Cancellation - Tintern Abbey Sung Vespers 2021

The Friends of Our Lady of Tintern Committee were planning to hold Sung Vespers on 12 Sep 2021. Planning was complicated not only by Covid regulations but also by ongoing repairs to the fabric of the Abbey. However, a suitable location had been provisionally agreed and an outline planning submission made to CADW for the event to go ahead.

Regrettably planning has now stopped and the Service has had to be cancelled. This is because it is current CADW Policy that all community events at their historic sites are to be limited to the attendance of 50 people until the 1 October 2021. Whilst there are a few trials underway which allow greater numbers these could not be extended to accommodate Vespers. It is also fair to say that the inevitable planning delays caused by the various Covid regulation changes have also impacted on CADW’s ability to process community applications quickly.

We will once again seek to hold Sung Vespers on 11 Sep 2022 and in the meantime will continue to progress work on establishing and installing signs on the Marian Way Pilgrimage Walk and will look to hold a fund-raising event in Spring 2022.