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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.

A podcast for Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, 8th November 2020

A podcast for Remembrance Sunday

A special edition of Abbeycast, the Abbey’s worship podcast series, is released today to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Today’s episode was recorded this week at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

The podcast is led by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian, with an Address by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster. Canon Hawkey reads John 15: 9-13. Herbert Howells' Take him, earth, for cherishing, sung by the Abbey Choir and conducted by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers, is supplied by the Choir’s record label, Hyperion.

Abbeycast, the Abbey’s worship podcast, is released regularly during lockdown, and otherwise to mark Feast Days and special anniversaries. Those wanting to be kept up to date with new releases can subscribe.

During this lockdown period, the Abbey is closed for public worship, but you are welcome to visit for individual prayer at times indicated on the website.

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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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