Coronavirus guidance at the Abbey

Find out about current COVID hygiene guidance and recommendations when coming to the Abbey to visit or for worship.

Before you visit the Abbey

Before you visit the Abbey

• Try and book your ticket and time slot before you arrive to ensure easier entry to the Abbey. Book your tickets.
• Card transactions are recommended, but we do also accept cash payments.

When you’re in the Abbey

When you’re in the Abbey

  • Face coverings are encouraged when inside the Abbey and St Margaret's Church and social distancing is encouraged in areas which are small and confined.
  • Face coverings are mandatory inside the Abbey Shop.
  • Hand sanitiser is available throughout the Abbey.
  • If you need any help during your visit, please speak to our staff.
Things you need to know

Things you need to know

We encourage all visitors to the Abbey to check-in via the NHS Test & Trace app. This is in line with the Government's COVID-19 Test and Trace programme.

Anyone is welcome to the Abbey but please don’t visit us if you have the symptoms of COVID-19. Follow the guidance on the NHS website if you think you may be unwell.

Visiting us

Find out how you can currently visit us, discover when we are open and book tickets.

Visit us

Attending a service

As COVID restrictions are being lifted our services are being adapted in order to prioritise the safety all who attend our services. Therefore, there are still some COVID hygiene measures in place:

- People who are not a part of the same group will be seated a metre apart, and there will be provision for anyone who wishes to be seated at a greater distance.
- We strongly encourage the wearing of a face coverings during services.
- Congregational singing will be re-introduced in a cautious and limited way.
- Holy Communion will continue to be distributed in one kind (only the bread), and clergy will continue to wear face coverings during the distribution.
- We are encouraging the use of our digital order of service which can be downloaded onto your smartphone or other web-enabled device. Find out how to create a homescreen button that will guide you automatically to the current order of service.

Unless specifically noted, there is no need to book tickets for services. However, with seating capacity currently reduced please arrive well before the advertised start time to avoid disappointment. Doors open for service 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Worship with us

Service times

December 2021
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 1   2   3   4 
 5   6   7   8   9  10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Tuesday, 7th December 2021
St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, teacher of the faith, 397
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Morley Responses
Purcell in G minor
Purcell O Lord God of hosts

View Order of Service

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. SECURITY CHECKS ARE IN PLACE UPON ENTRY.