Following the announcements by the Prime Minister on Monday 14th June it will no longer be possible for the Friends’ Festival to be held exactly as planned. The Friends are working closely with the Vicar and Churchwardens to ensure that the events for the day can be held in a Covid secure way which is compliant with current Government restrictions. This post will be updated when final arrangements have been made.
On 13th March about 100 individuals gathered virtually to hear a lecture by Dr Andy Moir on the recent findings from dendrochronological research into timber framed buildings in Tewkesbury, including timbers at the Abbey. This excellent talk was recorded and is now available from this page on the website.
On a cold and damp day in November 2019 I was able to explore some of the hidden spaces in the Abbey. The weather did nothing to dampen my enthusiasm. If you would like a glimpse of the medieval roof spaces of this 900 year old building, without climbing all the steps, you can follow my story here – “A Day in the Loft”. Along the way you can see more of the work the Friends do for the upkeep of the fabric of the building. I hope you enjoy reading about a hidden aspect of the Abbey.