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Lancaster, The Priory Church of St Mary

Address

Lancaster Priory
Castle Hill
Lancaster, LA1 1XB

Travel information

Public Transport:
Buses: Lancaster is well served by bus services from a wide area including Keswick, Kendal, Carnforth, Blackpool and Preston. In addition many local services operate around the ‘Bay’ area to Morecambe, Heysham and all parts of the city whilst National Express coach services also serve the city.

All these services depart from Lancaster Bus Station situated on Cable Street which is a short walk from the Priory along China Street.

For more details please contact:
Traveline: telephone 0871 200 22 33
Stagecoach Lancaster/Cumberland Buses: telephone 01228 597888
Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches: telephone 01524 733841

Trains:
Lancaster is situated on the West Coast Main Line with high speed trains between London and Scotland. In addition there are trains to Manchester, Windermere, Skipton, Leeds, Barrow and Morecambe. Train operators are Virgin Trains, First TransPennine and Northern Rail.

For more details please contact: National Rail Enquiries or telephone 08457 48 49 50.

Parking

Parking:
There is very limited parking around Castle Hill and the Priory and you are advised to use one of the many public car parks available in the City Centre.

The nearest secure car park is Park Safe situated on Damside Street, only a short walk from the Priory.

Accessibility:
There are no steps at the main South West Door. The Nave and North Chancel are linked by a permanent ramp in the North & South Aisles and in the North Aisle the floor has been raised, and ramped in the corridor leading into the Refectory. The fire door has been widened. Please ask for help if you need to. A cut-out in the step at the Altar rail allows wheelchair access on the North side. Please be careful if you are walking in this area, as it is now different from the South side. There are also wheelchair spaces at the outside end of some pews in the Nave. At the West end, there is a single step up into the Bookshop in the Bell Tower

If you need a car parking place for the disabled reserving, you MUST telephone the Head Verger in advance on 01524 65338 as there is no public parking available at the Priory.

If a Service is in progress in Church during normal opening hours access to the Refectory is usually available around the outside of the building, through the gateway to the North of the Tower (now ramped) and along the footpath. Be careful if the path is icy, wet or has fallen leaves on it - it can be very slippery. If in doubt, walk on the gravel to the side.

Visitor Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10 am - 4.00 pm throughout the year

Sundays: TBA

Admission

There is no charge for admission, although donations are always appreciated.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available by arrangement from Monday - Saturday 10.00 am-4.00 pm. Please telephone 01524 65338.

Groups

By arrangement from Monday - Saturday 10.00 am-4.00 pm. Please telephone 01524 65338.

Worship

Times

Sundays at the Priory:
08.00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00 am Priory Eucharist with Sunday School and Upper Room and ‘all-age’ once a month
11.30 am Choral Mattins (BCP) on 1st Sunday of the month
18.30 am Choral Evensong and Sermon (BCP)

Weekdays at the Priory:
Tuesday
10.15 am Eucharist (BCP)

ALSO AT THE PRIORY’S ASSOCIATED CHURCHES
Sundays at St George’s:
11.00 am Eucharist

Thursdays at St John’s:
12.45 pm Lunchtime Service

Link

Worship page

Events

Events page

Amenities

    Priory Coffee Shop open from May to September
    10 am - 2.30 pm

Facilities for disabled

    There are no steps at the main South West Door. The Nave and North Chancel are linked by a permanent ramp in the North & South Aisles and in the North Aisle the floor has been raised, and ramped in the corridor leading into the Refectory. The fire door has been widened. Please ask for help if you need to. A cut-out in the step at the Altar rail allows wheelchair access on the North side. Please be careful if you are walking in this area, as it is now different from the South side. There are also wheelchair spaces at the outside end of some pews in the Nave. At the West end, there is a single step up into the Bookshop in the Bell Tower

    If you need a car parking place for the disabled reserving, you MUST telephone the Head Verger in advance on 01524 65338 as there is no public parking available at the Priory.

    If a Service is in progress in Church during normal opening hours access to the Refectory is usually available around the outside of the building, through the gateway to the North of the Tower (now ramped) and along the footpath. Be careful if the path is icy, wet or has fallen leaves on it - it can be very slippery. If in doubt, walk on the gravel to the side.

Further information

Contact

Parish Secretary

Telephone number

01524 65338

Email address

lancasterpriory@yahoo.co.uk

Facsimile number

not available

Website address

Lancaster, The Priory Church of St Mary