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The Revd Canon Claire Lording

Benefice Office

11 Broad Street, Pershore,Worcestershire, UK, WR10 1BB

Call: +44 (0)1386 552071

Office hours open to the public:11am - 12noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays) Please note that all calls and emails will be answered during the hours of9am - 1pm Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)


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Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Suzanne ClarkeTel: 01386 553293Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Sara SpeedTel: 01386 710776Safeguarding Officer for Children and Young Adults: Suzanne ClarkeTel: 01386 553293Safeguarding Officer for Vulnerable Adults: Judy DaleTel: 01386 552744

Children & Families

Children & Families Worker: Sam Andrews 

St Andrew's Centre

Abbey Link Magazine

For contributions: Chris Kimberley

For advertisements: David Paynter

The Friends

The Friends of Pershore Abbey CIOPO Box 46, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1YN

This Website

How can I help?

Looking into the future and preserving the past

The Abbey’s work is immense and vital. Keeping this ancient building maintained and repaired, holding Abbey and other services daily, open and functioning for worshippers, pilgrims, visitors and attendees of the many events in the Abbey involves a huge amount of resources.

It costs over £20 AN HOUR just to keep the Abbey going – that is without counting the many hours willingly given by volunteers who assist in a multitude of ways. The Abbey receives no direct Government funding. Instead, it is the generosity of our congregation, volunteers, supporters and visitors – together with people like you, wherever they are in the world, who help us to ensure the Abbey remains open and free to all those who come to visit.

For further details of how we raise money and how these funds are processed and allocated, please contact the office in the first instance, on 01386 552071 or email office@pershoreabbey.org.uk.

If you have any complaints regarding our fundraising activities and procedures, please contact the office in the first instance, who will assist you with our complaints procedure.

Alternatively you can email our Fundraising Regulator at admin@fundraisingregulator.org.uk or visit www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk for more information on our regulatory body.

There are a number of ways a donation can be given:

  1. By donating regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme. Please follow this link for full details of how to set up regular giving: Pershore Abbey Parish Giving Scheme
  2. By donating through Stewardship.org.uk.  Please follow this link to do direct to our dedicated giving page: Stewardship.org.uk
  3. By using one of the donation boxes within the Abbey or using our Contactless Donation Station which is situated by the Abbey Bookstall
  4. If you have a Charities Aid Account or Stewardship Account we welcome CAF cheques. (Please see www.cafonline.org and www.stewardship.org.uk if you want more details)
  5. By contributing a cheque (made payable to Pershore Abbey PCC)
  6. Give As You Earn. This is the UK’s largest payroll giving scheme. It’s one of the easiest ways for people to give regularly to charity – plus it’s flexible and tax efficient. Give As You Earn is operated through the workplace, and you need to be paid a salary or get your pension paid through PAYE. You tell your payroll department how much they want to give and who you want to give to and the money is automatically deducted from your pay packet before tax is taken out. Donations to the Abbey will then be paid directly into its Bank account on a monthly basis. Your payroll department will need details of the Abbey’s Bank account as given on the downloadable Bank Standing Order form.
  7. By downloading and printing the Bank Standing Order and Gift Aid forms below

If you are a UK taxpayer, by completing the Gift Aid Declaration Form and returning it to us, you will enable us to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations. If you are able to make a regular commitment and you can do it through your Bank please help us in that way. Although the Income Tax rate has been reduced to 20% the Chancellor has announced a measure to enable us to recover 25p for every pound you give us.

Donating regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme. Please follow this link for full details of how to set up regular giving: Pershore Abbey Parish Giving Scheme

Donations can now be made at stewardship.org.uk.  Just click on the icon below to go straight to our dedicated page and follow the simple guidelines.

Donations can also be made online at www.cafonline.org (The charity is listed as “PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of the Abbey Church of the Holy Cross Pershore” – a simple search for the town of “Pershore” will display a list which contains this charity.)

Due to the admin costs of this online facility we invite you to make a minimum donation of £40 – equivalent to 2 hours cost of maintaining the Abbey. If you are able to donate a larger sum – a few hours or perhaps a day – then feel free to make a bigger donation for God’s work.

Parish Giving Scheme Direct Debit Leaflet and Form
Bank Standing Order
Gift Aid Declaration Form

If you do not have a printer please send a stamped addressed envelope to the address below requesting the relevant forms.

The Stewardship Officer
The Benefice Office,
Alveston House,
11 Broad Street
Worcestershire WR10 1BB

Leaving a gift to Pershore Abbey in your will is a personal way of ensuring that future generations can continue to discover and enjoy everything that the Abbey has to offer.

Legacy gifts are a tax-effective way of giving and are incredibly important to the Abbey. You can choose to leave a specific amount (pecuniary legacy) or a part of your estate (residuary legacy) once you have provided for those closest to you.

Your solicitor will be able to advise on suitable wording.

Is there a special date on the calendar that marks an anniversary or memory of a loved one?
Why not floodlight Pershore Abbey for the occasion – you can sponsor the floodlighting on your special date, one night for 3 years for just £18.00
Download and complete the form below and post it with your payment to Angela Gerrard.

Floodlighting Application Form

Although the installation of the organ is now complete, you can still be part of our dream and give your support to Pershore Abbey by adopting a pipe for yourself, in memory of a loved one or as a unique and lasting gift.

All of our facade pipes have now been adopted, but we still have many internal pipes available.

Download our Pipe Dreams Adoption Form for further information or to adopt a pipe.

Gift Certificates are also available.

Please note that we are no longer able to add an individual dedication to your pipe, however, your dedication will still be recorded and displayed within the Abbey for future generations.

Thank you for your support

The Abbey brings people together every day of the year, providing a welcoming space for spiritual reflection, music, art, historical discovery, learning, friendship and community.

Donations are hugely important to the Abbey’s future. It is thanks to the generosity of people who love the Abbey that we are able to protect its heritage and support its mission. You may live far away but, if you can, please help us with a Donation and pray that the lord will direct us to use it wisely. Thank you for your support.