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Pershore Abbey

Church Street, Pershore WR10 1DT, England
+44 1386 552071
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Peace and tranquility.

I walk past the Abbey daily - it is nice just to call in occasionally when feeling a bit stressed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian W
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Pershore
Fantastic!

Free entry to this interesting building, which is situated very close to the High Street with its... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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For over 1300 years Pershore Abbey has been a centre for Christian worship and life, from its early beginnings as a Saxon monastery to today, as people of all ages still gather to pray, share their spiritual journey and mark significant life events in this place. Pershore Abbey celebrates its Benedictine heritage particularly through its welcome of visitors and pilgrims. We hope your visit to the Abbey will be both rewarding and memorable. One of the finest example of Norman and Early English architecture in the country, Pershore Abbey is very much a broken building: Henry VIII destroyed the nave at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries; the north transept collapsed in the middle 1600s. But, in spite of its brokenness, the Abbey symbolises a place where, through the love of Christ, a community can become whole.
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Church Street, Pershore WR10 1DT, England
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"the stained glass windows"
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"silver wedding"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walk past the Abbey daily - it is nice just to call in occasionally when feeling a bit stressed, and just sit and relax in this beautiful old building. You don't have to be particularly religious to appreciate the building itself, but mostly I...More

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Pershore A, Pershore Abbey Team at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so glad that you find the Abbey a place to find peace and tranquility, and especially in a place that is so familiar to you. Thank you so much for taking the time to add your comments and share your experience of our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry to this interesting building, which is situated very close to the High Street with its parking, cafes etc. Look up above and see the scary route for the bell ringers to use! It's a very tall, oddly unbalanced abbey as it's been cut...More

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Pershore A, Pershore Abbey Team at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Rachel H - what a great description of things to look out for inside and out at Pershore Abbey - our bell-ringers certainly do need steady nerves to access the ringing platform!! I'm glad you found the Abbey a peaceful, relaxed and interesting place...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I was sure I had done a review, but obviously not, so just to say how beautiful the Abbey is. Had our 25th silver anniversary blessing in April 2017. Claire Lording is fabulous and a credit to the town. Come inside and take a look,...More

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Pershore A, Pershore Abbey Team at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Jo K - thank you so much for taking the time to tell us and other visitors about the Abbey and the important part it has played in your life. It really is very beautiful, and we are so glad we were able to...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This remarkable building is the center of a wonderful community around Vicar Clare. There is a superb history to be shared and wonderful services to attend.More

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Claire L, Priest-in-Charge at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for your great review! It was a delight to welcome you to our services over Easter. The Abbey is a wonderful place to visit for both its history and its worship, and we love to share warm hospitality with everyone who...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We visited Pershore Abbey on a cold winter day in March and inside found a warm, welcoming place with the most wonderful vaulted interior and really beautiful stonework. Well worth a visit.More

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Pershore A, Office at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hello Christine C So glad that you found such a warm welcome at our beautiful Abbey during your winter's day visit to Pershore - the stonework always seems to glow with warmth, regardless of the temperature outside! Thank you for taking the time to share...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The Abbey is set off the main Georgian High Street and the site has some majestic trees. The interior is awe inspiring with soaring ribs. There are also two very interesting tombs - a Crusader knight and the memorial to Thomas Haselwood. The vivid glass...More

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Pershore A, Office at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Dear Igmosomerset Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Pershore Abbey following your recent visit. The Crusader knight is such an interesting tomb, with the wonderful buckle detail giving a great insight into the practicalities of wearing a suit of armour!...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Unfortunately I could not enter to the abbey when I was there, but even this way I spent an hour to walk around and enjoy the view, architecture, and some information plates gave me a picture about its history. My car was repaired in a...More

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Pershore A, Office at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hello Ewyena I'm glad that you enjoyed your time at Pershore Abbey, and even though you weren't able to go inside on this occasion, the outside certainly has lots of interesting features to discover, not least the amazing flying buttresses and the lovely Abbey park...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The Abbey, is very well kept and despite my reason for attending will return in better circumstances. Well worth a visit.More

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Pershore A, Pershore Abbey Team (SJM) at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

We will look forward to welcoming you. The Abbey is open everyday from the first service of the day at 0800 until after evening prayers which is at 1700. You are always welcome to visit and have a look around and enjoy the peace of...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The abbey must be the oldest church I have ever seen. The ceiling arches are beautiful. The whole interior is steeped in history. Well worth seeing.More

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Pershore A, Abbey & Benefice Office at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We are so pleased that you were able to visit and enjoyed discovering something of the Abbey's history. The Abbey guide book and the website give a brief history to the intriguing and sometimes turbulent history of the Abbey. The building has changed dramatically over...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Had a couple of hours to spare so visited abbey. What a wonderful way to pass the time. On a bleak day outside the inside came to life with the aid of some fantastic stained glass windows. Bright and full of colour they were stunning....More

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Pershore A, Parish Administrator at Pershore Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Dear biggerlyndy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your afternoon at Pershore Abbey enjoying our beautiful stained glass windows - they certainly do add some warmth and colour to a bleak winter's day! We are so glad that you enjoyed...More

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