History and aims

In 1931 our founder Dr W.T.Farncombe, and friends,had the foresight to anticipate that the Parish alone might not be able to fund all the necessary Abbey repairs and upkeep.

The aims of the Friends are: The preservation, repair, maintenance, restoration and improvement of the fabric of Pershore Abbey including its furniture, ornaments and contents for the benefit of the Public.

The Friends currently has over 500 members. many come from the Pershore area but others live further afield, or overseas.

You do not need to be a churchgoer to become a Friend, nor do you need any particular connection with the Abbey. 'Friends' are well-wishers who are glad to offer support to the Abbey, and to be kept in touch with its activities.

Thanks to the accumulated giving by individual Friends and careful financial management over the years, the Friends of Pershore Abbey have supported numerous projects proposed by the PCC. Most recently these have included:

2016 Joint funding of roof repairs with Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

2014 Underpinning works jointly funded with HLF an d others

2013 Sound system

2012 Nave Path

Future projects include the replacement of the Carillon, the Organ, and the heating system. The PCC also have a wider vision for the future use of the Abbey which the Friends of Pershore Abbey look forward to supporting.