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In March 2020, Hexham Abbey closed its doors to visitors for the first time since the Black Death. This event had a huge impact on us all but whilst the building was closed, the Abbey continued its ministry in different ways. The weekly pewsheet became a lifeline for many; people were supported through pastoral phone calls; our community worshipped and remained connected via Zoom services; the choirs rehearsed on-line. Once we could, we ensured that worship in, and visits to the Abbey began safely again.
However, the Abbey suffered a massive financial loss. With a huge drop in visitor numbers and the decimation of occasional offices, lettings, concerts, trading activity and donations, the Abbey's income was down by at least £100,000.
During October, many people gave very generously to the Bounce Back Appeal and we raised over £83,000.
This has really helped to plug the huge gap in our finances caused by the loss of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are so grateful to everybody who contributed.
If you haven't yet contributed and would like to, it is not too late. Every gift helps to secure the Abbey's future. You can make a contribution by clicking the button below.