Date confirmed for Archbishop Tutu service

Thursday, 13th January 2022

Desmond Tutu speaking at the Abbey

Westminster Abbey’s Memorial Evensong for Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be held on Thursday 9th June 2022 at 5.00pm.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996 - the first black African to hold either position.

Archbishop Tutu visited the Abbey in 2014 to preach at a service of thanksgiving for the life of his great friend President Nelson Mandela.

Ticketing arrangements will be announced at a later date.