Visit Shrewsbury Abbey


OPEN 10:30 to 15:30 DAILY (Thursdays 10:00 to 16:00)

  • Open to all, of any faith or none
  • We are disabled friendly
  • Babies may be fed here and we have changing facilities
  • We are also dog friendly, with complimentary water and biscuits
  • No admission charge
  • Donations and shop purchases are always welcome


There will be a Choral Eucharist for the Feast of St Benedict at 7.30pm, with a short sermon on the founder of the Benedictine Order. Everyone will be made most welcome.



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.

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