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.

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Forthcoming 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



News & 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




News & 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





Please see the most recent newsletter for further information regarding upcoming events.