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The Abbey is not currently open for worship or general visiting but you are welcome to visit for individual prayer at the following times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Our clergy are also producing regular podcasts to support worship from home.

William Thompson Elliott

The Reverend William Thompson Elliott was a Canon of Westminster from 1938-1940 and his ashes are buried in the vault in the lower Islip chapel in Westminster Abbey. A small stone reads:


He was the son of the Reverend William Hayward Elliott, vicar of Bramhope in Leeds and was born on 15th November 1880. Educated at Carlisle and Oxford he was curate or vicar in various places in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Leicestershire, an Honorary Canon of Peterborough cathedral, Canon and Sub Dean of Liverpool cathedral and vicar of Leeds. He married Nora Walker and they had two sons and three daughters. He died on 20th June 1940.


15th November 1880


20th June 1940




Islip Chapel

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William Thompson Elliott
William Thompson Elliott grave

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Image © 2020 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

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