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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.

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Events at Westminster Abbey

All events

Sung Eucharist with the Washing of Feet

Sung Eucharist with the Washing of Feet

Moved online

Thursday, 9th April 2020

5.00pm - 6.45pm | The Abbey and St Margaret's Church

Good Friday Choral Matins and Litany

Good Friday Choral Matins and Litany

Moved online

Friday, 10th April 2020

10.30am - 11.30am | St Margaret's Church

Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord

Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord

Moved online

Friday, 10th April 2020

3.00pm - 4.15pm | The Abbey

Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Moved online

Saturday, 11th April 2020

8.00pm - 9.30pm | The Abbey

Holy Communion (BCP) on Easter Day

Holy Communion (BCP) on Easter Day

Moved online

Sunday, 12th April 2020

8.00am - 8.40am | The Abbey

Sung Eucharist on Easter Day

Sung Eucharist on Easter Day

Moved online

Sunday, 12th April 2020

10.30am - 12.00pm | The Abbey

Sung Eucharist on Easter Day

Sung Eucharist on Easter Day

Moved online

Sunday, 12th April 2020

11.00am - 12.30pm | St Margaret's Church

Evensong and Procession on Easter Day

Evensong and Procession on Easter Day

Moved online

Sunday, 12th April 2020

3.00pm - 4.00pm | The Abbey

Abbey Insider: College Garden Tour

Abbey Insider: College Garden Tour

Event cancelled

Thursday, 23rd April 2020

2.30pm - 4.00pm | College Garden

ANZAC Day service

ANZAC Day service

Service cancelled

Saturday, 25th April 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm | The Abbey

Abbey Walking Tour: Military Connections

Abbey Walking Tour: Military Connections

Event cancelled

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

11.00am - 12.30pm | The Abbey

A Liturgical Performance of Benjamin Britten’s ‘My beloved is mine’

A Liturgical Performance of Benjamin Britten’s ‘My beloved is mine’

Event cancelled

Sunday, 3rd May 2020

6.15pm - 7.00pm | The Abbey

VE Day 75th service

VE Day 75th service

Service cancelled

Friday, 8th May 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm | The Abbey

Monteverdi Vespers (1610)

Monteverdi Vespers (1610)

Rescheduled

Tuesday, 19th May 2020

7.00pm - 8.20pm | The Abbey

Lord Burghley 500th anniversary service

Lord Burghley 500th anniversary service

Postponed

Thursday, 25th June 2020

11.30am - 12.30pm | The Abbey

The Luna Cinema: Rocketman

The Luna Cinema: Rocketman

Tuesday, 18th August 2020

Doors: 7.00pm, Film starts: 8.30pm - 10.30pm | Dean's Yard | From £16.50

The Luna Cinema: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Luna Cinema: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Wednesday, 19th August 2020

Doors: 7.00pm, Film starts: 8.30pm - 10.30pm | Dean's Yard | From £16.50

The Luna Cinema: Pretty Woman

The Luna Cinema: Pretty Woman

Thursday, 20th August 2020

Doors: 7.00pm, Film starts: 8.30pm - 10.30pm | Dean's Yard | From £16.50

Other Events

Marilynne Robinson giving a lecture at Westminster Abbey in 2017

Institute lectures

View videos and listen to podcasts of past Institute lectures.

Past lectures
A group of children and their parents participate in a family learning session in Westminster Abbey's cloisters

Family days out

We run a lively programme of events for families throughout the year.

Family visiting

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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