Malmesbury Abbey

‘Remember nothing can separate us from the love of God.’ The Rev. Oliver Ross.

News update from the Vicar

I thought I would send a brief note out to everyone to let you know of a number of things that are happening.

  1.  Matt Stone, our Curate, as many of you will know is moving to Pucklechurch. This is great news for him and for the church there. We offer him enormous congratulations and pray for his future. If anyone would like to contribute to a gift for him please drop it into the parish office and we will organise. We will see him again particularly at Wild Church – and wasn’t that the most fantastic Christingle reimagined James’s farm?
  • The new chairs have been delivered and I am getting very positive feedback as to their comfort and warmth. A huge thank you all-round to everybody who is involved – particularly Eleanor Green who gave us a Legacy to help and John Jenkins whose expertise led us to the right chair.
  • Recently we interviewed for the posts of Mission Area Youth Enabler and also for the Children’s and Families Worker here at the Abbey. Sadly, we have not been able to fill either of these posts and consequently must start again. Please pray for these gifted folk to come to help us; that they would be the right people for us and we would be the right people for them.
  • With the increase of Covid infections and a new variant we have decided to hold numbers at around 200 and to encourage lateral flow tests and the wearing of masks especially for singing. Also that Leaders of groups and meetings keep a record of who attends so that if someone tests positive we can let others know quickly.
  • Streaming services is one of the new innovations which has come in since Covid. This has implications for Privacy when we meet. Firstly, we will be sending around an email form so that people can give authority for us to stream and contact them. Secondly, we will provide chairs in the South Aisle where children and those not happy to be filmed will be safe from the camera’s eye.

Malmesbury Abbey is seeking a creative and experienced Children’s and Family Worker to join and lead our big Childrens and Youth Team. Please click here to go to jobs page. *Please note that Bristol Diocese is unable currently to accept applications from those requiring visa sponsorship. 

Opening Times: The Abbey will be open for visitors Monday to Saturday at 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Services: Wednesday and Sunday services have now resumed. Please note that some of these services need to be booked in advance on Eventbrite. Please see our weekly news sheet for the latest information (click here).

Morning Prayer: will be running Monday to Friday at 9am. We will use the space between the choir stalls in the Abbey to make social distancing easier. Online Morning Prayer will continue on Facebook at 9am, Monday-Friday.

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 both our outside tables in the Cloister Gardens and our inside seating area. For more information about the Abbey Cafe click here.


Like many other organisations, we are facing huge financial challenges in the coming months. 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.

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

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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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