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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public worship will resume in the Abbey from 3rd December, and we will be open for visiting on selected days from 11th December.

In the meantime, the Abbey remains open for individual prayer and you are welcome to visit at the following times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Ernest Neville-Rolfe

On the south wall of St Margaret's church Westminster are two tablets of identical design to Admiral Ernest Neville-Rolfe and his wife Janet. Both are buried at Heacham in Norfolk. The inscriptions read: 

+ Admiral Ernest Neville-Rolfe, C.B. 1847-1909. He served this Church and Parish in the office of Churchwarden being loved and trusted by the Rector and Parishioners. He was buried with his fathers at Heacham, Norfolk
+ Janet the beloved wife of Admiral Ernest Neville-Rolfe, C.B. who fell asleep February the 23rd 1908 and was laid to rest at Heacham, Norfolk.

He was born on 11th August 1847 and was a Captain in the Royal Navy in 1884 and then Commander of the Repulse. In 1904 he first served as churchwarden and was made an Admiral in 1907.

Born

11th August 1847

Died

23rd February 1909

Occupation

Sailor

Location

St Margaret's Church

Memorial Type

Tablet

Ernest Neville-Rolfe
Admiral Ernest Neville-Rolfe memorial

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2020 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

Ernest Neville-Rolfe
Janet Neville-Rolfe memorial

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2020 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

Related commemorations

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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