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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer 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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About our collection

The books and manuscripts in the historic Library of the Dean and Chapter date from the 16th century. Our archives go back to the tenth century, when the Abbey was founded as a monastery.

Contact us

Westminster Abbey Library
East Cloister
London
SW1P 3PA

[email protected]

020 7654 4830

also 020 7654 4829 or 020 7654 4828


Our staff

Head of Abbey Collection and Librarian
Dr Tony Trowles
[email protected]

 

Curator
Dr Susan Jenkins
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Keeper of the Muniments
Matthew Payne
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Assistant Keeper of the Muniments
Christine Reynolds
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You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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