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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey remains open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily Eucharist service if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines.

However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.

Martyrs of the Reformation

On 13th October 1977 Lady Fisher of Lambeth unveiled a memorial stone to Martyrs of the Reformation. This is just to the west of the tomb of Elizabeth I and her half sister Mary I in Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey. The stone was cut by David Kindersley and the inscription reads:

NEAR THE TOMB OF MARY AND ELIZABETH REMEMBER BEFORE GOD ALL THOSE WHO DIVIDED AT THE REFORMATION BY DIFFERENT CONVICTIONS LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR CHRIST AND CONSCIENCE' SAKE.

Over the west door of the Abbey the statues of 10 modern martyrs were unveiled in 1998.

Memorial

13th October 1977

Location

Lady Chapel

Memorial Type

Stone

Material Type

Stone

Martyrs of the Reformation
Martyrs of the Reformation

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2021 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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