NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
The Friends are an active group, and this website carries reports on their activities. Click on Newsletters to see a report on news and our visits listed below.
To view the Priory's weekly News Sheet please CLICK HERE
Forthcoming Events in 2019
To download an Events Booking Form please CLICK HERE
Friday 8th March 7.30pm, Bolton Abbey Village Hall, Spring Lecture by Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington. This year’s Spring Lecture promises to be of interest to everyone as it traces the history of fashion within the Devonshire family. Lady Burlington is a former model, fashion buyer and editor of Harper’s Bazaar and now works as a freelance fashion consultant in London.
Please arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £5 per person.
Sunday 12th May Annual General Meeting at Bolton Abbey Village Hall. The meeting will immediately follow the Morning Service. The meeting will be followed by a lunch which will include a vegetarian option. Tickets are £15 per person. The AGM is a wonderful oppportunity to reflect on the past year and enjoy a delicious meal in the company of friends. Obviously, all members are entitled to attend the AGM whether or not they are able to join us for lunch afterwards.
Wednesday 12th June Early Summer Visit to Hovingham Hall & Knaresborough Parish Church, ticket price including travel, coffee and scones, guided tours and lunch is £42.
Friday 8th November 7pm for 7.30pm start. Autumn Lecture “From Basra to Port Stanley - A Journey of Faith” by Reverend Nicholas Mercer. Before the start of the lecture you will be invited to join us for a glass of wine or soft drink and canapes. Please be sure to purchase your ticket early. Tickets £10 per person.
Wednesday 11th December Christmas Decorations at Harewood House.
Itinerary 9am Depart from Bolton Priory car park, 10.30am Arrive at Harewood House for morning coffee - you will then be free to explore the gardens and festive decorations, 1pm Lunch - soup, sandwich and festive dessert, after lunch there will be more time to look around the house and grounds and visit the shop, 3.15pm Depart from Harewood House, 4.30pm Arrive at Bolton Priory car park.
Total cost of the day including travel, coffee on arrival and lunch is £42
Sunday 1st December Advent Sunday Supper following 4.30pm Service
As usual the Advent Sunday Supper will be held in the Boyle room after the 4.30pm Service of Carols.
Hosted by the Friends of Bolton Priory, please come and enjoy a finger buffet and glass of wine or soft drink. Our Advent Sunday Supper is always a lovely social event in the company of friends.
To book, please see attached Events Booking Sheet or contact a member of the Executive Committee.
Events in 2018
Friday 16th March 7.30pm, Bolton Abbey Village Hall, Spring Lecture by David Pearson JP, DL, Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire. His presentation will focus on the West Yorkshire Lieutenancy. Please arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £5 per person.
Sunday 13th May Annual General Meeting at Bolton Abbey Village Hall. The meeting will immediately follow the 10.30am Eucharist Service. The meeting will be followed by a cold buffet. Tickets are £15 per person.
Thursday 7th June Friends Summer Visit to Scampston Hall & Gardens & Felixkirk Church, ticket price £40 (includes coach, guides, morning coffee & lunch)
Thursday 13 September visit to Hoghton Tower, Lancs & Blackburn Cathedral, ticket price £40 (includes coach, guides, morning coffee & lunch)
Thursday 29 November Christmas Fair visit to Castle Howard Ticket price £40 per person
Sunday 2 December Friends’ Supper following the 4.30pm Advent Sunday Service, tickets £7.50 each
Events in 2017
24th March 7.30pm Annual Lecture by Paxton Dewar "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way from the Theatre" (Bolton Abbey Village Hall)
7th May AGM approx. 12.30 after Morning Service (Bolton Abbey Village Hall) Click here for a summary of the AGM
Tuesday 4th July Trip to Ampleforth College and Nunnington Hall, (Tickets £30 including morning coffee and lunch)
Wednesday 20th September Trip to Brodsworth Hall & Gardens and Wakefield Cathedral Tickets £38 (Non English Heritage Members) and £30 (English Heritage Members) includes coach travel, morning coffee and lunch
Sunday 26th November Friends Advent Supper after the 4.30pm Evensong Service
November 10th Friends visit to Ilkley Playhouse "Murder Margaret & Me" £25 per person
3 December after the 4.30pm Advent Service Advent Sunday Supper Tickets £7 each
Events in 2016
14th December Theatre visit to Ilkley Playhouse to see The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
5th December Christmas visit to Castle Howard
27th November Advent Sunday Supper (held in the Boyle Room after 4.30pm Evensong)
20th September "Shining a Light on the Priory" to celebrate the completion of the Priory Lighting Project
8th September visit to Burton Constable Hall
10th June Summer visit to Bowes Museum and Markenfield Hall
15th May Annual General Meeting (held in Bolton Abbey Village Hall)
18th March Annual Lecture by Sir Harry Ognall