Tours, Workshops and Events focused on Religious Education
For KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Workshops

Meet a Priest

Workshop for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Put your questions on Christian teaching and moral, ethical and social issues to a member of the clergy. Can be combined with any RE or Religion and Public Life tour of the Abbey.

Cost: £5 per pupil (includes a tour of the Abbey)
Recommended start times: 10.00 am and 12.45 pm

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Icons

Workshop for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Join icon writer Reverend Regan O’Callaghan for a practical class exploring the rich tradition of icon writing. Using egg tempura, pigments and gold leaf, students will create a beautiful icon and learn about the symbolism of this ancient form of worship. Session is dependent on the availability of Father Regan, so please be flexible when suggesting dates.

Cost: £5 per pupil (includes a tour of the Abbey)
Recommended start times: 10.00 am and 12.45 pm

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Tours

Abbey Through Time

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

See the highlights of the Abbey including the Coronation Chair, the Unknown Warrior and the beautiful Lady Chapel.

Cost: £4 per pupil

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Christian Symbols of Life and Worship

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Explore how symbols help Christians to worship in the Abbey and live the Christian life. This tour looks at how symbolic objects, actions, words and images are used in baptism, marriage and funerals and considers the importance of these rites of passage for Christians.

Cost: £4 per pupil

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Pilgrimage

Tour for KS3 and KS4 students

Why have people come to the Abbey as pilgrims for nearly a thousand years? Find out about the Shrine of Saint Edward the Confessor in the past and today, and consider what pilgrimage means to Christians and offers to all.

Cost: £4 per pupil

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Religion & Science

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Some of the greatest, and most controversial, scientists are buried or remembered at Westminster Abbey. This tour explores the 21st century binary of science and religion and asks if it was always and will always be thus.

Cost: £4 per pupil

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Religion in Public Life

Tour for KS4 and KS5 students

Consider what Britain as a ‘Christian Country’ means in the Coronation Church, where Benedictine values of hospitality, mutual respect and tolerance shape a continuing contribution to contemporary society. Additional ‘Meet a Priest’ workshop recommended.

Cost: £4 per pupil

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Church & State

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

See where Parliament met in medieval times and explore the historical and contemporary links between the Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Cost: £4 per pupil

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British Values

Tour for KS3 students

Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance – with a dose of wonder! Find out how Westminster Abbey underpins and upholds core British values.

Cost: £4 per pupil

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Events

Question Time

8th November 2017, 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
St Margaret’s Church

Event for students aged 16+

Give your students an opportunity to debate issues of their choosing with a panel of distinguished speakers.

Cost: £5 per pupil, max. 15 students per school

This event is now fully booked, add your school to the waiting list

Science and Religion Conference

7th February 2018, 10.00 am - 2.30 pm
St Margaret’s Church

Event for students aged 16+

Interrogate the power and limitations of science in helping us make sense of our existence and the big questions of life and the universe. This full day event comprises tour, workshop and Q & A.

Cost: £7 per pupil

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