Facilities and features


There are toilets about 100 m. from the church building, in the yard in front of the Church Office.

These are available within the toilets.

From May to September, there is a reasonable amount of parking in front of the church building, including on the grassed area. At other times of the year the grassed area is not accessible, and we ask that parking by the church be reserved for those with mobility problems. Whenever there is a church service or other event, parking in the main village car park is free - tell the attendant that you are coming to the Priory.

Our toilets are wheelchair accessible.

Available next to the main church door.

We have a hearing (induction) loop system.

We have service books available in large print.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Our Building

Bolton Priory is one of the finest medieval churches in the north of England. Since its foundation in the twelfth century, it has been a site of continuous Christian worship, surviving Scottish raids, the Black Death, the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the religious turbulence of later centuries. Throughout the centuries, men and women have been baptised, have married, have worshipped and have been buried within these precincts.

The nearest Post Office is in the village of Bolton Abbey, a five minute walk.

Music and Worship

We have a single bell; not enough for a peal, but it does ring out most days during the midday Angelus, and during our services!

We have an extensive programme of concerts; see our website http://www.boltonpriory.org.uk for current details.

For details of our organ and our Director of Music, please go to http://www.boltonpriory.org.uk/director-of-music

Our Eucharist and Evensong services use the Book of Common Prayer

For details of the Priory choir, please go to http://www.boltonpriory.org.uk/priory-choir/

Groups, Courses and Activities

Our 'Liquid Worship' takes place on the first Sunday of the month.

Help for Visitors

We welcome and host many guided tours throughout the year. Please go to http://www.boltonpriory.org.uk/visit-us/ for more details.

On sale from the Sales table.

The Sales Table within the church has an extensive range of books and gifts for sale. These include guide books published by the Priory, inspirational items and souvenirs, and a range of books for young children.

The church building is open from early morning until 6.30 pm or dusk, whichever is later.

Other Features

We collect for, and support, Skipton Foodbank.