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GLOUCESTER: Hospitality rewarded

by Margaret Duggan

WHEN the flood waters poured into Tewkesbury Abbey in the summer of 2007, cash drained out of the abbey refectory, as visitors ceased to come, and, by January 2009, the refectory was forced to close.

But you cannot have a great and beautiful Benedictine abbey in the Gloucester diocese — “the second-largest parish church in England” — without providing some refreshment for its visitors. So, just over a year ago, the refectory reopened under a new name: the Touching ...

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