Bridlington Priory was founded in 1113 as a house of Augustinian canons. The founder, Walter de Gant, was a friend of the King, Henry I. Benefactors at this time often preferred the Augustinians to other monastic orders as they looked after parishes and were subject to the King and Bishop. The Priory was wealthy from the start and produced scholars and musicians.
A later Prior made such an impact on the community with his good works that after his death he was made a saint - St. John of Bridlington. However, at the Reformation the Priory, along with all religious houses, was `dissolved', most of its buildings destroyed and its property seized.
The nave only was left and that is what we see today. The Priory was the sole parish church in Bridlington from then until the 19th century.
SUNDAY SERVICES both as physically gathered church and with online content - see Friends of Bridlington Priory Church Facebook page and the Bridlington Priory Church YouTube channel.
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP said)
Matins (BCP) 1st*
Sung Eucharist (CW) 2nd
Family Service 3rd
Parish Communion (CW) 4th & 5th
Evensong (BCP) 1st & 2nd
Sung Eucharist (CW) 3rd
Choral Evensong (BCP) 4th
*1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Sunday of each month.
The English choral tradition is maintained by the excellent choir making a significant contribution to all 10:30am and 6:30pm services.
Morning Prayer (Monday-Saturday)
Prayer for the Parish (Wednesdays)
Holy Communion (BCP said) (Wednesdays)