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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Saturday, 3rd December 2022
Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, missionary, 1552
8.00am Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
8.40am Morning Prayer St Margaret's Church
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Gibbons and Barnard Responses
Walmisley in D minor
Mendelssohn I waited for the Lord
Bach Vivace (Sonata II in C minor BWV 526)

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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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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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