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Friday, 25th May 2018

Organ Music of the French Baroque Tradition

5.45pm | The Nave | Free
6th - 27th May 2018
Discover a rich musical legacy in this series of concerts each Sunday in May.
Bell Ringing: Ascension Day
Following the 5.00 pm Eucharist
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Flag Flying: Ascension Day
St Peter flag
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Event Highlights

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Organ Music of the French Baroque Tradition

6th - 27th May 2018

5.45pm | The Nave | Free

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Lunchtime recital - Eunsley Park and Maria Tarasewicz

Monday, 28th May 2018

12.45pm - 1.30pm | St Margaret's Church | Free

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries Association Preview

Saturday, 9th June 2018

10:00am - 3:00pm | The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries | Free to members of the Association

Other Events

Institute lectures

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Lectures
Family days out

Family days out

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

Family visiting

This week's services

20th May 2018 - 26th May 2018
Sunday, 20th May 2018
Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
St Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804
7:30am Matins St Faith's Chapel
said
8:00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer said
10:30am Sung Eucharist Quire

Setting: Palestrina Missa Dum complerentur
Motet: Victoria Veni Sancte Spiritus
Voluntary: Bach Fantasia Super Komm, heiliger Geist BWV 651

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster

3:00pm Evensong and Procession Quire

Introit: Tallis If ye love me
Responses: Martin
Canticles: Stanford in B flat
Anthems: Bach Der Geist hilft
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis

Preacher: The Venerable David Stanton Canon in Residence

5:45pm Organ Recital Nave
Organ Music of the French Baroque III

James O'Donnell

6:30pm Evening Service Nave
said with hymns

conducted by The Reverend Professor Vernon White Sub-Dean and Canon Theologian

Monday, 21st May 2018
7:30am Morning Prayer St Faith's Chapel
said
8:00am Holy Communion St Faith's Chapel
said
5:00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

Introit: Hurford Litany to the Holy Spirit
Responses: plainsong
Canticles: Robinson in C
Anthem: Harris King of glory, King of peace

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
7:30am Morning Prayer St Faith's Chapel
said
8:00am Holy Communion Shrine
said
12:30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5:00pm Evensong Quire

Introit: Tallis If ye love me
Responses: Tomkins
Canticles: Tomkins Fourth Service
Anthem: Gibbons So God loved the world

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
7:30am Morning Prayer St Faith's Chapel
said
8:00am Holy Communion Chapel of the Holy Name
said
12:30pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said
5:00pm Evening Prayer Quire
said with a hymn
Thursday, 24th May 2018
John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788
7:30am Morning Prayer St Faith's Chapel
said
8:00am Holy Communion St Faith's Chapel
said
5:00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Introit: Gibbons Ye that do your Master's will
Responses: Tallis
Canticles: Clucas Westminster Service
Anthem: Wesley Behold, how good and joyful

Friday, 25th May 2018
The Venerable Bede, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735
7:30am Morning Prayer St Faith's Chapel
said
8:00am Holy Communion Pyx Chapel
said
12:30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5:00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Cappella Musicale Pontificia ‘Sistina’ (Sistine Chapel Choir)

Introit: Palestrina Exsultate Deo
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Lassus Magnificat primi toni
Victoria Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Anthems: Palestrina Dum complerentur
Britten A Hymn to the Virgin
Voluntary: Buxtehude Magnificat primi toni BuxWV 203

Saturday, 26th May 2018
St Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
John Calvin, Reformer, 1564
Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595
8:00am Holy Communion Chapel of the Holy Name
said
9:00am Morning Prayer St Faith's Chapel
said
5:00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Introit: Lassus Tibi laus, tibi gloria
Responses: Tallis
Canticles: Victoria Magnificat sexti toni à 12
plainsong Nunc dimittis
Anthem: Tallis Honor, virtus, et potestas

I feel very privileged to work here. I take so much pride in working for a beautiful place like the Abbey, it’s unique.

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Alex - Abbey Marshal

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