Malmesbury Abbey

Join us for our Advent & Christmas services this season. Tickets will only be required for the Nativity services and will be available on Eventbrite soon. Please note these are in addition to our regular services as per the list below, except that than there will be no Choral Evensong on Christmas Eve.

Statement regarding the break-in at the Malmesbury Abbey:

On Thursday 16th November, there was a break-in at the Malmesbury Abbey, which resulted in a number of items of great significance being stolen.

Wiltshire Police have been notified of the situation and are actively investigating it. At this time, we would like to request the public to provide space for the police to do their work and contact Wiltshire Police directly if anybody has information related to the case.

The Rev’d Oliver Ross, Vicar of Malmesbury & the Upper Avon Group of Churches said: “We are all deeply hurt and dismayed by the break-in at the Abbey. We are amazed that someone would stoop so low as to desecrate and steal from the house of God”

We ask everybody to hold the Malmesbury Abbey, its staff and the community in their prayers at this difficult time, as we work together towards healing and hope for the stolen items to be successfully recovered.

Remember, nothing can separate us from the love of God.”
The Rev. Oliver Ross


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Our regular service pattern is as follows.

Monday – Saturday

9 amMorning Prayer

Every Sunday

9 am
10.30 am
4 pm
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Holy Communion (Common Worship, without choir on the 4th Sunday)
Informal Worship (with Junior Church, band, readings, talk)

4th Sunday

6.30 pmChoral Evensong (Book of Common Prayer with choir)

5th Sunday

11 amCelebration Praise Service (without Communion)
No 10.30 am or 4 pm services.

Every Wednesday

10.30 amHoly Communion (Common Worship)

This may sometimes change for special days; Remembrance Sunday, Christmas, Easter, but we will endeavour to keep the website updated with details.

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Opening Times: The Abbey is open for visitors Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 4.00pm and on Sundays from 12.30pm-3.30pm.

Abbey Bookshop: We are open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Abbey Café: We are open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. For more information about the Abbey Café click here.


Our activities, outreach and worship in this ancient Abbey building rely solely on voluntary financial support.

Would you consider making a donation to help our work continue to thrive?

For more information about giving (click here) or give a one off gift by clicking the link below or scanning the QR code.

Pastoral Support

If you are isolated, have practical needs or would like a phone call from one of our pastoral team, please call the Parish Office on 01666 826666 or email

Social Media & Addresses

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Malmesbury Abbey, Gloucester Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0AA

The Abbey Office, Holloway, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BA
Tel: 01666 826666

The PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Malmesbury with Westport and Brokenborough is a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 1146631) whose registered office is at The Abbey Office, The Old Squash Courts, Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA

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