The Priory Village Diary

We have always said our residents are our best ambassadors. That’s why we’ve dedicated these pages to the residents of The Priory to fill with news, views and events, in the hope it will give you a genuine insight in village living Retirement Villages’ style.

Nine historical facts you didn’t know about The Priory

1st May 2019

The Priory is now an adored retirement village in the beautiful South Devon village of Abbotskerswell. But having been built over two centuries ago, there’s so much history to uncover. And that’s exactly what the Residents’ Association and historian Peter Wade have done!…

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Meet Jane Ward, the new Village Manager at The Priory

27th December 2018

The Priory’s new Village Manager, Jane Ward, has over four decades of experience in the retirement industry and loves what her new job role can bring to both herself and the village residents.  We had a chat with Jane to find why she chose to work…

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A busy start to November at The Priory in Abbotskerswell

15th November 2018

November has got off to a busy start for the residents at The Priory. Residents, friends and family enjoyed a birthday party on the 4th November to celebrate the 80th birthday of Pennie Stinton! Refreshments were served along with a lovely cake and…

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Summer news at The Priory

22nd August 2018

Residents recently enjoyed some cake and a glass or two of fizz to celebrate Mrs Beryl Ellis’ 90th birthday, who all wished her a very happy day. Beryl has been living at The Priory since 2015, having lived in Cornwall previously and was…

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Dedication is rewarded at The Priory

5th July 2018

Russell’s dedication is rewarded The Priory’s groundsman, Russell Skinner has been awarded the Retirement Village Star Award, presented to members of staff who demonstrate excellent working practices and who make an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of residents at the village. Shirley Buckley,…

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Scarecrow creativity at The Priory in Abbotskerswell

11th June 2018

Every year there is some sort of competition in Abbotskerswell for the garden opening season. Last year the theme was ‘Owls’, this year it’s ‘Scarecrows, with a Royal Wedding theme’. The Priory residents got their thinking caps on for this challenging theme and…

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