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Abbey re-opens for services

Abbey re-opens for services

Friday, 3rd July 2020

Abbey mourns Canon Tuckwell

Abbey mourns Canon Tuckwell

Monday, 29th June 2020

Wander through Westminster Abbey

Wander through Westminster Abbey

Friday, 10th July 2020

Various times | Online | Free

Painting of the north side of Westminster Abbey, circa 1820

Our history

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.

The Abbey's history
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Today's services

Friday, 3rd July 2020
St Thomas the Apostle
There are no services on this day

Until Saturday 4th July, the Abbey is open for private prayer only between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Regular daily services resume from Sunday 5th July.

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Support Us

Support from our visitors and donors helps us care for the Abbey and keeps us open as a living working church. We are independent and receive no funding from the Church, the Government or, the Crown. So, your help really counts.

How you can help
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I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.

Pamela - Rector's Secretary

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