Elstow Abbey will be open again

As of July 4th 2020, Elstow Abbey will reopen - albeit on a limited basis:
In common with all churches, we are required to put on number of restrictions in place: You will be required to sanitize your hands upon entry and maintain 2 metres social distancing as much as possible. Because of this we will not allow more than 24 people into the church building at any time. The church will initially be open only for Private Prayer, so please do respect the sacredness of the place and allow people the opportunity to sit in the peaceful presence of God. You will also be able to light a candle if you wish. We can now also resume conducting funerals. weddings and baptisms, although all these too will have restrictions on them.
We will be open:
  • Saturday 10:00am – 12noon
  • Sunday 10:00am – 12noon and 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

In a few weeks time we hope to be in the position to offer some form of corporate worship including regular Holy Communion Services. The worship of God can also continue in our hearts and in our homes and our care for each other continues outside this building.

Please look at Elstow Abbey's Facebook pages for further information as it becomes available. There is also a new Coronavirus Book for Children that can be read on-line or downloaded from the Coronavirus page.


If you would like to support Elstow Abbey - both the building and our Christian ministry - please visit the 'Please support ...' page from the menu above and follow the link to 'givealittle'. Also, if you are interested in our project to transform the Hillersden Hall ruins into a wonderful community and Christian centre, please look at the 'Hillersden Hall' menu item above. With grateful thanks, Elstow Abbey. (July 2020)