Shrewsbury Abbey

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Contact Us

The Abbey Office is open Monday – Friday from 9.30am – 12.30pm, and the staff can be reached at 01743 232723.

Our Address:

Shrewsbury Abbey,
Abbey Foregate,

For enquiries regarding buildings, schedules, registrars, archives, baptisms, weddings or funerals, and recitals or concerts please email our Parish Administrator, Lynne Bates at

For enquiries regarding the Gift Shop, please email Michael Purslow at

For enquiries regarding music and choir, please email Peter Smith at

For spiritual enquiries, please email Vicar Paul Firmin at

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How to get to Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is located in the county of Shropshire is on the border of north Wales and is bordered by Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Shropshire is approximately 3 hours by car from London, an hour from Manchester, and about 45 minutes from Birmingham.

By Car

Shrewsbury connects to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. The A49, A5, A53, A458 all make Shrewsbury easily accessible.

Limited free parking is available to Abbey visitors. For longer stays, there is a (charged) Local Authority carpark across the street.

Click here to use the AA routefinder to plan your journey.

By Rail

Shrewsbury is linked by a regular main line rail service. For rail timetables, please visit the Network Rail website or phone 08457 484950.

By Air

The nearest airports to Shrewsbury are in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. All are approximately one hour away. Train connections are available from Birmingham and Manchester airports.

By Bus and Coach

For the National Express, please call 08705 808080.

For details of Bus routes and times within the county, please call the Shropshire Traveline on 0870 6082608 or contact a Visitor Information Centre.

For detailed information and assistance on travelling within Shropshire, call Severn Dee Travel at 01691 – 681010. Alternatively, visit Travel Line Midlands online at

By Water

Although Shrewsbury is inland, the town is well serviced by Britain’s extensive canals and waterways. Further information about these canals is available from British Waterways. Shrewsbury is looped by the famous river Severn, making a river trip the perfect way to experience the town.

Shrewsbury Park and Ride

The Park and Ride comes every 10-15 minutes Monday – Saturday from ‘Start of Day’ until 6:00 pm. The Park and Ride route with the nearest stop to the Abbey is Meole Brace Park and Ride, stop ‘Old Potts Way’. For Harlescott Livestock Market and Oxon Park and Ride, the closest stop is Dogpole.