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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is not currently open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.

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Abbey bells to ring for royal milestone

Tuesday, 8th September 2015

Abbey bells to ring for royal milestone

Westminster Abbey will mark a royal milestone Wednesday 9th September, when Her Majesty The Queen will become the longest reigning monarch in British history.

The Abbey's bell ringers will ring a quarter peal of Stedman Caters - starting at 11.30am and lasting around 50 minutes - in celebration of the landmark. It is an historic tradition that the Abbey's bells are rung for significant royal occasions.

The Queen acceded the throne on 6th February 1952, and on Wednesday she will surpass Queen Victoria's record reign of 63 years, seven months and two days.

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