CELEBRATING 900 YEARS
RENEWING PEOPLE & PLACE
Our 20.21 campaign looks forward to 23rd October 2021 when Tewkesbury Abbey will celebrate 900 years of the consecration of the Abbey we know and love today. It seeks to ensure that by that date Tewkesbury Abbey will be fit for purpose for the good of our own and succeeding generations. The year will be momentous for Tewkesbury as a whole as we will also celebrate 550 years since the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471.
Because Tewkesbury Abbey is first and foremost a centre of Christian worship and mission, much of the strategy is couched in the language of faith. But we hope it will nevertheless engage those who do not regard themselves as Christians. Although the plan places value on worship and mission, it also places value on enterprise and conservation in ways that are clear and accountable to all.
Plans to launch a fundraising campaign to raise £5 million are under way. If you would like any further information on the campaign or if you would like to find out how you can help us, please contact the 20.21 Support Officer, Val Proctor, on 01684 850959 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest version of the 20.21 strategic plan can be viewed and downloaded via this link.
20.21 Fund launched
To mark the start of a five-year journey towards the 2021 landmark, we were thrilled to launch the 20.21 Fund to more than 120 of the Abbey family at a service and function on 23 October 2016. The Fund has been created as the first step of a major fundraising drive and we give heartfelt thanks to those who have already signed up to this regular giving programme.
The 20.21 Fund is seeking support for projects which include:
Cleaning of the Milton Organ
Please see the 20.21 Fund leaflet for more details on the proposed projects and for information on how to be part of Abbey history by joining the 20.21 Fund.
We hope you feel moved to support our vision to see Tewkesbury Abbey become fit for purpose for the good of our own and succeeding generations. Should you have any questions about joining the 20.21 Fund, please don’t hesitate to contact our 20.21 Support Officer, Val Proctor, on email@example.com or telephone 01684 850959.
Abbey Health Check
A key part of the development of the strategy is to review the Abbey as it is now, and to identify priority action areas both in terms of celebration of all that is excellent and good, and to focus where development and improvement is desirable.
To do this the Abbey is using ‘The Church Health Review’, a resource provided by church consultant and trainer John Truscott. From June 2016 a small steering group has been working to provide an overview based on the questions and tests provided in these resources, and further research will be done, by questions to the church family during the summer of 2016. The group will report to the PCC and Abbey congregations by the end of 2016.
The materials being used can be accessed via the following links –
Church Health Review Introduction – a document provided specifically for Tewkesbury Abbey to introduce the process and 5 themes
Church Health Review HC4 – an extended introduction, giving background information and additional detail on the 5 themes
Church Health Review HC5 – the full list of 45 questions and 225 sample tests