View more

Latest News

Teddy Monks

If you come to the Abbey between 1 and 28 February you will be able to see our collection of Teddy...
Read more

Abbey Booklets on sale

A range of booklets about Tewkesbury Abbey are now on sale in the Abbey Shop. Buy any two of the...
Read more

Early Music Young Composers Award

National Centre for Early Music, Young Composers Award 2014 Freya Ireland, our very own Head...
Read more

View more

Today's Events

Morning Prayer


Start Time : 07:30:00


End Time: 00:00:00


Read more

Holy Communion

There is a service of Holy Communion every day in the Abbey


Start Time : 08:00:00


End Time: 00:00:00


Read more

Evening Prayer


Start Time : 17:30:00


End Time: 00:00:00


Read more

View more

Prayer Tree

A Prayer for

 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of James Trickey, killed in collision with a car while cycling near Peterborough on 23 December 2014. His home is in Cheltenham where he was a Music Scholar at Dean Close (2006-10) having previously been a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral. He sang on many occasions in this Abbey Church and at Oxford University he was an academical lay clerk (choral scholar) at Christ Church Cathedral. At the time of his death, he was a Bass lay clerk in the choir of Peterborough Cathedral. Rest in peace, James.

 

Posted by Anonymous at 01:02 on 24/12/2014

A Prayer for

 

Please pray for my cousin Kelvin who was killed in a car accident last week at the age of 28. Give his parents, sister, girlfriend, friends and family strength to get through this awful tragedy and may Kelvin rest in peace.

 

Posted by Anonymous at 10:16 on 22/12/2014

A Prayer for

 

I pray for those who go hungry in our world, those who are in pain or are suffering from disease, those troubled through war and conflict, those who are without love, hope and friends, those grieving the loss of loved ones, and all those who are in physical or mental pain this Christmas.

 

Posted by Laurence Robertson at 06:01 on 21/12/2014

A Prayer for

 

We pray for those who are battling loneliness this Christmas Season.

Those with no one with whom to share a word, a laugh, a memory.

Father, bless each and every one who suffers from such loneliness.

If it be your Will Lord, lighten their burden with a companion, a friend, someone who cares.

In Jesus Holy Name we pray.

 

Posted by at 12:19 on 13/12/2014

A Prayer for

 

I pray for the people in Syria, and the women's movement in India. I pray with all those struggling against oppression everywhere.

 

Posted by Anonymous at 01:26 on 00/00/0000

abbey viewAlthough the Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Built to house Benedictine monks, the Norman Abbey was near completion when consecrated in 1121.

 

Embellishments to the long nave roof and the apsidal chancel were made in the first half of the 14th century in the Decorated style. After the dissolution in 1540 most of the claustral buildings and the Lady Chapel were quarried for their materials but the Abbey Church was sold to the parishioners for £453. Changes made since then to the internal configuration have developed to reflect contemporary styles of devotion, currently of the Anglo-Catholic persuasion. 

 

Lying at the southern edge of the old town, the Abbey quietly dominates the land and skyline with its long nave and “probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England” (Pevsner). Vestiges of its social domination can be deduced from the layout of the streets and buildings, and the occasional relic; the Abbot’s gatehouse, the Abbey Mill, The vicarage and the Tudor-style dwellings in Church Street. The area surrounding the Abbey is protected from development by the Abbey Lawn Trust, originally funded by a United States benefactor.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLINE VERY SOON