Welcome to St Andrew's Centre - originally a Church built by Edward The Confessor - now converted to serve Pershore as a Community Centre

Looking for a very fine venue for a conference, a party, a celebratory event or a funeral wake? Don’t look beyond St Andrew’s Centre at Pershore Abbey. Complete with modern kitchen/dish washer with all facilities, fully-heated, a toilet block with easy access, and newly painted surroundings, the Centre can hold up to 100 people for an event.

Following a wedding in the Abbey, St Andrew’s is ideal for an intimate reception. Families looking for a venue for a wake following a funeral can feel relaxed and supported in the comfortable surroundings of this ancient, former parish church.

Now refurbished with modern toilet and kitchen facilities the Centre is available for hire for meetings, parties and small conferences.

St Andrew’s Centre Trust is a Registered Charity 501353

For further information and enquiries about hire, please contact the Abbey Office:

Call: 01386 552071

Call: standrews@pershoreabbey.org.uk

Facility Information

The main hall is ideal for:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Parties
  • Meetings
  • Lectures
  • Society meetings
  • Meals

It can accommodate up to 75 people and is available to hire from £12 an hour with other rates for weddings, weekends and special events

A full catering kitchen, equipped with all the plates, cups, saucers and a commercial dishwasher to wash up.

The upstairs room is also available for smaller gatherings, meetings etc. and costs from £8 an hour.

Please note there is no disabled access to the upstairs room.

History of the Centre

King Edward the Confessor, in the 11th Century, gave lands formerly belonging to Pershore Abbey to endow his cherished foundation at Westminster Abbey. St Andrew’s was built to serve the tenants of the Abbot of Westminster.

Parts of the present building date back to 1170. Major alterations and additions were made in the 14th, 15th and 19th Centuries. Services of worship continued until the 1960s.

The Abbey now rents the building and pays a rent of “a pound of Pershore plums” which is paid on August Bank Holiday Monday when Pershore holds its famous Plum Fayre at the end of the month long Plum Festival.

Today it is where many of our Church based activities – Junior Church, Mother’s Union, Parents and Toddlers and Women’s Fellowship – take place. It has a ring of 8 bells enabling our ringers to practise on a lighter set and without having to climb the Abbey tower.