The Abbey is not currently open for worship or general visiting but you are welcome to visit for individual prayer at the following times:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Our clergy are also producing regular podcasts to support worship from home.
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011, they followed a long line of British royal weddings. However, their wedding would have been seen by more people than any other. Although the Abbey was full to its 2,200 capacity, nearly a billion people worldwide tuned in to watch live coverage or news highlights of the wedding.
Elizabeth II's sister HRH The Princess Margaret was married here in 1960 and of the current Royal Family, HRH The Princess Alexandra, HRH The Princess Royal and HRH The Duke of York were all married on the steps of the High Altar.
In all, 16 royal weddings have taken place in the Abbey and the tradition goes back nine hundred years - to Henry I who married Princess Matilda of Scotland in 1100.
It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.