The Friends are a group of people united in their desire to see this Priory Church maintain its long tradition of Christian worship and extend the Church of God beyond its own boundary. Friends come from the surrounding district, from most parts of the United Kingdom and from overseas. Some are regular worshippers at the Priory, many are not. They seek to support all aspects of worship and to enhance the Priory over and beyond the maintenance of the fabric and fittings which is the responsibility of the Parochial Church Council. In this activity they work closely with the Rector and with the Council.
The activities of the Friends extend into the secular field and regular social events are organised both at the Priory and elsewhere. These are well supported and provide opportunities for making new friendships and renewing those which may have become eroded by the passage of time. The Friends exist, therefore, as an organisation for all those who care for and about our heritage. Even if you cannot participate in some of our activities your membership will strengthen and encourage the efforts which the Friends believe they should exert to support the Priory, its work and its worship.