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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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Remembrance Day Services

Services at Tewkesbury Abbey for Remembrance Day 10.00am Civic Service of Remembrance 10.45am Act...
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Our new Bishop

On Saturday 19th September a service was held in the Cathedral to Inaugurate the Ministry of the new...
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Today's Events

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

 

Please offer up your prayers to God for my parish clergy of St Eugene’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Londonderry, United Kingdom - Bishop Donal McKeown, Reverends Paul Farren, Patrick Lagan, Patrick McIntyre, Frank McLaughlin & Deacon Christopher McDermott, that our loving creator God will grant them blessings, guidance and protection this Christmas time. Amen.

 

Posted by at 09:21 on 20/12/2015

A Prayer for

 

Please pray for the soul of our dear sweet sister and sister in law who left us on the 7th December after a battle with lung cancer. Gone from our sight but not from our hearts.

 

Posted by at 04:41 on 11/12/2015

A Prayer for

 

Can you please pray for George my son to stay healthy and find a job. Also For tony my nephew to cure his psychoses and live a normal life.

 

Posted by Anonymous at 02:10 on 16/11/2015

A Prayer for

 

4 month old Sophie is having her first operation to repair a cleft palate and hare lip on 4 November 2015. Please pray for a successful outcome for her. Please also pray for strength for her parents at this difficult time.

 

Posted by at 07:58 on 29/10/2015

A Prayer for

 

Please pray for Michael & Danny Beeton in Derry, United Kingdom - that God will bless, guide & protect these two kind, talented brothers. I am starting a novena today, nine weeks of prayer for these two men leading up to Christmas. Pray that all our prayers will bring them blessings from our creator. Thank You.

 

Posted by at 02:58 on 25/10/2015

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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