Facilities and features
Toilets, including one for the disabled, are in the adjoining church hall.
There is a car park at the adjoining church hall.
There is a ground-floor toilet for the disabled in the adjoining church hall.
The approach to both the church and the church hall is level and easily accessible to wheelchair users.
The church is a Grade II listed building.
Music and Worship
We have a peal of six bells which are rung weekly before Sunday morning services - details on our website.
We regularly hold concerts in our church. Please see the "Events" page on our website.
We have a large, well-maintained three-manual pipe organ which was rebuilt a little over ten years ago. There have been a number of recitals in recent years, the last of which was given by Nigel Ogden who accompanied a showing of the 1925 black and white film, "Phantom of the Opera".
Choral Evensong (usually on the First Sunday of the month) is the only regular service taken from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Our choir normally numbers around twelve to fifteen singers who meet regularly on Friday evenings for practice and sing at the weekly Communion Services as well as singing at the major Festivals and at a monthly Choral Evensong. Our Organist and Director of Music is Chris Brown who may be contacted at [email protected]
'Psalm 98' is our worship band and it leads the music at our 'First Sunday Praise' at 10 o'clock on the first Sunday of the month. The regular instrumentalists include recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, violin, electric bass, drums and keyboard. The group is run by Philip Astle.
Groups, Courses and Activities
The Friday Knights meet weekly at 5.30 pm in the church hall. This group is for teenagers and is involved in the Communion Service on the fifth Sunday of the month. It regularly joins with the youth group at the local Methodist Church. Contact the leader on 07799 667846 for further details.
We have a weekly House Group which meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm. Further details can be found on our website calendar.
The Church Ladies' Fellowship hold regular coffee mornings, details of which appear in the monthly calendar on our website.
We hold a lively weekly toddlers group, "Holy Chaos", which meets on a Wednesday morning for an hour beginning at 9.30 am.
Help for Visitors
We are fortunate in having an expert on church history in our congregation and guided tours can be arranged. Please contact the Vicar for further information.
We have a guide book on sale at the back of church. In addition there is "History" page on our website.
The church is normally open during daylight hours every day of the week.
We support the local Foodbank which is located at The Deepings School.
The Priory Church is a Grade II listed building.
We have a fine, newly re-furbished hall for hire. It has a fully fitted kitchen, a stage, overhead projector and a good sound system. The toilet facilities include a specially adapted one for the disabled and all facilities have good access for the disabled. There is an adjoining car park. There are several regular weekly bookings but for further information and to make a booking please contact our churchwarden on 07900 585072 or at [email protected]