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Special services

We hold a wide variety of special services, including annual celebrations, memorials and commemorations. Many are held on behalf of the church, the Royal Family, or a national or international organisation.

Upcoming services

Attendance at our special services is usually by invitation only, but for some of them, you can apply for free tickets. Please check the listings below for details.

Judges in wigs and gowns in Westminster Abbey

Judges Service

Tuesday, 1st October 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

750th Anniversary of the Rebuilding of Westminster Abbey

750th Anniversary of the Rebuilding of Westminster Abbey

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Exterior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Baroness Warnock service

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

Scouts and Guides service

Scouts and Guides service

Saturday, 2nd November 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Remembrance Sunday Service

Remembrance Sunday Service

Sunday, 10th November 2019

| The Abbey | Free, limited tickets available

Past special services

Read reports of some recent special services held at Westminster Abbey.

Baroness Trumpington attending a party

Thanksgiving Service for Baroness Trumpington

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Lord Heywood remembered

Lord Heywood remembered

Thursday, 20th June 2019

Abbey celebrates 300th anniversary of Westminster Hospital

Abbey celebrates 300th anniversary of Westminster Hospital

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Chilean Navy honours Admiral Cochrane

Chilean Navy honours Admiral Cochrane

Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Abbey Marks Centenary of Police Women

Abbey Marks Centenary of Police Women

Friday, 17th May 2019

Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell Remembered

Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell Remembered

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

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.

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Valerie - Foundation Director

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