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

Coronavirus guidance at the Abbey

There is still some Coronavirus guidance and recommendations in place when worshipping at the Abbey.

Coronavirus guidance at the Abbey

Our services

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Sunday, 1st August 2021
Ninth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the King Charles Singers

Palestrina Missa brevis
Vaughan Williams O taste and see
Bach Fugue in B minor BWV 579

Preacher: The Reverend David Stanton Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the King Charles Singers

Clucas Responses
Sumsion in A
Howells O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
McDowall Church bells beyond the stars

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave

Summer Organ Festival Young Artist Platform

Bach Prelude and Fugue in A BWV 536
Franck Fantaisie in A
Bairstow Evening Song
Hagen Psalm 150

Michael Stephens-Jones Selwyn College, Cambridge

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.

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Banners, crosses, icons, vestments and frontals

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