Priory Notes

Priory Notes for week beginning 3rd February 2020

Priory notes for week beginning 3rd February 2020

There is an old rhyme which says: 

‘The snowdrop in purest white array, first rears her head on Candlemas day’

however they were first spotted in the Priory grounds at the beginning of January. Now, there is a wonderful display of these ‘Candlemas bells’ around the Priory – a sure sign that Spring is on the way.


The funeral of the late Joan Hewertson will be held in the Priory on Wednesday 5th February at 10:15 a.m, followed by committal at Distington Hall.

The pop-in café will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon in New College Hall (NCH) on Thursday 6th February. Later at 2 p.m., the prayer group will meet in NCH.

Please note, both the Ladies Bible Study Group and Prayer group always welcome new members and it is not necessary to attend every meeting.

The St Bees Youth Club (SBYC) will meet at 7 p.m in NCH. The youth club meets on the 1st and 3rdFridays of the month and all secondary school-age young people are welcome.

The men’s breakfast will be held at 8 a.m on Saturday 8th  February in NCH with the usual hearty breakfast, fellowship and lively discussion.

A gentle reminder that if you are planning on coming along to the Choral Evensong service for the emergency services on Sunday 16th February at 4 p.m, that you please let Becky know for catering arrangements for the afternoon tea that will be served afterwards. Please email by 9th February – thank you.

A new style of notice sheet will be trialled on Sunday that will show the Collect and Readings on one side with the notices on the other. Feedback and comments would be very welcome by emailing

Services for this week, Sunday 9th February 2020 at the Priory are:

Holy Communion at

9 a.m, Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m and Evening Prayer at

6 p.m.

Morning Prayer will be held in the Priory at

9 a.m. on Monday 10th February 2020

On Behalf of Reverend Becky Gibbs and the Ministry Team

“To know Christ and to make Him known”