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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.

The clock tower of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

A Sung Eucharist in Thanksgiving for St Margaret's Church

Saturday, 31st October 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm | St Margaret's Church

All Souls' Day service

All Souls' Day service

Monday, 2nd November 2020

5:00pm | The Abbey

Remembrance Sunday service

Remembrance Sunday service

Sunday, 8th November 2020

10:30am - 11:30am | The Abbey | Free, limited tickets available

A Service to mark the Centenary of the Burial of the Unknown Warrior

A Service to mark the Centenary of the Burial of the Unknown Warrior

Wednesday, 11th November 2020

10:55am | The Abbey

Lord Burghley 500th anniversary service

Lord Burghley 500th anniversary service

Rescheduled

Thursday, 24th June 2021

11.30am - 12.30pm | The Abbey

Past special services

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

Judges service marks start of the 2020 legal year

Judges service marks start of the 2020 legal year

Thursday, 1st October 2020

Abbey marks 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Abbey marks 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Monday, 21st September 2020

Her Majesty The Queen attends the Commonwealth Service

Her Majesty The Queen attends the Commonwealth Service

Monday, 9th March 2020

Tricia Hillas inaugurated as Speaker’s Chaplain

Tricia Hillas inaugurated as Speaker’s Chaplain

Wednesday, 4th March 2020

St Margaret’s holds a Service for the New Parliament

St Margaret’s holds a Service for the New Parliament

Wednesday, 8th January 2020

Abbey honour for Sir Donald Gosling

Abbey honour for Sir Donald Gosling

Wednesday, 11th December 2019

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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