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Latest News from The Lancaster Priory.


    Choristers at Lancaster Priory will be singing with joy as they return to the ancient church this Sunday. Sung worship has been an important part of life at Lancaster Priory, stretching back to its origins as a Benedictine community, but the COVID-19 pandemic silenced singing for the longest time in living memory and probably not since Oliver Cromwell’s puritan... Read more

  • Saturday 15 August - Live streamed Service to commemorate VJ Day - 12/08/20

    Saturday 15th August live streamed from 10.55 am  A Civic Service to commemorate VJ Day. The Revd Canon Chris Newlands leads a short act of Remembrance with the Mayor of the City of Lancaster on the 75... Read more

  • Thursday 13 August: Live Streamed service in memory of Florence Nightingale - 12/08/20

    Thursday 13th August live streamed at 9.30 am  Morning Prayer to remember Florence Nightingale (1820 - 13th August 1910) in her bicentenary year, and to pray for all nurses and carers. Service led by Canon Chris Newlands... Read more

  • Return to Public Worship - Sunday 9 August - 09/08/20

    Dear Friends I am very pleased to be able to let you know that the Priory will be open for public worship from Sunday August 9th. We will have to observe Government requirements as well as the guidance from the Church of England, and recognise that it will be some time before we can return to things as... Read more

  • Silent Prayer in St Thomas Chapel - 23/06/20

    Each weekend at Lancaster Priory we are opening our doors once again. We know you will help us to follow the guidelines for everyone’s safety. Opening times for prayer: Saturday 1st August 11am-3pm Sunday 2nd August 2pm-4pm (with exposition) Read more

  • Installation of New Lighting - 28/05/20

    The Vicar and Churchwardens of Lancaster Priory are delighted to announce that work will begin on June 1st to install the new lighting in the Priory Church. This will be the First Phase of a Two-Phase installation, and will include the wiring and system installation, as well as the lighting of the porch, the... Read more

  • The Acts of the Apostles: Live Reading Tower Appeal Event - 18/05/20

    To raise funds for the Tower Appeal, Revd Canon Chris Newlands will Livestream from the Priory for 2.5 hours (non-stop) reading every chapter of The Acts of the Apostles . He says: The Acts of the Apostles starts with the Ascension of Jesus, and continues through the Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and... Read more

  • Lancaster Priory on Beyond Radio - 16/04/20

    Just before we went into the shut in phase of this global health pandemic, Rev Canon Chris Newlands spoke at some length with Bryan Griffin from Beyond Radio. This interview falls into two parts and was recently broadcast on Bryan's Late Evening Culture Show. Read more

  • Lancaster Priory Tower Appeal - 16/04/20

    As air pollution levels lessen and we have more time to ponder the skyline, the Priory Tower comes closely into focus these days. This wonderful symbol right next to Lancaster Castle needs a huge amount of care if it is to remain a part of our cityscape. Read more

  • Easter Day Anthem - 14/04/20

    We heard “Rise, heart” by Ralph Vaughan Williams as part of our Easter celebrations . Here is a shareable video of that great Easter anthem, beautifully sung by  Read more

  • April Newslink - 02/04/20

    Our regular magazine ‘Newslink’ is now available to view online. Please click below for the latest issue. PRIORY NEWSLINK APRIL 2020 FINAL3a Read more

  • Covid-19 Information and Update - 19/03/20

    In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. However, we will be live streaming morning prayer and some services from our Facebook page. Please check our Read more

  • Lancaster Priory Choir Association AGM - 10/03/20

    Notice is given of the Association’s AGM to be held in the refectory immediately after morning service on Sunday 15th March. Only members of the Association are entitled to vote. The meeting should last around 10 – 15 minutes. Nick Walker (Chairman) Read more

  • Archdeaconry Welcome to The Ven David Picken - 12/02/20

    Welcome to our New Archdeacon of Lancaster The Ven David Picken from the Lancaster Archdeaconry The... Read more

  • Dr Rowan Williams - 12/02/20

    Lancaster Priory was delighted to welcome Dr Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury) on Tuesday 11th February who spoke on ‘Fiction and the Work of Grace’.     Read more

  • Lancaster Priory Tower Appeal - 12/02/20

    We really need your help! Our tower is in urgent need of essential repairs. The repairs will cost in the region of £110,000 so this is where you can help us. Sponsor a stone for... Read more

  • EducAid - 06/02/20

    The charity EducAid Sierra Leone is a UK registered charity that Lancaster Priory supports and funds. EducAid provide a high quality education to hundreds of children whoc would otherwise receive little or no education in Sierra Leone. There will be an opportunity for local schools and groups to find out about life and education in Sierra Leone from it's Country... Read more

  • Candlemas & The Feast of the Child Bishop - 06/02/20

    This year Candlemas was celebrated on 2 February, 40 days after Jesus's birth.  Also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it commemorates the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It marks the end of the season... Read more


    LUNAR SPECTACULAR LANDS IN LANCASTER The Moon is landing at Lancaster Priory November 2019. The historic church will host one of the world’s most awe-inspiring artworks – a massive moon – suspended from its ancient rafters from November 1-20. Measuring seven metres in diameter, The Moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an... Read more

  • Appointment of our new Schools and Family Learning Officer - 17/07/19

    Lancaster Priory is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Schools and Family Learning Officer! Viv McCracken will begin this new role in September, developing links with the schools in the parish, as well as supporting the existing work with children and families in the church and in the wider community. Read more