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[5 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Visiting Malmesbury Abbey

You’ll be very warmly welcomed if you are planning a visit to Malmesbury Abbey over the summer. We now have a bookshop, café and toilets in the Abbey and although many of us will be on holiday when you plan your visit, King Athelstan, the first king of all England, will remain in our North Aisle to give you a particularly warm welcome. You can find more details of how to visit and opening hours here and you can find our normal pattern of Sunday services here.
For enquiries regarding future …

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[21 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Music for Autism, June 27th

Neill Archer writes: I don’t normally see people cry in church, the preaching isn’t generally that bad. But last summer I did see people crying for joy when we worked for a day with Music for Autism and the Orchestra of St John’s. Children and young people on the autistic spectrum, from schools across Wiltshire, arrived anxiously with their enablers as a professional orchestra prepared at the front of the Abbey. As the music started everyone relaxed a bit and then the conductor, John Lubbock, started to gently encourage young …

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[22 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Abbey Cafe

Neill writes: Before Easter two tourists came into the Abbey. They walked up to the stewards’ desk and asked ‘do you have a café?’ The steward’s answered no, and then the couple turned around and walked straight out. I want to say they ‘flounced’ out but it wasn’t that dramatic really. You’d want to ask them were they not a little interested in seeing the tomb of the first king of England, Athelstan the Glorious? Did they not want to stand on the site where saints since the 7th century …

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[20 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Some Images from Holy Week 2012

To see the full set of photos from Holy Week, please visit our Facebook Page.

Sally Archer & Band

Sally Archer & Band

Sally Archer & Band

An interview with paleontologist Dr Mike Taylor

Mozart Requiem

Mozart Requiem

At the end of a long youth pilgrimage

Churches together Good Friday  service

Easter eve night vigil

Easter eve night vigil
To see the full set of photos from Holy Week, please visit our Facebook Page.

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[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Resonate is a new community for 18-29 year olds at Malmesbury Abbey.  We will explore what it means to have a life as a Disciple and Pilgrim that resonates with Jesus. We will explore this together through creating a culture of courage and adventure to go to a place with Jesus we have never been before.
If you want to get involved on this journey email me, Lee Barnes, on [email protected]

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[14 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Play your part in something bigger: the Diocese of Bristol

Malmesbury Abbey is part of the Diocese of Bristol. But how do we fit into the diocese? Here is a short animated film that explains all.
Many people ask what a diocese is and how it all fits together. Some people view “the diocese” purely as the central organisation that provides support services to ministers, parishes and church schools.
But a diocese is also the sum of its parts: our 204 churches in seven deaneries, 67 church schools, chaplaincies across the sectors and the structures that help join them together. And …

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[17 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Abbey Worship Songs on Spotify

If you don't know what Spotify is then this will explain.  But basically its a place to listen to music for free!  We have put together a playlist of some of the new songs that Malmesbury Abbey if doing, so if you have Spotify (download it here) click this link for the playlist and listen away.

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[10 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Choral Evensong in 2011 celebrating the KJV

Throughout 2011 Malmesbury Abbey will be celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, also known as the Authorised Version. Most noticeably our Choral Evensong services on the second Sunday of each month at 6.30pm will feature readings from the King James Version and our sung Introits and Anthems will feature outstanding music that finds its inspiration in the King James translation. Details follow:

9th January
The Baptism of Christ

From the rising of the sun - Ouseley

From the Psalter

This is the record of John - Gibbons

13th February
King James …

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[28 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Holiday Club Celebration This Sunday

Our final session of the holiday club will be for all ages at 4pm this sunday. This will be a time of craft, drama and music, with our birdcage CAFE open throughout. Come and find out what we’ve been up to, be challenged by what you hear and have something to take away!
What: End of Holiday Club Celebration
When: Sun 31st Oct
Where: Malmesbury Abbey
Time: 4pm-5pm
Other: Free!

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[6 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ordinations & Licensing

Across the Church of England the end of June and the beginning of July is associated with the ordination of deacons and priests - this is linked to the feast day of St Paul, June 29th. This year there are four people to support or remember in your prayers who have a strong Abbey connection; three ordinations and one licensing. Rev Lee Barnes, curate at the Abbey will be ordained priest on Saturday July 3rd at Bristol Cathedral at 3.30pm. Members of the Malmesbury & Upper Avon group are …

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