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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public worship will resume in the Abbey from 3rd December, and we will be open for visiting on selected days from 11th December.

In the meantime, the Abbey remains open for individual prayer and you are welcome to visit at the following times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Past Institute lectures

Truth

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?


Video

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


Audio


It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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