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Faith Groups

Here are a few of the groups you can join

Study groups meet in people’s homes during Advent and Lent to explore issues of life and faith, and to pray together.

We have a group that meets for silent prayer every Wednesday evening, and a lectio divina group that meets once a month.

The Priory recently participated in a city-wide Alpha initiative, in cooperation with other local Churches.

We are part of Churches Together in Lancaster and have tended to invite the minister the United Reformed Church (URC) to preach for us during the week of prayer for Christian unity, while our vicar preaches for them. Churches Together are particularly active at Christmas and Easter, with ‘Lancashire sings Christmas’ and events in the Market or Dalton Square, as well as a ‘walk of witness’ on Good Friday each year.

We also have good relations with the Roman Catholic cathedral, whose bishop regularly comes to the Priory for special services and events.

Lancaster Priory is also part of ‘Faith in Lancaster’, an Interfaith group that meets to share issues of faith and community life. And we host an annual Interfaith service of prayers and readings to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

For more information on any of these groups please get in touch.

The group for enquirers which started in January is still continuing. Since the people have grown a lot in confidence, now or in fact any time in the future would be a good opportunity for those relatively new in faith to join the group, and it’s not too late to start preparing for the confirmation taking place in October. After the Lent book we are starting on another of the Pilgrim courses, the Lord’s Prayer, this coming week.

Ignatian spiritual growth group

Starting on 14/4/2021, the Spiritual Growth Group will meet online once a week on Wednesdays at 7 pm for a prayerful spiritual exercise of about 30 minutes and a time of sharing. Everyone is welcome! You do not need to know anything about the Bible or prayer – just come as you are, ready to listen attentively. Come when you can even if you won’t be taking part every week. We may use for example Ignatian imaginative contemplation with a Bible text or we might be reflecting on a painting and then share in small groups. We make time and space in ourselves to encounter God and to hear what he wants to speak into our lives just now, and we are also always enriched by the contributions of others. If you would like to take part, please email

Enquirers’ Course

The group meets online once a week on Thursdays at 7.30 pm to explore questions of the Christian faith, and new members are welcome. The material is based on the Pilgrim Course series. Participation in this group can also be part of adults preparing for baptism or confirmation at the Priory. For details, please contact the office (