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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is not currently open for worship or general visiting but you are welcome to visit for individual prayer at the following times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Our clergy are also producing regular podcasts to support worship from home.

About our collection

The books and manuscripts in the historic Library of the Dean and Chapter date from the 16th century. Our archives go back to the tenth century, when the Abbey was founded as a monastery.

We regret that the library is closed to research visits until further notice. Find out more

Contact us

Westminster Abbey Library
East Cloister
London
SW1P 3PA

[email protected]

020 7654 4830

also 020 7654 4829 or 020 7654 4828


Our staff

Head of Abbey Collection and Librarian
Dr Tony Trowles
[email protected]

 

Curator
Dr Susan Jenkins
[email protected]

 

Keeper of the Muniments
Matthew Payne
[email protected]

 

Assistant Keeper of the Muniments
Christine Reynolds
[email protected]

It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.

Valerie - Foundation Director

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