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Tuesday, 26th May 2015
On Monday 25th May 2015, the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, preached the sermon during the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Tuesday, 21st June 2016
On Monday 4th July at 5.00 pm the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, will preside at a Sung Eucharist in Westminster Abbey to mark the 40th anniversary of his ordination as a priest.
Tuesday, 5th July 2016
A Sung Eucharist to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ordination to the Priesthood of the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, was held at Westminster Abbey on Monday 4th July.
Friday, 27th July 2018
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, will succeed Lord Gill as the next Chair of the Council of the Royal School of Church Music.
Wednesday, 12th September 2018
An independent commission advises that religious education in England’s schools needs to be strengthened to ensure pupils receive adequate preparation for life in modern Britain
Friday, 28th September 2018
The Dean of Westminster announced today (Friday 28th September) that he will retire next year on 1st November 2019 after 13 years at Westminster Abbey.
Monday, 1st October 2018
Sermon given at the Service attended by the Judges, 2018, by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster.
Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Is it possible or sensible to talk of a Golden Age? And if so, when might there have been a Golden Age?
Wednesday, 19th June 2019
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle as the new Dean of Westminster.
Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, gave this year’s One People Oration at Westminster Abbey on Monday 21st October 2019.
Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Her Majesty The Queen presented the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, with the KCVO at his farewell audience at Buckingham Palace today.
Friday, 1st November 2019
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall has retired after 13 years as Dean of Westminster. He presided at a valedictory Eucharist on Friday 1st November.
Saturday, 16th November 2019
The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle was installed as the 39th Dean of Westminster at Evensong at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 16th November 2019.