Westminster Abbey to honour the life of Sir Stirling Moss

Thursday, 21st March 2024

Sir Stirling Moss driving the Mercedes-Benz W196 at the Grand Prix on England, Aintree 1955

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Sir Stirling Moss will be held at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 11.00 am.

Celebrated as a revered figure in motorsport history, Sir Stirling competed in numerous racing disciplines, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire racing enthusiasts. His many achievements included wins at prestigious events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio. 

The service will be led by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle. Speakers will include The Duke of Richmond and Gordon, motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, and motor sport journalist and commentator, Simon Taylor.  

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Classic car display

Positioned outside of the Abbey on the day of the service will be a selection of some of the most famous cars piloted by Sir Stirling Moss to demonstrate his remarkable career. The display will include the iconic Mille Miglia-winning Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR ‘722’, which will be brought over by Mercedes-Benz Heritage, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe and a Mercedes-Benz W 196.