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Clarence Book

Less well known than his brothers, Edward IV and Richard III, little has been written about George,...
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Mugs

The Abbey shop now has a superb range of Fine China Mugs in beautiful designs. Affordably priced at...
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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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Today's Events

Morning Prayer


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End Time: 09:00:00


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Holy Communion

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


Start Time : 10:30:00


End Time: 11:00:00


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Evening Prayer


Start Time : 17:30:00


End Time: 18:00:00


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Prayer Tree

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

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 Claire at 11:25 on 00/00/0000

A Prayer for

 

Please pray for my lovely cousin Louise, that she will make a full recovery from breast cancer.


My hope and trust is in you.


May all who are suffering find peace and wholeness.





Thank you


 

Posted by Anonymous at 03:22 on 00/00/0000

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 Ann at 12:12 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.

 

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