Special verger tours: Association members

Special verger tours: Association members

Date Time Location Price
8th January - 26th February 2024 Start times vary The Abbey £10

Join two of our expert vergers on a tour that will take you behind the scenes at the Abbey and see how the clergy prepare for different services and occasions.

Every year, thousands of people take part in worship at the Abbey. Many services take place here, from major Christian festivals like Christmas and Easter to major Royal state occasions. Regular services such as Holy Communion and Sung Eucharist.   

Behind the scenes tour

Verger Ben Sheward will explain and demonstrate how we prepare for our daily services and arrange the vestments - the liturgical garments and clothing worn during services.

  • Monday 8th January at 2.30pm
  • Monday 15th January at 2.30pm

Abbey vestments - talk in the crypt

Verger Cath Alderman will discuss and show you the vestments that are worn by the Abbey clergy, some of which date back to Charles II.

  • Monday 5th February at 12.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Monday 26th February at 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Ticketing information

Please send an email to the Membership Office: [email protected] and

  • state your full name
  • email address
  • which tour you'd like to attend

Please note: Members with Associate & Guest, Joint Associate or Family Associate Membership must state the number of tickets (one or two) they would like to reserve.

Tickets cost £10 per person and payment must be made on the day of the tour, by credit or debit card. Cash will not be accepted. If all the tours get fully booked, we will operate a waiting list.