Marrick Priory

Events and News

We host fun, social fundraising events throughout the year that are accessible to the general public.  Events are organised by a team of volunteers, The Friends of Marrick Priory.

Future Events

Exact dates will follow once we’ve been able to finalise them:

February 2022
An Italian Evening at Reeth Memorial Hall

April 2022
Our favourite photographer, Ian Short will give a talk and show us local photographs

July 2022
Our famous Strawberry Tea at Marrick

22nd July 2022
A cake stall at Reeth Market

October 2022
A Quiz and Curry Evening

Past Highlights

Selected Highlights

A selection of photos from our previous events

Previous Events

Christmas at Marrick

December 2019
We were entertained by Marske Choir before a delicious supper in the Refectory.  The event raised £2,663, which included very generous donations from Barclays (£1,000) and the Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers of Richmond (£750).

Coffee Morning

December 2019
a Coffee Morning with Father Christmas in Richmond Town Hall along with a tombola and cakes.  This was a joint event with Richmond Round Table.  We raised £511 (£138 of which was kindly donated by Richmond Round Table).

Soup and Dessert Lunches

December 2019
Throughout December we held several Soup and Dessert Lunches at Marrick Priory. Nearly 200 people visited us over five days and enjoyed our tasty offerings of fantastic soups and fabulous puddings! Along with the purchase of our homemade Christmas cakes, we raised £3170 from our lunches. This will go towards our bursary fund helping young people to visit us from families experiencing financial difficulty. Thanks to everyone for your support.

Quiz and Curry Evening

October 2019
Quiz and Curry Evening at Reeth Memorial Hall.  The evening included both meat and vegetarian curries with various accompaniments and a raffle.

Strawberry Tea at Marrick Priory

July 2019
Strawberry Tea open day at Marrick Priory.  A chance for attendees to try out some of our activities, food and drink.  A brass band provided the music.

Spring Lunches

May 2019
One hundred people enjoyed our scrumptious Spring lunches here at the Priory.  The lunches consisted of an assortment of meats, fish and fresh salads (with a veg option too) and our fantastic homemade puddings.   We raised £1375, including gift aid, towards our bursary fund which supports young people to visit the Priory from families experiencing financial difficulties.  Thanks to everyone who joined us – your support is greatly appreciated.

Illustrated Photography Talk

March 2019
An illustrated talk by local photographer Ian Short about photography in Swaledale and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  It was held at the Swaledale Outdoor Centre Richmond and included pie and pea supper.

Opening the Outdoor Classroom

December 2018

Today we were joined by Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley for the opening of our new Outdoor Classroom.  Though not dressed in her usual ceremonial attire Bishop Helen did come equipped with her purple wellies.  As well as opening the Outdoor Classroom she was also able to have her first try at archery.  This was followed by a soup and pudding lunch back in the main Priory building.  The occasion was also attended by the Reeth Walking Group, Friends of Marrick Priory and the Leyburn Arts and Community Centre Walking Group.

The Outdoor Classroom is situated away from the main buildings down by the river, next to the High Ropes Course and Archery Range.  It is a fully enclosed structure that can accommodate around 20 people.  The Outdoor Classroom is available for use by both residential groups and day groups.

Christmas at Marrick

December 2018

We had carols, a tasty buffet supper and most of all fabulous singing from the Marske Choir who entertained us. They sing all year but we’re told not many of them attend rehearsals in the Spring, they are too busy looking after the sheep during lambing! Barclays Bank joint funded our proceeds, for which we were most grateful. We felt very lucky. We shall be able to continue supporting our Bursary Fund and buy those new waterproofs which are needed for our visitors.

Dinner with Baroness Brenda Hale DBE, QC, PC, FBA

November 2018

Our guest speaker was Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, QC, PC, FBA, Chairman of the Supreme Court who found time in her busy schedule to come to speak to us. Our speaker was brilliant in telling us about her life and childhood in Richmond; dinner, including game casserole, was delicious. Funds raised and a fascinating evening.