The Priory, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JX
Bridlington Priory, founded in 1113 as an Augustinian monastery
Bridlington Priory is a stunning example of mediaeval architecture. The most illustrious of Bridlington’s priors John of Thwing, was the last English saint to be created before the Reformation. Learn about his life and times and take the chance to dress up as an Augustinian canon.
The fascinating history of the Priory from foundation through dissolution to the present day is portrayed in 12 appliquéd panels. Visitors will also find fine examples of ‘Mousey’ Thompson woodwork, pieces by local artist & sculptor Stephen Carvill and beautiful stained glass.
The Priory’s musical heritage dates from at least 1450 when Henry VI established a Choir School for ‘twelve quarasters and a maister’. Today this tradition continues to a high standard with a thriving choir and world-renowned organ. An annual season of concerts ‘Live@ the Priory’ brings a wide variety of musical genres to Bridlington and on Saturday September 9th the Priory is delighted to present a concert with the New Mill Male Voice Choir.
No booking required
The majority of the Church is accessible in a wheel chair.
1 hour The Priory has an amazing interior with fascinating stained glass and Thompson "Mouseman" fixtures and fittings. There is a detailed history to read as well as a model of the site when it was an abbey. The applique panels tell the story of the priory in a clear and simple form. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Services are held on Sundays but these are outside the stated open hours. Nearby you will find The Bayle on Church Green and The High Street in the Old Town has an amazing Georgian architecture, historic buildings as well as shops, galleries, cafe's and pubs.Contact for the day:Church Staff in the Priory bridlingtonpriory.co.uk/
The Priory is adjacent to The Priory Rooms and The Bayle, all on Church Green
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL VENUES
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