New carvings centre stage at Civic Service

The carving of the Duchess of Cornwall on the Priory Church.
The carving of the Duchess of Cornwall on the Priory Church.

The Civic Service will be held at the Priory Church this Sunday (18 October) starting at 10.30am.

The service will be attended by the Mayor of Bridlington.

After the service, the mayor will be shown the carvings of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall by Adam McTurk, stonemason, in commemoration of their visit on the 23 July 2013 to mark the 900th anniversary of the Priory.

The carvings are on the lintels of a door which was formerly the entrance to the Prior’s lodging.

Henry V would have entered by this door when he gave thanks to St John of Bridlington for his victory at Agincourt.

All other Royal visitors such as Henry IV and Henry VI would have also used this door.

It was felt it was very appropriate that the heir to the throne should have his visit commemorated with this carving.