Worship at the Abbey

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

A priest holds a communion wafer and a silver chalice

Come along to a service

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

Our services

Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to social distancing measures, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend our services. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment and only travel to the Abbey if you are able to do so safely within government guidelines.

For some of our Sunday services, you will need to book tickets.

Find out more

Our services

May 2021
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 2   3   4   5   6   7   8 
 9  10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Sunday, 9th May 2021
Sixth Sunday of Easter
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Mass for five voices
Palestrina Dextera Domini
Byrd Ave verum corpus
Buxtehude Praeludium in D BuxWV 139

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret's Church

View Order of Service
3.00pm Evensong with the Installation of The Reverend Tricia Hillas as Canon of Westminster Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Harris Holy is the true light
Tomkins Responses
Howells in G
Stanford Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Howells Paean

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

View Order of Service

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

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.

Find out more

podcast icon


Abbeycast, a podcast produced at Westminster Abbey, is released occasionally to mark feast days and major anniversaries. Each episode features a reading, short address, anthem, prayers, blessing and music from our Choir.

Listen now

Banners, crosses, icons, vestments and frontals

Read how we decorate our altars, and find out about our historic icons.