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Special services

We hold a wide variety of special services, including annual celebrations, memorials and commemorations. Many are held on behalf of the church, the Royal Family, or a national or international organisation.

Upcoming services

Attendance at our special services is usually by invitation only, but for some of them, you can apply for free tickets. Please check the listings below for details.

Judges in wigs and gowns in Westminster Abbey

Judges Service

Tuesday, 1st October 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

750th Anniversary of the Rebuilding of Westminster Abbey

750th Anniversary of the Rebuilding of Westminster Abbey

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Exterior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Baroness Warnock service

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

Scouts and Guides service

Scouts and Guides service

Saturday, 2nd November 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Remembrance Sunday Service

Remembrance Sunday Service

Sunday, 10th November 2019

| The Abbey | Free, limited tickets available

Past special services

Read reports of some recent special services held at Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey marks Battle of Britain anniversary

Westminster Abbey marks Battle of Britain anniversary

Monday, 16th September 2019

Lord Ashdown remembered

Lord Ashdown remembered

Tuesday, 10th September 2019

A mace bearer leads the Lord Mayor of Westminster and the Dean of Westminster through Westminster Abbey's cloisters

Westminster Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor

Monday, 8th July 2019

Baroness Trumpington attending a party

Thanksgiving Service for Baroness Trumpington

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Lord Heywood remembered

Lord Heywood remembered

Thursday, 20th June 2019

Abbey celebrates 300th anniversary of Westminster Hospital

Abbey celebrates 300th anniversary of Westminster Hospital

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

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

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