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Teddy Monks

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

the rear of the Milton OrganThe history of this instrument is a long and fascinating one.

 

In 1631, Robert Dallam built a new organ for Magdalen College, Oxford, where it was erected in an 'organ house' opening on to the south side of the chapel. In 1654 it was moved to Hampton Court Palace, where the poet John Milton is reputed to have played it. The instrument was returned to Magdalen in 1660 and re-erected the following year. The organ was substantially remodelled by Renatus Harris in 1690.

 

In 1736 the organ was sold to Tewkesbury Abbey and later placed on a special stone screen constructed on the site of the medieval pulpitum. A Swell Organ was added by John Holland in 1796. Major rebuilds followed - by 'Father' Willis in 1848 and J.W. Walker in 1948 (when the Echo and Solo departments were added and a detached five-manual console was installed).

 

In 1997 the Milton Organ was rebuilt and reconstructed by Kenneth Jones and Associates of Bray as a four-manual instrument with 68 speaking stops and 4611 pipes. The lower three keyboards have mechanical action, whilst the Solo and Apse divisions have electro-pneumatic action.

 

The inaugural recital was given in May 1997 by Nicolas Kynaston, who also acted as organ consultant.