We are delighted to be able to extend a warm welcome to everyone at Pershore Abbey.

We hope that, as you visit the Abbey and contemplate its glorifying of the majesty of God, you will find in its peacefulness an inspiration for your spiritual journey and pilgrimage through life. God bless you on that journey.

Opening Hours

We are open every day from

8am to 5.30pm

Occasionally during the week we have Funeral or Memorial Services and on those occasions we would ask you explore the town first and to come back a little later.

Large Groups

If you are coming as a party we would ask you to pre-book via the Abbey Office (01386 552071). If required we can provide a guided tour.


Photographs

You are most welcome to take photos for your private use. If you want to take photos for any commercial purpose you will require a licence and a charge will be payable.

All enquiries to the Abbey Office telephone 01386 552071


Sound and Video Recordings

All enquiries to the Abbey Office telephone 01386 552071


Entry Charges

Entry to the Abbey is FREE of charge. We do however invite you to make a donation towards the running costs and conservation of this important historic building. Donations can be made using any of the donation boxes located around the Abbey – preferably using Gift Aid.  You can also make a gift aid donation by card at our donation point located by the bookstall.

Tower Tours

We run a selection of conducted tours at the abbey, details of which are listed below. They are run on most public holidays. In order that you are not disappointed booking is recommended. If you are interested in doing a Group tour these can be arranged for other times. For all enquires please contact the church office:

Call: 01386 552071

Email: abbeytours@pershoreabbey.org.uk

Tower Tours

Conducted tours up the Tower including the Belfry, (but not the Ringing Cage).

  • Tours last between 30 & 40 minutes and cannot be reduced except in an emergency
  • Children aged 7-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No children under 7 admitted
  • The maximum number per group is 12 persons plus two Abbey guides
  • Suitable footwear is necessary
  • No sticks or baggage to be carried, other than cameras or binoculars
  • Groups must stay together and follow guides’ instructions
  • Behaviour must be seemly at all times
  • Tower visitors must not enter any areas marked “No Entry”
  • Tours may be cancelled or shortened by the guides for any reason

There are about 200 steps, some narrow, steep and uneven; some archways are low; there are very few high viewpoints.

The climb is not suitable for pregnant women, the elderly or infirm. It is not suitable for anyone who suffers from vertigo, claustrophobia, heart or back problems, or any condition which may lead to a medical emergency ( a stretcher will not fit down the narrow spiral stairs.)

You decide if you are fit enough and you climb at your own risk.

Adults (15 yrs and over)    £4

Children (7-14 yrs)  £2

No group discounts

No children under 7

History Tours

Conducted tours up the Tower including the Belfry, (but not the Ringing Cage).

  • Tours last between 30 & 40 minutes
  • Children aged 7-14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Groups must stay together and follow guides’ instructions
  • Behaviour must be seemly at all times
  • Tours may be cancelled or shortened by the guides for any reason

Adults (15 yrs and over)    £3

Children (7-14 yrs)  £2

No group discounts

Plum Fayre: August Bank Holiday Weekend

Every year we join with the town in celebrating the Plum Festival over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. On the Sunday we hold a special Teddy Bears’ Service on Abbey Park. At our Plum Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday owners of brave teddies can see them parachute off the ringing chamber or go down the zip wire from the top of the tower. On the Abbey Park there is also a car show which attracts almost a thousand vintage cars. All day we serve tea and cake at St Andrew’s Centre.