Two men playing drums down the Abbey Nave.

The Commonwealth Service 2024

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The Commonwealth Service, a celebration of the Commonwealth which is in its 75th anniversary year, will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 11th March at 2.45pm.

The Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey has been held since 1972. It celebrates the people and cultures of the Commonwealth nations. The Commonwealth is an association of 54 member states with a combined population of 2.4 billion citizens, almost a third of the world's people. Commonwealth countries span Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific and are diverse – they are amongst the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries.

How to watch

The service will be broadcast live on BBC One with coverage starting at 2.15pm. Find out how you can watch the Commonwealth Service (UK only)

You can also watch the service via the BBC's YouTube channel (non-UK).