The One People Oration is a lecture given each year at Westminster Abbey by a guest speaker. The intention of the series is to make people “think not only of all Christian people but of all mankind”.
The orations commenced in 1966, the 900th anniversary year of the consecration and dedication of Edward the Confessor’s original church. The phrase "One People" was coined by Edward Carpenter (then Archdeacon, later Dean of Westminster) in 1965-1966.
Monday, 14th November 2016
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
The biggest challenge we face is actually time – getting all our work done alongside the daily routine of the Abbey as a working church, visitor attraction and home to 1,000 years of history.