King Edward the Confessor, in the 11th Century, gave lands formerly belonging to Pershore Abbey to endow his cherished foundation at Westminster Abbey. St Andrew's was built to serve the tenants of the Abbot of Westminster.

Parts of the present building date back to 1170. Major alterations and additions were made in the 14th, 15th and 19th Centuries. Services of worship continued until the 1960s.

The Abbey now rents the building and pays a rent of "a pound of Pershore plums" which is paid on August Bank Holiday Monday when Pershore holds its famous Plum Fayre at the end of the month long Plum Festival.

Today it is where many of our Church based activities - Junior Church, Mother's Union, Parents and Toddlers and Women's Fellowship - take place. It has a ring of 8 bells enabling our ringers to practise on a lighter set and without having to climb the Abbey tower.

Now refurbished with modern toilet and kitchen facilities the Centre is available for hire for meetings, parties and small conferences. Please contact the Abbey Office (01386 552071) or email for details.  See pictures of the centre laid out for Harvest Supper and a Wedding reception.

St Andrew's Centre Trust is a Registered Charity 501353

St Andrew's Parish Centre

St Andrew's Centre

Available for hire

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