Worship & General Services

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 out of Covid 19.  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 have not yet been re-instated. Please check our weekly bulletin for details of the services taking place each week.

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 – (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays)
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 Morning Praise – (4th Sundays during Covid 19)
This family friendly half hour service takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month.  It currently replaces our 1030 Eucharist service on 4th Sundays.

Other Sunday 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: 9:45am Café Church in the St Andrew’s Centre
A fresh family friendly way to worship in the Pershore Benefice with worship, music and breakfast.

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

4th Sunday: 9:30am  – Morning Praise – replaces 4th Sunday 1030 Eucharist during Covid 19
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
3rd: 10.30am – Holy Communion
5th: 10.30am – All Benefice Eucharist, please see diary for service venue

Sundays Only:

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

Sundays Only:

2nd: 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

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


Click on the event or service below for more information.

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:


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

Telephone Number: 01905 822866.