News

May 1, 2011

14th annual service of Nones

  1 May 2011 – The Chapter house laid out ready for the 14th annual service of Nones. About 20 people visited the site, some expecting to hear the 14th ‘Friends of Merton Priory’ service of nones, remembering the day on which the priory was formally founded. This is how Heales describes the foundation, in his […]

April 3, 2011

The Chapter house is being improved

April 2011 – The Chapter house is being improved by redecorating the surrounding walls, reorganising the displays of archaeological finds and the explanatory notice boards, improving lighting and signage. Shortly the sand laid between the foundations will be removed and the levels reduced to give a greater impression of the layout of the building. After many […]

March 1, 2011

Historic Colliers Wood site should aim for United Nations backing

1 March 2011 – Wimbledon Guardian Historic Colliers Wood site should aim for United Nations backing

July 23, 2010

‘Merton Priory still in running for global landmark list’

23 July 2010 Wimbledon Guardian article ‘Merton Priory still in running for global landmark list’

July 14, 2010

Hidden History Under Sainsbury’s Car Park

Hidden History Under Sainsbury’s Car Park by KIERAN LONG Published: 14 July 2010 Merton Priory is not a landmark known to many in London. One of the most significant religious buildings in Britain from the 12th century until its destruction during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, the abbey remains make it an equally […]

July 14, 2010

‘Hidden History Under Sainsbury’s Car Park’

14 July 2010. The Evening Standard publishes an article about the Priory: ‘Hidden History Under Sainsbury’s Car Park’ here.

June 26, 2010

Lionel Green, author of A Priory Revealed (2005)

26 June 2010 Lionel Green, author of A Priory Revealed (2005), the first major book on Merton Priory for a hundred years, died on Saturday 26 June 2010, following a heart attack. A Thanksgiving Service for his life was held at St. John’s Church, North Holmwood, on Wednesday 7th July 20101 at 2pm. The Merton Priory […]

June 3, 2010

Wandle Valley Festival 2010

5-6 June 2010 Wandle Valley Festival 2010 – The Chapter House opening for the Wandle Valley Festival was very successful this year, again. We had large numbers coming through,  9 pages of Visitors Book completed, and universal praise for the opportunity to visit and the exhibits displayed. We took some photos, and they are uploaded to […]

September 3, 2009

Open House

19 and 20 September 2009. The Chapter House open from 10am to 4pm as part of London Open House

July 3, 2009

The Wandle Valley Festival

6 and 7 June 2009 The Wandle Valley Festival. The Chapter House will be open to the public from 10am – 4pm.

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