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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.

Sir Donald Gosling service

Sir Donald Gosling service

Wednesday, 11th December 2019

12.00pm - 1.00pm | The Abbey | Tickets by application

Exterior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Lord Moore service

Thursday, 16th January 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm | St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

Exterior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Sir Kenneth Warren service

Thursday, 30th January 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm | St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

Past special services

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

Abbey hosts annual St Cecilia service

Abbey hosts annual St Cecilia service

Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Dr David Hoyle installed as 39th Dean of Westminster

Dr David Hoyle installed as 39th Dean of Westminster

Saturday, 16th November 2019

Members of the Royal Family honour war dead

Members of the Royal Family honour war dead

Thursday, 7th November 2019

John Hall retires as Dean of Westminster

John Hall retires as Dean of Westminster

Friday, 1st November 2019

London Mayors attend Abbey Evensong

London Mayors attend Abbey Evensong

Monday, 21st October 2019

Westminster Abbey celebrates 750th anniversary of Henry III’s masterpiece

Westminster Abbey celebrates 750th anniversary of Henry III’s masterpiece

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

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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Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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