Worship & General Services

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Please check the latest bulletin for a list of this week’s planned services.
We will continue to bring the church and our services into your homes as we transition back into full re-opening.  These will be available to view through our Facebook feed at the bottom of this website, our Facebook Page #pershoreabbeycom and on our YouTube channel Pershore Abbey Community.

Pershore Abbey has been the focus for worship of God for many centuries. We continue that tradition with the services that we offer on a daily and weekly basis. That same tradition is continued throughout our other churches in the benefice:

  • St James’ Church, Birlingham
  • St Nicholas’ Church, Pinvin
  • St Mary’s Church, Wick

If you are thinking of joining us for worship, this is our usual pattern of services but please check the diary/calendar or latest service sheet to confirm the services for a particular day. We look forward to welcoming you.

Details and Times of Services:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, some of our regular services are currently suspended. Please check our weekly bulletin for details of the services taking place each week.

Sunday Services

Regular / Weekly Services

8:00am Holy Communion (1st Sunday only during Covid 19)
This is a quiet said service using the Book of Common Prayer on the first Sunday of the month and the contemporary Common Worship service on the other Sundays.

10:30am Sung Eucharist – (1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday during Covid 19)
This service is in contemporary language and is accompanied by a robed choir. Junior Church, which usually meets from 10.15am in St Andrew’s Centre on the second Sunday of the month, join us for communion. On the first three Sundays of the month refreshments are usually served afterwards. On the third Sunday the ministry of the laying of hands is available during this service. Junior Church, Refreshments and Laying on of Hands have been suspended during Covid 19.

10:30am Sunday Praise – (3rd Sunday during Covid 19)

Other Sunday Services

1st Sunday: 5:00pm – Sung Evensong – suspended
This traditional service, at which our choir take a key role, follows the Book of Common Prayer.

2nd Sunday: 5:00pm – Service for Wholeness and Healing
A reflective and quiet service.

4th Sunday: 9:30am  – Morning Praise – suspended
This family friendly half hour service takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month and is followed by refreshments. Our Junior Church take an active part in leading the worship.

4th Sunday: 5:00pm – Iona Service
An ecumenical service inspired by worship as experienced on early pilgrimages to Iona which is both engaging and meaningful.

5th Sunday: 10.30am – All Benefice Eucharist, please see diary for service venues.
On the Fifth Sunday the whole Benefice comes together to worship in one church.

Weekday Services

Regular Daily Services - Monday to Saturday

8:00am – Silent Prayer
8:30am – Matins and Eucharist
5:00pm – Evening Prayer

Other Services

Friday: 11:00am – Said Eucharist using the book of Common Prayer – suspended

Sundays Only:

1st: 10.30am – Morning Praise
2nd: 10.30am – Parish Communion
3rd: 10.30am – Morning Praise
4th: 9.00am – Parish Communion
5th: 10.30am – All Benefice Eucharist, please see diary for service venue

Sundays Only:

1st: 10.30am – Parish Communion
3rd: 10.30am – Sunday Praise
5th: 10.30am – All Benefice Eucharist, please see diary for service venue

Sundays Only:

1st: 10.30am – Morning Praise
2nd: 9.00am – Parish Communion
3rd: 10.30am – Morning Praise
4th: 10.30am – Parish Communion
5th: 10.30am – All Benefice Eucharist, please see diary for service venue

Concerts & Events

Throughout the year Pershore Abbey plays host to a number of concerts and events in and around Pershore. Ranging from orchestral concerts to lectures, religious celebrations to family friendly fayres, there is a lot to see and enjoy throughout the year. Our schedule of upcoming events is outlined below and updated regularly so keep checking back for updates.

For all ticket information please contact event organiser:

For further information and enquiries about concert booking, please phone the Abbey Office on 01386 552071 or email: office@pershoreabbey.org.uk

Events Co-ordinator: Mr Roger Batty MBE
Email: pershoreabbeyevents@gmail.com

WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT OUR CONCERT PROGRAMME FOR AUTUMN / WINTER 2021 IS NOW UNDERWAY.
Latest Reviews:

“Pershore is a gratifyingly parking-friendly town, with plenty of free spaces available to the visitor, not least in the vicinity of its magnificent Abbey. This splendid building chose the equally splendid Sinfonia of Birmingham to perform the first concert there since the beginning of the pandemic, and the atmosphere could not have been more welcoming.”
Christopher Morley, www.midlandsmusicreviews.com – Sinfonia of Birmingham, Pershore Abbey, 16 October 2021

https://www.midlandsmusicreviews.co.uk/2021/10/sinfonia-of-birmingham-at-pershore-abbey.html?m=1

Click on the event or service below for more information.

During Covid 19 we are including a full list of all services, concerts and events in this schedule to keep you up to date.

Family History/Records

Parish records are a vital source when tracing your family history and the majority of records for the parishes in the Pershore Benefice have been archived for the period prior to the start of Civil Registration in 1837. More recent records have also been archived.

If the record that you are seeking is not archived at present, and relevant information not available via Civil Registration, please apply in writing to:

Abbey Office, Alveston House, 11 Broad Street, Pershore, WR10 1BB

Giving as many details as you can – church, full names, dates etc. Undertaking searches of parish records can be time consuming, so please consider making a donation for the work undertaken.

If you would like to find the records of a relative please contact the county archive, in the first instance, at Worcestershire Record Office:

Website:
https://www.familytreeresources.co.uk/worcestershire-record-office.html

Address: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB.

Telephone Number: 01905 822866.

E-Mail:
archive@worcestershire.gov.uk