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Today's services

Thursday, 9th July 2020
The Burial of Lady Margaret Beaufort, 1509
9.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
4.00pm Evening Prayer Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; with organ

Everyone's welcome at these services, free of charge.

News and events

Abbey opens to visitors after longest closure since 1953 Coronation

Abbey opens to visitors after longest closure since 1953 Coronation

Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Queen’s Almsman and Abbey Oblate reads for podcast

Queen’s Almsman and Abbey Oblate reads for podcast

Sunday, 5th July 2020

Wander through Westminster Abbey

Wander through Westminster Abbey

Friday, 10th July 2020

Various times | Online | Free

Painting of the north side of Westminster Abbey, circa 1820

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The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.

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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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