There has been a place of worship on this site since Anglo-Saxon times. The Abbey was founded as a Benedictine Monastery by Roger de Montgomery in 1083 on the site of an existing Saxon church. After the dissolution of the monasteries in the reign of King Henry VIII the part of the Abbey building which survived continued as a Parish Church – as it is to this day.
Shrewsbury Abbey and St Peter’s Monkmoor form the Parish of the Holy Cross. The parish is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults, adopting National and Diocesan Safeguarding policies. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Lichfield Diocese safeguarding webpage has vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises PSOs. If you are concerned about a child or adult who may be at risk, please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact your local police and your local authority Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Services.
The Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Diana Morgan, who can be contacted on 07710 423312
DISABLED ACCESS: Our South Door on Abbey Foregate has level access suitable for wheelchairs. Our main West Doors can be accessed by wheelchairs and scooters using portable ramps kept just inside. Our volunteers are on hand each day from 11.00 to 3.00 to help you. (The Abbey is open from 10.00 to 4.00.)