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  • Abbey900, Cirencester

    This year marks the 900th anniversary of the founding of Cirencester's Augustinian Abbey of St Mary and you'll find a year-long festival in the town to celebrate. The abbey was founded by King Henry I in 1117.

    The opening ceremony will be performed by the Bishop of Gloucester on 28th February in the parish church after a commemmorative tree-planting in the abbey grounds.

    The celebrations will include concerts, photography and flower competitions, guided walks of the abbey, athletics events, performing arts and two re-enactments.

    You can find out more about what's on at: www.cirencesterchamber.org.uk/abbey-900

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