Half Term at St Nicholas Priory

Welcome to half term here at St Nicholas Priory – Exeter’s oldest building! As we have not been able to welcome you to the Priory in person this holiday, we have come up with some activities to get you and your families inspired. There are four activities to choose from – you are welcome to pick just one, or you could do all four if you wish!

Download and print the activities by clicking below. Once completed, we would love to see your work. Please scan in and send back to us at buildings@nicholaspriory.com or post to us at 21 the Mint, Exeter, EX4 3BL. Alternatively, you could post your electronic entries on Instagram, making sure you tag @nixpriory and use the hashtags: #StNixKids




Round Window


Wonderful Windows Competition

In the windows to the right of the fireplace in the Great Hall are two round panels of stained glass. One shows the coat of arms of Battle Abbey, the other shows the coat of arms of Henry VIII. On the left of the fireplace, only one of the circles has been filled with stained glass; the other one has been left empty – and no one seems to know why…

We would like to invite you to come up with your own design for this window in 2021. What would you like to see in the round window? It could be a beautiful view, a hot air balloon, a space ship, clouds, a leaf fluttering past, a kite, some juggling balls, Orion’s belt, or a person you admire. Be as creative as you like! Or if you prefer to use words, you could even write a short poem or rhyme.

All entries will be displayed in an online exhibition and, when our doors open again, we will put on a live exhibition displaying all entries we receive. We will also choose a design to be made up and displayed in the Great Hall this summer. So over to you – we would love to see what you can do!


Challenge FAQs

– Please submit entries to: 21 the Mint, Exeter, EX4 3BL for our live exhibition and buildings@nicholaspriory.com for our online exhibition.

– Please include the following information: the artist’s name, age and school (optional), as well as parent’s email address on the back of the entry.

– Please follow St Nicholas Priory on Instagram to access our online exhibition @nixpriory and use the hashtags: #StNixKids

– Each artist is welcome to submit as many entries as they like from each category (Raven, Fireplace, Welcome, Round Window)

– By submitting your entry, you are agreeing to have your child’s name displayed alongside their design.

– We will communicate the winner of the Round Window design by Sunday 6th June 2021

– Age limit for the Round Window Competition is: 14 years old

– To keep up to date with dates for the exhibition, please register for the Priory newsletter here.