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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Past Institute lectures


Truth is a divine attribute and aspiration like beauty and goodness. In the world of public service, trustworthiness, dependability, wise decision-making and solid relationships all depend upon truth. Is it in shorter supply than it used to be? How can it be recognised and where can it be reliably found? Is it justified for politicians to tell lies in order to do good, or does that lastingly undermine the public’s faith in political leadership? Is there such a thing as diplomatic truth?


The Charles Gore Lecture 2018: Truth and Beauty

Professor Janet Soskice and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

Truth Pursued

The Reverend Professor Vernon White and Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor

Truth Sustained

Sir Stephen Lamport and Lord Saatchi

Truth Told

Claire Foster-Gilbert and Lord Judge


At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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