07/12/21

    Lancaster Priory Christmas Cards have arrived! A great big thank you to Ellen Greyling for this nativity design especially for 2021. Cards can be purchased in church from this morning - £5 for 10 cards. All proceeds will help to support mission and ministry at the Priory. Read more

  • Restoration of the Clock Dial - 28/10/21

    Our clock dial has been restored in the workshop of Cumbria Clock Co LTD near Penrith and will be reinstalled soon. Read more

  • Facing The Past Phase 2: PROJECT MANAGER - 13/09/21

    JOB OPPORTUNITY Facing The Past Phase 2: PROJECT MANAGER The Lancaster Priory Memorial Commissioning Group is now recruiting a freelance Project Manager, initially for 15 days in Autumn 2021, to take the project to the next phase. It is expected that the role will be extended as new funds for the project come in.   For... Read more

  • New Vicar of Lancaster - 06/09/21

    When Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders is inducted at Lancaster Priory on Wednesday, she will be the first female Vicar of Lancaster. Leah is joined by her husband of 20 years, Dr Rev Mark Vasey-Saunders, an academic tutor at St Hild Theological College in Yorkshire; and their children: Reuben, aged 17, a student at Chetham’s School of Music;... Read more

  • New Wedding Registrations - 23/06/21

    Following a change to the wedding registration of couples, after 400 years, both parents' names are now included in the register. Below is a picture of our first wedding couple in The Priory marking this momentous occasion. Photo courtesy of Samantha ( Read more

  • Tower Restoration - Latest Update - 10/05/21

    Please click on the link below to hear the latest update on our tower restoration from Elaine Blackett-Ord, Blackett-Ord Conservation Architecture.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxz8OTOtduk Read more

  • SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM ARTISTS - FACING THE PAST PROJECT - 22/04/21

    What is the project? The Judges' Lodgings Museum and the Priory Church in Lancaster are looking for four-six artists to work on a proposed new project about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The project aims to reflect, reveal, and redress omissions in our collective memory of the role Lancaster played in the transatlantic slave trade and of the enslaved... Read more

  • Updates to Holy Week Services - 29/03/21

    From the Churchwardens Dear Friends, We are delighted to be able to share with you the joyful news that, thanks to a change in  Government regulations, we are now with immediate effect able to welcome back a small group of singers to lead our worship. This means that we can have a small choir  even when there is... Read more

  • HOLY WEEK 2021 - 09/03/21

    Services during Holy Week which require prebooking: Maundy Thursday Liturgy of the Last Supper and the Watch from 7.30pm to midnight Good Friday Solemn Liturgy 2.00pm Easter Sunday 10am Eucharist Read more

  • Reopening for Public Worship 14 March - 05/03/21

    From the Churchwardens Dear Friends, Earlier this week we received the very welcome news from the Coronavirus Task Group in the Diocese that, following advice received from the Directors of Public Health in Lancashire, churches can and should reopen for public worship on Sundays and Feast Days, with effect from March 8th. This means that we are now... Read more

  • VICAR OF LANCASTER RETIRES - 18/02/21

    The Rev Canon Chris Newlands conducted his final service at the Priory on Sunday, January 31, after 11 years as Vicar of Lancaster. The special service and farewell video was streamed online from 6.30pm as lockdown restrictions mean there was no congregation present to mark Canon Newlands retirement. Live streaming of services has resulted in the Priory enjoying a global reach and... Read more

  • LANCASTER PRIORY PLANS NEW SLAVERY MEMORIAL - 17/02/21

    Community consultation is now underway into plans for a new slave trade memorial in Lancaster. For the first time in 150 years, a memorial will be installed in the Priory churchyard where the grave of the Rawlinson slave trading family was daubed with red paint last spring. It was a result of this action and following the Black Lives Matter demonstrations... Read more

  • PRIORY TOWER REPAIRS GO LIKE CLOCKWORK - 07/01/21

    Lancaster Priory’s historic clock which has marked time for locals and visitors alike since 1886 is being restored to its former glory. Probably for the first time in its life the entire mechanism, which has been threatened by chronic water leaks, has... Read more

  • Christingle 2020 - 03/12/20

    The national Christingle service in aid of the Children's Society will be available to stream from Sunday 13 December. STARS FOR REMEMBRANCE—If anyone would like a star to remember a loved one please contact Frances or via our contact us page on the website. Frances will write the message and put the star on the tree. Please donate... Read more

  • New Family Eucharist Service at Lancaster Priory - 11/10/20

    Our new Family Eucharist Service will be starting on 11th October for everyone to enjoy. Twice a month on the second and fourth Sundays at 4pm, we will be inviting children and their families to worship and learn together. The service will be adapted, so there will be something for everyone. It is an informal and relaxed service... Read more