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  • 05 Aug 2014

    Candelight Vigil marks Great War Centenary

  • 04 Aug 2014

    Abbey publishes Order of Service for First World War Vigil

  • 21 Jul 2014

    The Measure of All Things exhibition opens

    The Measure of All Things, an exhibition by Hughie O’Donoghue R.A., has opened in the Chapter House as part of the Abbey’s plans to mark the centenary of the First World War.

  • 09 Jul 2014

    Westminster Abbey honours father of modern Australia

    His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service to Dedicate a Memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip RN at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 9th July.

  • 07 Jul 2014

    Westminster Abbey holds annual Civic Service

    The Dean of Westminster welcomed The Lord Mayor of Westminster and Deputy High Steward of the Abbey, Councillor Audrey Lewis, and other City of Westminster councillors to Westminster Abbey for the Civic Service on Sunday 6th July.

  • 27 Jun 2014

    Archbishops endorse Abbey's First World War vigil liturgy

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have endorsed Westminster Abbey’s liturgy for churches planning to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

  • 17 Jun 2014

    St Margaret's marks Desert Rats homecoming

    A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for the 7th Armoured Brigade deployed in Operation Herrick 19 in Afghanistan was held at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 17th June at 11.00 am.

  • 11 Jun 2014

    Abbey celebrates life of Sir John Tavener

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir John Tavener at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 11th June at 12 noon.

  • 03 Jun 2014

    Abbey to honour New South Wales founder

    His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a service to dedicate a memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip RN in the Nave at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 9th July.

  • 23 May 2014

    Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey appointed Canon of Westminster

    The Venerable Jane Sinclair, Archdeacon of Stow and Lindsey, has been appointed by the Crown to the Canonry of Westminster vacant through the appointment of Canon Jane Hedges as Dean of Norwich.’

  • 20 May 2014

    Chilean Navy honours Lord Cochrane

    The Chilean Navy paid its annual tribute at the grave of Admiral Cochrane, the 10th Earl of Dundonald, on Tuesday 20th May 2014.

  • 14 May 2014

    Suffragan Bishop of Lewes consecrated at Abbey

    The Right Reverend Richard Jackson was ordained and consecrated to the episcopate as Suffragan Bishop of Lewes in the Diocese of Chichester by the Archbishop of Canterbury and other bishops at a Eucharist in the Abbey on Wednesday 14th May 2014, the feast of St Matthias the Apostle.

  • 09 May 2014

    Abbey Welcomes Her Majesty The Queen to Bath Service

    Her Majesty The Queen, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Great Master of the Order, attended the Service and Ceremony of the Installation of Knights Grand Cross of the Order in Henry VII’s Lady Chapel, Chapel of the Order, at Westminster Abbey on Friday 9th May 2014.

  • 08 May 2014

    Florence Nightingale remembered in annual celebration

    Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, attended a Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 7th May 2013 at 6.30pm.

  • 01 May 2014

    Prime Minister of Japan visits Abbey

    The Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Shinzo Abe, visited Westminster Abbey and laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior on Thursday 1st May 2014.

  • 30 Apr 2014

    HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to attend Abbey’s First World War Vigil

    HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will attend a candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey on Monday 4th August at 10.00pm, which will be held to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

  • 25 Apr 2014

    Abbey marks ANZAC Day 2014

    His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester attended the annual Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day at Westminster Abbey on Friday 25th April 2014.

  • 17 Apr 2014

    Westminster Abbey offers help to churches planning First World War Vigils

    Westminster Abbey has published a suggested First World War Vigil structure online which is intended to offer material to the wider Church, community groups and other faith communities which may be helpful in planning their own commemorative event on the night of 4th August 2014.

  • 08 Apr 2014

    President of Ireland lays wreath at Grave of the Unknown Warrior

    The President of Ireland, His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, accompanied by his wife, Mrs Sabina Higgins, visited Westminster Abbey and laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior on Tuesday 8th April 2014.

  • 27 Mar 2014

    The Funeral of Tony Benn

    The funeral of Labour former Cabinet minister Tony Benn took place at St Margaret’s Church Westminster Abbey on Thursday 27th March 2014.

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