Join us for an Abbey Christmas

Wednesday, 22nd December 2021

Join us for an Abbey Christmas

Westminster Abbey invites everyone to join us this Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with traditional carols, festive readings and some very special performances on television and online.

Watch Abbey Christmas services

A Service of Lessons and Carols will be broadcast on Thursday 23rd December at 6.00 pm, and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at 11.00 pm. Both will be available to watch again for one week afterwards. Find out how to watch:

Carols and choral anthems will be sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell, the Organist and Master of the Choristers, in two services which will be streamed live on the Abbey website.

Royal Carols

‘Royal Carols: Together At Christmas’, a community carol service hosted by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge at the Abbey on the 8th December will be shown on ITV (UK only) on Christmas Eve at 7.30 pm.

Abbey marshal, Leticia helped The Duchess with preparations for the service, including decorating Christmas trees donated by Her Majesty The Queen from Windsor Great Park, and arranging wreaths that were donated by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise ‘Christmas at Westminster Abbey’ presented by Katherine Jenkins and featuring a special interview with the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, first shown on 19th December is also currently available to watch again on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

Attend services at the Abbey

The Abbey is open for worship over Christmas, subject to restrictions.

See upcoming services and times.