Malmesbury Abbey - Today's Church

The Abbey TodayThe Abbey still dominates the town and the Christian community that worship there are an important thread in the life of the town.

Malmesbury is joined by the parishes of Westport, Brokenborough, Corston and Rodbourne. It is an ecumenical church with a wide range of services and activities.

The church is open every day and stewards are keen to help visitors. The building is magnificent and houses King Athelstan's tomb (but not, it is thought, his bones). Four volumes of a wonderful illuminated medieval bible are displayed as are other church treasures in modern showcases provided by Friends of the Abbey.

In 1945 the 'Friends of Malmesbury Abbey' was founded to help preserve and enhance this gem of a building; it still does so today.