Friday, July 13, 2012

More on Brinkburn Priory

Brinkburn Priory is situated approx 4.5 miles SE of Rothbury off B6344.

It is the 12th Century church of an Augustinian Priory founded in 1135.  It is presently under the stewardship of English Heritage and the church has been completely re-roofed by them.  The monastic buildings are roofed but empty and undecorated.

The church is lovely but rather unadorned although there is a large (quite scary) figure of Christ on the north wall by local artist Fenwick Lawson who also has figures in Durham Cathedral.

The church is a walk of about 200 yards down a track from the car park.  Disabled drivers can drive down to the church and (if spaces left) leave their cars.

Our Mass (hopefully Solemn High Mass) will begin at 12noon and we expect to have the Ordinary of the Mass sung by a polyphonic choir with the Proper sung to Plainchant.

September 8th is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Should you wish to find out more information I recommend using the Wikipedia entry for 'Brinkburn Priory' which will satisfy the most enquiring mind.

For users of satellite navigation the postcode is NE65 8AR.

1 comment:

  1. The Mass will be by Monteverdi, motets to be decided, but expect something Marian!