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Abbey Booklets on sale

A range of booklets about Tewkesbury Abbey are now on sale in the Abbey Shop. Buy any two of the...
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Early Music Young Composers Award

National Centre for Early Music, Young Composers Award 2014 Freya Ireland, our very own Head...
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Mahler 2

Would you like to sing Mahler's Symphony No2 in the glorious surroundings of Tewkesbury Abbey? The...
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Morning Prayer


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Holy Communion

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


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Choral Evensong

The Benedictine monks, who worshipped in this church for many years before the Reformation, prayed...


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Prayer Tree

A Prayer for

 

Mum may you rest in peace, and your soul be in heaven

 

Posted by David Ralphs at 10:21 on 16/02/2015

A Prayer for

 

Please prayfor all parents, especially for parents of children with special needs.

 

Posted by Anonymous at 05:06 on 03/02/2015

A Prayer for

 

I pray for all those who visit our churches, abbeys and cathedrals. May they be filled with the knowledge of God's love and receive strength and comfort for their needs. I pray for all those who are lonely, confused, afraid, ill or bereaved, that they may find comfort and hope for the future.


I give thanks that the love of God is with all His people. May we always feel His presence within us and surrounding us.

 

Posted by Anonymous at 09:56 on 02/02/2015

A Prayer for

 

Please pray for my sister's brother in law Mark in New Zealand who has been diagnosed with cancer. Lord, I pray for healing for him and that treatment is successful.

 

Posted by at 11:25 on 30/11/1899

A Prayer for

 

Please pray for our friend who is visiting her family in South Africa, before facing cancer treatment for a second time. She is a very special friend and desperately needs your prayers.

 

Posted by at 12:12 on 30/11/1899

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.

 

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