Micklegate Priory revealed

Micklegate Priory revealed

Holy Trinity Micklegate, York is a thriving parish church with a long and complex history. The present church is only part of the nave from a much larger Benedictine priory church that was at the heart of a seven-acre monastic precinct. The modern-day Anglican parish has strong ecumenical links with both the Benedictine abbey at Ampleforth and with a number of other religious houses of both Anglican and Roman Catholic denominations.

Working in partnership with the Christianity and Culture Project at the University of York, visitors to the church can now use an interactive touchscreen that allows them to experience the 15th-century Micklegate Priory, digitally reconstructed in a detailed 3D visualisation.

12 areas of the priory can be investigated, including the cloister, the workshops, the gardens and the fishponds. Each area provides several information points, which provide interesting details on how the priory functioned and how its inhabitants lived.