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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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Evening Prayer


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Birmingham Bach Choir

Duruflé Requiem
 
 
 
Saturday 4 July 2015 at 7.30pm
 
 
 
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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

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.