Babies and Toddlers plan to return to St Andrew's from Friday 30 April - pre-booked sessions only

BABIES AND TODDLERS REOPENING SOON!:  We hope to re-start our weekly sessions from FRIDAY 30th APRIL, 9.30 -11.15 at St Andrew’s Centre.

Numbers will be restricted and places MUST be pre-booked. For more details, and to reserve a place, kindly contact Sara Speed on 01386 710776 or via office@pershoreabbey.org.uk

 


HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies at the age of 99

Today we join the Nation in mourning the sad loss of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh who died this morning at the remarkable age of 99.
Revd Claire Lording leads us in paying tribute to an amazing man who dedicated his long life to public service: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021
We send our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all of the Royal Family.
Pershore Abbey is open from 9am - 5pm Monday-Saturday if you wish to light a candle or for personal prayer.
On Sunday the Abbey is open after public worship from 12 noon - 5pm.

Pipe Dreams Update April 2021

Click here to find out how our Pipe Dreams project is progressing in the latest newsletter from David Long, Chairman, Fabric Committee.

Pipe Dreams Update April 2021


NEW! Compline on Zoom every Monday at 1900 from 12 April

We may not be able to meet in person for this service at this time, but please join us once again for this quiet and reflective service as we journey out of lockdown.

Instead of meeting in the Apse of the Abbey we will be meeting on Zoom, from the comfort of our own homes.

The service will be around 20 minutes long and will enable us all to pause, reflect and pray together.

Join us live at 1900 every Monday from 12 April.

If you would like to be part of this way of worshiping please contact office@pershoreabbey.org.uk for the Zoom invitation.


St Andrew's Centre seeks your views

We need your views to help us with grant applications for improvements and repairs to our local Community Centre.  Follow this link to give us your opinions: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5CJB6FL


St Andrew's is 50 - well nearly - update!

Many thanks to all who donated to our appeal - you have raised a magnificent £2,800. This has enabled us to give funds to the PCC to complete the first part of our work - you will find new fittings in the kitchens, the entrance and corridors - and have some of the funds ready for the Main Hall and the Upper Room.  All part of  Eco-Church - saving energy and our running costs.

More good news - last week Wychavon granted Listed Building Consent for the remaining works !

Robin Hancox 

on behalf of the Trustees


Life events page update for information about weddings, baptisms and funerals affected by latest COVID-19 restrictions

We have updated our life events information in light of new statements from the House of Bishops.  Please visit our Life Events page for the latest guidance on weddings, baptisms, confirmation and funerals.

We have also added links to some useful resources which you may find helpful.

You can find the latest guidance from the Church of England here: Church of England Covid-19 Latest Guidance

The latest Government Guidance can be found here: Government Guidance


NHS COVID-19 APP QR Code Test and Trace scanning now available in Pershore Benefice churches

Today the #NHSCOVID19app is now live and available to download to your mobile phone. You can download the appfrom the following links:

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-covid-19/id1520427663

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.nhs.covid19.production

The first screen asks you to enter your postcode. You simply enter WR10 if you live in Pershore.

You need to enable notifications to receive “Exposure notifications”.

You need to then allow “NHS COVID-19” to send you notifications

You will then see the next screen which shows WR10 risk as medium

Within this App is a Venue Check in. Outside #PershoreAbbey and all our village churches will be posters with a QR box. Open that tab and hold your phone so that the black and white box on the poster is in the square box on your phone. The App will do the rest for you.

The other tabs are fairly self explanatory but if you need any help then please message us and we will do our best to help you


Check out the new Interactive Children's Resources from Worcester Diocese

The brilliant Calling Young Disciples team have created some interactive children’s resources which link to each week’s lectionary.

Use this QR code to take your family straight to the latest activities or check them out here https://cofe-worcester.org.uk/interactive-childrens-resources/

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A Gift of Music from Worcester Philharmonic - watch their performance of "Going Home" here

As we have not been able to welcome Worcester Philharmonic to the Abbey for their regular concerts during lockdown, they have sent us this wonderful performance of "Going Home", from Dvorak's Symphony No.9 "From the New World (arr. Joe Davies) to share with our congregation.

We very much look forward to a time when we can welcome Worcester Philharmonic back to Pershore Abbey and thank them for their wonderful gift of music!

Worcester Philharmonic - Going Home

https://youtu.be/_jVUmen4tps