This week at Lancaster Priory

All our worship at the Priory this week

Vehicle access to the Priory has changed.  

Renovation works to Lancaster Castle mean that vehicle access to The Priory is only via the Shire Hall entrance.

Parking is EXTREMELY limited.

Sunday 16th June 2024

8.00am       Holy Communion (BCP)

10.00am     Priory Eucharist 

12.15pm      Baptism Service

6.30pm       Choral Evensong

Notice Sheets and Worship resources can be found HERE.

Young Church for June, July & August 2024

There will be Young Church every Sunday, other than when we have our ALL AGE service.

The next ALL AGE service will be Sunday  14th July & 11th August

In the Regimental Chapel there are toys available for younger children, please ask if you need any further information.


Tuesdays

10.15am     Holy Communion (BCP)  followed by fellowship (tea, coffee and often homemade delicious cake!)

On the first Tuesday of each month during this service, we hold a time of remembrance for all those that have lost their lives in conflicts, retired members of Lancashire regiments attend this service and read the names on the open page of our memorial book following the end of the service.


Wednesdays – Priory on the Marsh  @  St Thomas More RC Church

 9.00am    Morning Prayer

11.00am  Holy Communion

12-3.00pm  A Place of Welcome   

 5.00pm    Evening Prayer  

 6.00pm    Prayer Run

All are welcome! If you’d like to know more, please email louis@lancasterpriory.org__

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Thursdays 

12.30pm   Holy Communion with Prayers for Healing (CW)  

in St Thomas’ Chapel (right hand aisle, adjacent to the high altar)

This weekly service is one in which we pray for healing and reconciliation.

Our prayers are offered for individuals and communities in need, and we offer the laying on of hands and anointing with holy oil, as outward signs of our prayers and of the work of God in reconciling all things to himself in love.

You may want to come and receive prayer for yourself or equally, for someone you love or are concerned about or you may want to pray for broader concern.

All are welcome to join us in praying for God’s healing work in our world.


Baptism – the first step is Baptism Preparation – usually on every 1st Sunday of the month

The next preparation is  1st September at 3.30pm Baptism Preparation

The first Sunday of most months, (but not in August) we hold Baptism Preparation class.

Here you can meet a clergy member, hand in your filled in baptism forms and discuss your or your child/ren’s Baptism. Please email us to arrange to collect Baptism forms.

Please note that we are now booking baptisms from September 2024 onwards, there are no dates available before then.


Fourth Sunday of the month

4.00pm Families@4 on Sunday    

The next two Families@4  service is next Sunday 23rd  June at 4.00pm & 21st July, with Songs of Praise service

On the fourth Sunday of each month we invite children and their families to worship and learn together.

There is something in this  service for everyone. It is an informal and relaxed service.

The service takes a more child centred approach with much greater involvement by the children from the congregation.

Children can read the lessons, prayers and participate in presentations.


Taizé Service 6.30pm

The next  Taizé Service is on 14th July

(Choral Evensong does not take place on these dates.)

‘Taizé Prayer is evening prayer for all Christian faiths.

It is a simple, meditative form of worship, calling us to dwell deeply on Christ’s presence around and within us;  songs, prayerful silence, and short readings guide the focus of the prayer in a candle-lit environment.’


Lectio Divina (Zoom) 8.00 – 9.30pm 

The next Lectio Divina next takes place on Monday,  8th July 2024.

Lectio Divina or divine reading represents an ancient Christian practice of praying with Scripture. It became a regular practice in monasteries by the time of St. Benedict in the 6th century.

It will be led by Joop Brouwer.     If you are interested in joining this live online interactive session, please email Nigel Stewart at: n.stewart@lancaster.ac.uk.  Nigel will then email you a link to the next meeting.

 

Visiting Lancaster Priory.  Vehicle access to the Priory has changed.

During the current renovation works to Lancaster Castle vehicle access to The Priory is via the Shire Hall route only.

We are open to visitors Monday-Saturday from 10.00 – 4pm.

Please be aware that visiting times do occasionally vary.

The Garden of Remembrance is only open when the Priory is open.

Our Memorial Books in our side chapel, are always available to view inside the Church.

If you wish to see a particular name please ask a verger and this can be arranged.

The Priory Church is a busy church and we cannot guarantee unscheduled events

Please contact us before travelling.

If you are unable to visit us at the moment, please watch our short video of Lancaster Priory which highlights some of the treasures we have at Lancaster Priory accompanied by our choir.


Concerts and Events

Saturday morning 10.30am coffee concerts are in full swing. Please check our What’s on page for more information about all our events.


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