The Abbey remains open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily Eucharist service if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines.
However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.
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Friday, 20th March 2020
I sat staring at a computer screen trying to find words that I could use that would explain why we had to close the Abbey.
Wednesday, 25th March 2020
A podcast produced in a locked down Westminster Abbey has been released today to mark the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Friday, 27th March 2020
Now, suddenly solitary, with a wife who is a head teacher in Bristol, it is time to get over myself.
Sunday, 29th March 2020
Worshippers everywhere are invited to mark Passion Sunday today with the Abbey’s latest podcast.
Friday, 3rd April 2020
I came to Westminster just months ago, installed as the 39th Dean on 16th November. A new boy, with west country ways, they had to bring me up to speed quickly.
Sunday, 5th April 2020
A new podcast is released today for Palm Sunday, the day of Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week.
Tuesday, 7th April 2020
Staging a royal coronation at home, making up a secret sign language and navigation games are amongst the new activities being released online by the Abbey to keep families occupied during isolation.
Thursday, 9th April 2020
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has recorded a reading of the Gospel for Easter Day which will be broadcast by Westminster Abbey.
Friday, 10th April 2020
I was outside in the Abbey garden. The sun shone on cherry blossom and tulips. Spring ablaze before me, full of new life and promise.
Sunday, 12th April 2020
I grew up in a house where Easter could be a bit problematic. There were Easter eggs of course, but we were not churchgoers.
Friday, 17th April 2020
The news is full of the spat between Mr Trump and the World Health Organisation. Here is an argument about how you explain what is happening to us and, perhaps, about who is to blame.
Sunday, 19th April 2020
A new podcast is released today for Low Sunday which begins with the story of the disciples in their own lockdown.
Friday, 24th April 2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has recorded a poem for Westminster Abbey’s podcast which will be published as part of this weekend’s ANZAC Day commemorations.
Friday, 24th April 2020
Each morning at round about the same time, I stand at the top of a staircase looking out of my temporary home onto the streets of Westminster.
Saturday, 25th April 2020
The Abbey has upheld its long tradition of marking ANZAC Day by holding a special wreath laying ceremony conducted by the Dean of Westminster.
Friday, 1st May 2020
Westminster has changed. I am living in a changed environment. Shops and offices are shut. Parks may be full, but the city pavements are deserted.
Sunday, 3rd May 2020
A podcast for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is published today as part of the Abbey’s continued commitment to provide virtual worship for all.
Thursday, 7th May 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was welcomed to the Abbey tonight by the Dean of Westminster on the eve of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Friday, 8th May 2020
A special podcast for VE Day with contributions from the Chief of the Defence Staff and VE Day veteran Barbara Weatherill has been released to mark the 75th anniversary.
Sunday, 10th May 2020
A podcast for the Fifth Sunday of Easter is published today as the Abbey continues to offer virtual worship for all.