Worship & Services

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 to confirm the services for a particular day. We look forward to welcoming you.

Details and Times of Services:

Sunday Services

Regular / Weekly Services

8:00am Holy Communion
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
This service is in contemporary language and is accompanied by a robed choir. Junior Church, which meets from 10.15am in St Andrew’s Centre on the first three Sundays on the month, join us for communion. On the first three Sundays of the month refreshments are served afterwards. On the third Sunday the ministry of the laying of hands is available during this service.

Other Services

1st Sunday: 5:00pm – Sung Evensong
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
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.

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
Last Wednesday in the month: 7:30pm – Iona Worship

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.

Click on the events below for more information.

For all ticket information, please contact the 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

Saturday December 15
Sunday December 23
Monday December 24
Tuesday December 25
Saturday January 5
No event found!

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