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Donating to the Hexham Abbey Project

The Hexham Abbey Project aims to develop the Abbey and its adjoining former monastic buildings as a welcoming place which draws people in to participate, to learn and to be inspired, not only about the Abbey itself but also about the major role that this remarkable building has played in the development of the town of Hexham and the Christian heritage of the North East.

We propose to do this by taking advantage of a once-in-nearly-500-years opportunity to acquire the adjoining Carnaby Buildings. This forms a major part of the former monastic complex, which was lost to the Church at the time of the Reformation in 1537, and we will refurbish them to allow greatly improved access to the Abbey’s fascinating heritage and provide a much needed resource that will significantly enhance:

  • the facilities available for use by the congregation and local community;
  • the experience of the many visitors who come to the Abbey, the town of Hexham and the wider region.

This ambitious project will cost £3 million to develop and, thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Abbey’s Patrons, and the generosity of donors and grant-making trusts, we are now just £400,000 short of the overall sum.

Please could you help us reach our target and make this project a success? We are currently testing the best available facility for making on-line donations, but in the mean time please could you download and print the donation form available HERE?

Thank you for your help and involvement with this project.