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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is not currently open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.

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Past Institute lectures

Feeding The Soul

Public office can weary the most resilient of souls and the first thing to go can be a sense of humanity. When inspiration turns into cynicism, thoughts are in disarray and the courage to act morally fails, where do we turn? Feeding the Soul offers some answers.


Lecture transcripts

Three lectures on Strengthening Moral Courage in Public Life.

Lecture One: Moral Analysis
given by Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute
24th March 2014

Lecture Two: Moral Perception
given by Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute
31st March 2014

Lecture Three: Moral Practice
given by Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute
7th April 2014


It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.

Valerie - Foundation Director

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