The Priory Church of St Mary Magdalene is our
parish church. It occupies what was the original nave of Lanercost Priory, an
Augustinian monastery founded in 1169 and which has witnessed a wild and
It is an Anglican church and regular services are still held in
the Priory, as they have been for almost 850 years.
The Priory lies in North Cumbria, a stone's throw from
and set in beautiful countryside. It is at the heart
of a small but vibrant rural community.
Please note that the William Morris Dossal will not be on display from 19th June to 3rd July
whilst the Priory plays host to the Lanercost Music Festival
This web site tells you a little of the story of Lanercost Priory, where to
find us, and also tells you about its life today. Please take a few minutes
to find out more about the Priory.
Visit us - as well as visiting this web site
we very much hope that we will be able to
welcome you to the Priory itself, it is definitely worth a visit. We are
particularly pleased to welcome visitors of whatever denomination to our
Guided group visits