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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public worship will resume in the Abbey from 3rd December, and we will be open for visiting on selected days from 11th December.

In the meantime, the Abbey remains open for individual prayer and you are welcome to visit at the following times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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.

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.

Royal Family marks Unknown Warrior centenary

Royal Family marks Unknown Warrior centenary

Wednesday, 11th November 2020

Abbey releases Order of Service for Warrior centenary

Abbey releases Order of Service for Warrior centenary

Wednesday, 11th November 2020

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

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.

Pamela - Rector's Secretary

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