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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey will re-open for sightseeing visitors from Friday 21st May.

In the meantime, we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services. We are also open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Wilfred Thomas Edwards

Wilfred Thomas Edwards was a generous benefactor to the Westminster Abbey restoration appeal which culminated in the cleaning of Henry VII's Lady Chapel in 1995. His name is recorded on one of the enamelled copper plaques in the vestibule of this chapel. These were designed by Donald Buttress and painted by Kenneth Breese in 1999. This shows his coat of arms (tierced per pale gules bezantee argent and in pale a tally stick sable. On a chief embattled or three Stafford knots sable) and crest (On a coronet or statant within the same a rook close and guardant proper resting the dexter claw upon a pair of dividers or. Mantled gules doubled argent). His name and motto Nunquam Non Nova is inscribed. He was a long serving Voluntary Helper at the Abbey and died in 2011.




Lady Chapel

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Wilfred Thomas Edwards
Wilfred Thomas Edwards memorial

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2021 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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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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