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A Reflection on closing down
Friday, 20th March 2020
I sat staring at a computer screen trying to find words that I could use that would explain why we had to close the Abbey.
Abbey podcast for the Feast of the Annunciation
Wednesday, 25th March 2020
A podcast produced in a locked down Westminster Abbey has been released today to mark the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary Our Lady of Pew Abbeycast
A Reflection on isolation
Friday, 27th March 2020
Now, suddenly solitary, with a wife who is a head teacher in Bristol, it is time to get over myself.
A podcast for Passion Sunday
Sunday, 29th March 2020
Worshippers everywhere are invited to mark Passion Sunday today with the Abbey’s latest podcast.
A Reflection on time
Friday, 3rd April 2020
I came to Westminster just months ago, installed as the 39th Dean on 16th November. A new boy, with west country ways, they had to bring me up to speed quickly.
A podcast for Palm Sunday
Sunday, 5th April 2020
A new podcast is released today for Palm Sunday, the day of Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week.
Abbey releases A-Z of family activities
Tuesday, 7th April 2020
Staging a royal coronation at home, making up a secret sign language and navigation games are amongst the new activities being released online by the Abbey to keep families occupied during isolation.
HRH The Prince of Wales records Easter Day reading
Thursday, 9th April 2020
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has recorded a reading of the Gospel for Easter Day which will be broadcast by Westminster Abbey.
A Reflection for Good Friday
Friday, 10th April 2020
I was outside in the Abbey garden. The sun shone on cherry blossom and tulips. Spring ablaze before me, full of new life and promise.
A Reflection for Easter Day
Sunday, 12th April 2020
I grew up in a house where Easter could be a bit problematic. There were Easter eggs of course, but we were not churchgoers.
A Reflection on blame
Friday, 17th April 2020
The news is full of the spat between Mr Trump and the World Health Organisation. Here is an argument about how you explain what is happening to us and, perhaps, about who is to blame.
A podcast for Low Sunday
Sunday, 19th April 2020
A new podcast is released today for Low Sunday which begins with the story of the disciples in their own lockdown.
New Zealand Prime Minister reads for Abbey podcast
Friday, 24th April 2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has recorded a poem for Westminster Abbey’s podcast which will be published as part of this weekend’s ANZAC Day commemorations.
A Reflection on thanks
Friday, 24th April 2020
Each morning at round about the same time, I stand at the top of a staircase looking out of my temporary home onto the streets of Westminster.
Abbey marks ANZAC Day in lockdown
Saturday, 25th April 2020
The Abbey has upheld its long tradition of marking ANZAC Day by holding a special wreath laying ceremony conducted by the Dean of Westminster.
A Reflection on Restlessness
Friday, 1st May 2020
Westminster has changed. I am living in a changed environment. Shops and offices are shut. Parks may be full, but the city pavements are deserted.
A podcast for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sunday, 3rd May 2020
A podcast for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is published today as part of the Abbey’s continued commitment to provide virtual worship for all.
Prime Minister visits Abbey on eve of VE Day
Thursday, 7th May 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was welcomed to the Abbey tonight by the Dean of Westminster on the eve of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
A podcast for the 75th anniversary of VE Day
Friday, 8th May 2020
A special podcast for VE Day with contributions from the Chief of the Defence Staff and VE Day veteran Barbara Weatherill has been released to mark the 75th anniversary.
A podcast for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sunday, 10th May 2020
A podcast for the Fifth Sunday of Easter is published today as the Abbey continues to offer virtual worship for all.
Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary