Visit to St James Priory, Bristol

  • 20 February 2024
  • 1 Whitson St, Bristol BS1 3NZ
  • 13:30 - 15:30

Join our team in visiting St James Priory in Bristol on Tuesday 20th of February 2024 at 1:30pm.


Come with us on a tour of the oldest building in Bristol! As part of our Centenary celebrations we are visiting St James Priory, which we featured in our Transactions Vol 59, 2015.

This Grade I listed former church is part of the remains of a Benedictine monastery founded in 1129. Much of the monastery’s lands and buildings had been leased to wealthy landowners prior to Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries, which ultimately saved some of the buildings from destruction. The western arm of the cruciform building subsequently became the parish church until it was decommissioned in 1984. In recent years, following a period of neglect, a largescale restoration project was undertaken, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and completed in 2011.

Join us in Bristol on Tuesday 20th February to see this incredible historic church or read more about it in our Transactions Vol 59, 2015.

Please note there is level access throughout most of the tour with the exception of the porch to show the war memorials and one of the wall monuments, but these can be viewed from outside of entrance door.

Tickets cost £17 members / £25 non-members and include refreshments after the tour.

Cancellation policy: Refunds can be provided for cancellations 7 or more business days prior to the event.

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