We have a new Priory
There is at last some good news to share with you about the purchase of the property that will be a long-term home for the Priory. We have encountered various delays in the process, but we eventually cleared the hurdles that were in our way. We were able to exchange contracts and complete on the same day, last Friday (26th March). The plan is that we shan’t move immediately, because there are a few odd jobs needed at the new property to make it more comfortable, so Wednesday 14th April will be the date for the move. This time, due to coronavirus restrictions, we shan’t be able to have the Sangha come together to make the move happen, like we did in January last year, but instead we’ll be using a professional removal company.
I’ll keep you up updated with news of our progress. It would be lovely to be settled into our new home in time for the lifting of coronavirus restrictions to allow for individuals to visit the Priory from mid-May (when it is hoped that two households will be able to meet up indoors).
New phone number
One consequence of the move is that the Priory’s landline number has to change. The new number, from 14th April, will be 01603 219464.
Events at the Priory
The day retreat that was due to take place on Saturday 17th April will have to be postponed. I hope to reschedule it for late May. While the move to the new property takes place, the Priory will be closed for a week and there won’t be any online events. The calendar on our website will be updated regularly, so do check there for the latest information. Also, news of events that have to be cancelled will be shared with the Priory Sangha’s email group.
I’d like to thank all those people who have put in plenty of work behind the scenes, offering help and support with the house-purchasing process. This includes the charity’s trustees, those who have offered interest-free loans and donations to enable us to afford the property, and those who have given their time and expertise to advise on practical issues to do with the house and the move.
With best wishes and in gassho,