Welcome to Celebrate Church! We are a Fresh Expression of Church lovingly seeded from Tewkesbury Abbey in Priors Park for families who love to come together to have fun, get to know Jesus, grow together in faith, support and care for each other and those in our wider community.
We are an inclusive community where all are welcome. We particularly suit families of all ages as children are always present and fully involved.
We normally meet every Saturday 3pm in Tewkesbury Youth Support Center Link Rd GL20 5JQ as a whole community . We also meet weekly on Zoom for our Bible study and at other times for family events, holidays, kids and teenage stuff and sometimes just for lunch! Sharing food together and with others, is an important part of how we express ourselves as a loving family in our community, particularly in these challenging times where financial resources are in short supply for our area.
Come and join us, we'd love to welcome you!
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With a history stretching over almost 900 years Tewkesbury Abbey is one of the largest parish churches in the country. The present building was consecrated in 1121 and continues to be a parish church for Tewkesbury because it was purchased from Henry VIII's commissioners in 1540 for the then huge sum of £453. The Abbey has seen many changes over 900 years and continues to evolve as a living parish church for Tewkesbury. We welcome everyone regardless of faith or no faith and hope that, whether you visit for a service or to see our architecture and history, your visit will bring refreshment to body, mind and spirit.
The parish of Tewkesbury: St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey) is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
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