Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury SY2 6BS                      

CONCERT:- ELGAR'S 'THE KINGDOM' see below

Parking, wheelchair access, WC by prior arrangement. Open daylight hours.

Founded as a Benedictine monastery by Roger de Montgomery in 1083 on the site of an existing wooden Saxon church and dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, the Abbey is near Shrewsbury Centre; follow the brown heritage signs from the south and the east.  The Abbey became the object of medieval pilgrims coming to pray at the relics of St Winefride.  It hosted English parliaments in 1283 and 1398 and was surrendered to the crown in 1540 at the Dissolution of the monasteries. Amidst much destruction, the nave remained as the Parish Church, later surviving Cromwellian bombardment.  A new east window by John Pearson was added in the nineteenth century.

A memorial to the First World War poet, Wilfred Owen, stands in the grounds. 

Read more about Shrewsbury Abbey.

Photo: Abbey website

Shrewsbury Choral Society presents

ELGAR’S

THE KINGDOM
Saturday 30th March 2019 7.30 pm 

Shrewsbury Abbey

Conductor: Dr Martin Cook
Shrewsbury Sinfonia: leader Anne Tupling

Soloists:- Janet Fischer, Soprano;   Alison kettlewell, Mezzo soprano;

Jonathan Cooke, Tenor;    Eddie Wade Baritone
Tickets: Adults £15 under 16s free

Available from Pengwern bookshop and choir members.

Tickets also available from the Shrewsbury Choral Society
website.