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 – along with news from previous events – will appear below when the details are known.
A selection of photos from our previous events
Our events are currently on hold due to Coronavirus restrictions. Given the open ended nature of the current situation we cannot make any promises as to when we will resume hosting events. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back to Marrick Priory as soon as possible.
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).
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).
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 at Reeth Memorial Hall. The evening included both meat and vegetarian curries with various accompaniments and a raffle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.