Newstead Abbey Partnership Needs YOU!

Following the AGM in September, there are a number of vacancies on the Executive Committee, for which we are inviting any interested person to apply. We are keen to fill all the places as it makes for a stronger Committee, which is then in a better position to act on and promote the work that we wish to undertake.

While we have achieved a great deal in the past six years, there is some fantastic potential to make new activities and ideas happen, and any new Members will be well supported either by the Chairman or Vice Chairman.


The main responsibilities are to manage our revenue budget on a monthly basis, reporting back to our funders, the World Monument Fund, but also to help plan and produce a longer term financial strategy for the Partnership.

Administrator/General Secretary

The main responsibilities of this post are to assist with the overall organisational arrangements from taking minutes at meetings, agenda planning, room bookings, membership management.

Committee Members

There are two Committee places to be filled by anyone who is passionate and enthusiastic to support and take forward the work of the NAP. If you have particular skills and experiences of Committee work, then this would be most helpful.

In terms of time commitment, the Executive Committee currently meets for about two hours a month, usually on a Monday afternoon at the Abbey.

If there are NAP members who would wish for further information or a discussion about any of the vacancies, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Dr Patrick Candler



01623 821490 (work)

07876 806646

Peacock Chicks at the Abbey

Whilst we were setting up the Orangery for the NAP Symposium on the 15th June a peahen and three small chicks appeared outside. Apparently the chicks had hatched out that morning.

Mother and chicks on the day they hatched

Mother and chicks on the day they hatched

As there was the strong possibility that the chicks would be killed by foxes or stolen by humans, they were moved quickly into the cloister garden where they would be protected.

They have all survived and continue to grow. The second photo shows them on the 2nd August, almost 7 weeks later.

Mother and two of the three chicks 7 weeks later

Mother and two of the three chicks 7 weeks later

These are the first peacocks to be born at the abbey for about 20 years.


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