Welcome to The Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Botolph
in Thorney, Cambridgeshire

A site of unbroken Christian worship for over a thousand years,
whose walls have echoed to the praise of the Holy Trinity in
Latin, French, English and German


This former Benedictine Abbey Church now serves the Parish of Thorney in the City of Peterborough.


The Christian community of Thorney provides a rich pattern of worship for a whole range of ages and needs. It exists as a sign of God's presence in the village as well as in the wider world. It is committed, following the example of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to the care and wellbeing of the whole community.

The Parish News is available from the bookstall. The bookstall also contains publications about the history and life of Thorney.

The Abbey is a centre of pilgrimage, besides being a historic monument. It is also a venue for concerts and presentations throughout the year. Please see the events section for more information.