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Latest Updates

The office is currently operating on a reduced timetable, but Sue, our Team Administrator can be contacted on 07821 936301 or leominsterteamministry@gmail.com. The office is generally open 9:30am till 12:30pm Monday to Thursday.

Places of worship are included in places where we're advised to wear masks and we're making full use of the Priory's space to sit at a safe distance from each other.

 

This week's Pew Sheet

You can read this week's pew sheet here.

 

Upcoming Events at the Priory

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Sunday the 6th June at 11:15am at the Priory, subject to covid rules.

THE PRIORY P.C.C. NEEDS..... YOU!

The PCC is the body of people in our church which makes decisions and plans for mission, finance, care and repair of the building, worship and many other areas of our Priory life together. We need ideas and views from all parts of our congregation.

IF YOU would like to make a difference, take part in the challenges and projects that will shape the future of the Priory and its people, please take time to consider being elected onto the PCC this April. The APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting), when the new PCC and churchwardens are elected, is open to all and is being held on Sunday 6th June at 11.15am in the Priory, if current covid rules allow. Nomination forms will be available shortly at the back of the church. Please talk to our Churchwardens Helen Bricknell 01568 614463 or Graham Millard 01568 613537 for more information.  The agendas, minutes of last year’s meetings, parish reports and financial report will be available before the meeting on our website. Only a small number of printed copies will be available on the day. 

 

Priory Electoral Roll

Are you on the Priory Electoral Roll? Joining the electoral roll is an important way of confirming your commitment to the Priory Community and to the vision of the church. Joining the electoral roll means that you can vote on church matters, attend the APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) and stand for election to the PCC. Being on the Electoral Roll does not entail signing up to any additional commitments. However, it does help our church show its strength. Forms are at the back of the church and should, when completed, be handed to the electoral roll officer, Geoff Bricknell, before the 18th May 2021. 

 

Abseil

We shall once again be holding a sponsored abseil down from our newly reroofed 100ft Priory Tower. Why not challenge yourself by volunteering? Or if you do not have the courage, spread the word among your friends and relatives! All proceeds will go to further the work of the Priory and particularly the maintenance of this wonderful building. 

Work on the Tower

Those of you who have walked past the Priory recently will have noticed that the tower scaffolding has finally been removed after four and a half months. The project was satisfactorily completed on time on the 1st April. 

Work started on the 11th November, and for the first 5 weeks scaffolding was raised to a height of 120 feet, level with the top of the 4 pinnacles. The main contractor, Treasure and Son of Ludlow, were then able to start on the project work itself. The flagpole, weather vane and cockerel were removed and the weather vane and cockerel sent away for repair and regilding. Work then started on raking out and repointing mortar joints to parapets and pinnacles with closely matching lime mortar. On the 13th January, the leadwork specialists started lifting some of the defective lead sheeting and examining the condition of the supporting timbers, prior to repair/replacement. The beautifully regilded weather vane and cockerel were repositioned on the 14th January on the repainted flagpole. This work had to be done first as the scaffolding platform around it needed to be partially removed before re-roofing could proceed. Over the next 2 months the tower re-roofing with lead sheeting continued, together with timber and stonework repairs and a few other necessary jobs to the west elevation of the tower.

The "Friends of Leominster Priory" have very generously provided £5000 towards the cost of the work, primarily the work to the flagpole, weathervane and cockerel, for which we are extremely grateful.

Hereford Historic Churches Trust have also contributed £3000 towards the project, and their ongoing support of our work is hugely appreciated.

Of course, the project could not have started without an exceptionally generous grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund of over £91000, details of which can be seen elsewhere on this website.

         

 

 


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