May Moore Trust

The May Moore Trust was formed in 1980 for the benefit of older people in Malmesbury. May Moore, whose father owned and managed The Old Bell, was well known in the town, and a member of the Abbey congregation. She died in 1978 leaving a legacy to establish the May Moore Trust.

The May Moore Chaplain’s role is to:

  • Visit older people in their homes, or residential / nursing homes
  • Facilitate and build teams of volunteers to visit and pray with older people offering spiritual and pastoral support and friendship, and to take Holy Communion to the housebound
  • Lead worship services in local residential homes
  • Oversee the weekly Time for Chat coffee morning and annual Songs of Praise service, and organise other events which would interest older people, such as discussions, drama, teas, and entertainment
  • Offer end-of-life, funeral, and bereavement care
  • Liaise with other outside agencies as needed
  • Work alongside organisations in the community which benefit older people

In order to continue this valued ministry, the Trust does require donations and legacies. If you feel that you would like to support the on-going work of the May Moore Trust, either financially, or by prayer, please contact the Abbey Office.