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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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Christmas Card

The Abbey Christmas Card is now available from the shop. £3.99 for a pack of 5 cards The message...
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Tewkesbury Abbey Christmas Decoration

Crafted in finest silver plate to grace any Christmas Tree or display Beautifully packaged £8.50
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Today's Events

Morning Prayer

Start Time : 07:30:00

End Time: 00:00:00

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Holy Communion

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

Start Time : 08:00:00

End Time: 00:00:00

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Evening Prayer

Start Time : 17:30:00

End Time: 00:00:00

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Prayer Tree

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

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

Roof Bosses at Tewkesbury Abbey


The ribs of the lierne vaulting of the Abbey's many ceilings 
intersect in a variety of ornately carved stone bosses.
Most famous are the fifteen above the central nave which illustrate the life of Christ. Most unusual are those that flank them, above the sides of the nave, which show angels playing musical instruments.


The last supper bossThe God Bossa ceiling boss


             Boss showing The Last Supper          Boss showing Christ in Majesty


In the aisles, ambulatory and chapels gilded bosses abound, amongst them over 50 foliate heads, 

Blue Green Foliate Head

more commonly known as Green Men. Although regarded as pre-Christian, they are found in religious houses all over the world. There are four main types of Green Man: ‘foliate’ in which the face becomes leaves;  ‘disgorging‘ where leaves issue from the mouth; ‘bloodsucker’ where branches and leaves spring from the mouth; and ‘Jack in the Green’, often simply a head peering out of a frame of foliage. The meaning of these foliate heads is much debated. Some regard the Green Man as a fertility figure, while others now consider him to be a representation of one of the seven deadly sins, probably Lust.  One common theme unites them all: the communion between man and the natural world.