Welcome to The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Botolph, more commonly know as Thorney Abbey. This former Benedictine Abbey is part of the Diocese of Peterborough, within the Church of England.
We are an integral part of the life of the village of Thorney and its surrounding area. The Christian community of Thorney provides a rich pattern of worship for a whole range of ages and needs. We exist as a sign of God’s presence in the village as well as in the wider world. We are committed, following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the care and wellbeing of the whole community.
The Abbey serves as a focus within village life and as well as a thriving church life is regularly involved in community events across the area.
If you live in the area or are just visiting we’d love to welcome you to one of our services, we have a main Sunday service at 11am, which is normally a Sung Eucharist, except on the 2nd Sunday of the month where we have a more informal family service at which our Children’s Choir often sings.
We do also have a Holy Communion Service at 8am on the 2nd Sunday. During the week on Wednesdays at 9.30am there is a short service of Morning Prayer.
You can see more details of all of our services here.
Music at the Abbey
The Abbey has a strong choral tradition and the music is led by an Honourary Musical Director, with an adult choir of around twelve voices. We do also have a Children’s Choir which is co-organised with the local primary school, the Duke of Bedford. You find out more about music at the Abbey here.
What area does the parish of Thorney cover?
The Parish boundary for Thorney is shown in the map, everything on and within the marker line is part of the parish.