Music is at the heart of all that we do. It lifts us when we are sad and it helps us celebrate our most joyous moments in life.

Some are given the gift to perform, and we are very fortunate to have some talented musicians in the Priory, and their singing and playing enhances our worship as they join their voices with the angels in praising God. They also use their gifts to entertain us in concerts, and we have some wonderful musical treats to look forward to in the coming year.

Our music programme offers a wide ranging experience from worship at any of our choral services, or an organ recital, to a concert by one of our young performers or experienced professional musicians.

We guarantee that your hearts will be uplifted bywonderful music in the very special atmosphere of Lancaster’s historic parish church.

  • In memoriam

    Douglas Lee 1939 – 2019 Born in 1939, Douglas was first a chorister at St. Peter’s Church on the Antrim Road in Belfast. He became assistant organist to Lister Wood (brother of Charles Wood) at St. Peter’s whilst studying medicine at Queen’s University Belfast. In 1969, he moved to Sheffield to take up a haematological post and was a Bass Lay Clerk... Read more

  • Retirements & Memories

    Grateful thanks to the Haverthwaite & Lakeside Railway for hosting Alec’s visit to their signal boxes. Sunday 22nd July 2018 – Alec Crouch Retirement Presentation. After 50 years continuous service Alec Crouch retired from the Priory Choir on Sunday 22nd July 2018. Chairman Nick Walker spoke to the choir and congregation following morning service and outlined Alec’s career in the choir, professionally... Read more

  • News & Events

    Letter from the chairman. Please click here to read a letter from the chairman Letter from the chairman We wish our youth reps every success at Chethams School of Music Ellie, Phoebe and Bella, all youth reps on the Association’s Committee, have just left us to study at Chethams School of Music in Manchester. They had lots of ideas... Read more

  • Choir

    We're very proud of our robed choir which sings choral services every Sunday as well as weddings, civic services and concerts. Find out when you can hear them and we're always looking for new members. Read more

  • The Organ

    Our organ plays a huge roll in life here at Lancaster Priory as many have since the time when it was a Benedictine Abbey, from 1094 to 1346. Read more

  • The Occasional Singers

    The members of the Occasional Singers meet to rehearse after the 10am Priory Eucharist on approximately 6 or 7 Sundays per term, and also sing 9 services per annum during vacations of the Priory Choir. The Occasional Singers, founded in 2000, is an unrobed SATB choir with a role of singing the 10am Eucharist on several Sundays during Priory Choir vacations (during school holidays ... Read more