Worship at the Abbey

Life at Westminster Abbey revolves around worship. Whatever your beliefs, you’re welcome to take part.

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Come along to a service

See our full list of upcoming services, including details of the music and preachers.

Our services

Our services

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Sunday, 2nd October 2022
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
10.00am Matins Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Stanford in C
Parry Fugue in G Op 188ii

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11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tye Missa Euge bone
Tallis O salutaris hostia
Buxtehude Praeludium in D minor BuxWV 140

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Stanford in C
Vaughan Williams O clap your hands
Bach Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave
Ralph Vaughan Williams 150 series 1/2

Vaughan Williams Romanza (Symphony 5 in D)
Vaughan Williams Prelude and Fugue in C minor

Matthew Jorysz Assistant Organist

6.00pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said with hymns

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.

Statue of Our Lady of Pew on a stone altar with a small candle on each side

The Society of Our Lady of Pew

The Society of Our Lady of Pew venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and regularly holds Mass and retreats in the Abbey.

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