Worship & music

Westminster Abbey has been a place of worship since at least the tenth century. We hold services here every day and you are welcome to join us.

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Our sung services, usually featuring the Choir of Westminster Abbey, are a special experience.

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Sunday, 27th November 2022
First Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
10.00am Morning Prayer St Margaret's Church
said with hymns

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster

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11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Mass for five voices
Victoria Ecce Dominus veniet
Bach Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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3.00pm Evening Prayer St Faith's Chapel
4.00pm An Advent Liturgy Abbey

sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

6.00pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said with hymns

Preacher: The Reverend Dr Sarah Archer Priest Vicar

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.


We produce transcripts as well as video and audio recordings of sermons our clergy and guest preachers have given at recent Abbey services.

They deal with current theological issues, religion and world events, and the interpretation of biblical texts.

The Reverend Mark Birch discusses themes of justice and forgiveness

Zacchaeus was the last person to deserve the attention, let alone the company of Jesus, yet he was the one called to offer hospitality. In this sermon, themes of justice and forgiveness are explored, and the way Divine forgiveness can sometimes seem offensive to those who try hard, and want life to be fair.

This sermon was a part of Sung Eucharist, 30 October 2022.

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Advent and Christmas

Music at Westminster Abbey

Sacred music is central to life at the Abbey. Here you can find out more about the work of our acclaimed choir and musicians.

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