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Visiting and worshipping safely

When you're in the Abbey, please follow the instructions of our staff and take note of the signs. For your safety, there is a one-way route through the Abbey.

We ask that you watch our video before you visit us.

Stay safe when you visit us

Stay safe when you visit us

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Stay safe when you visit us (BSL version)

Stay safe when you visit us (BSL version)

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When you’re in the Abbey

When you’re in the Abbey

  • Please ensure that you keep two metres apart from others at all times. We have socially distanced chairing available if you wish to sit down.
  • Keep your hands clean. A hand cleansing station is available as you enter and exit.
  • You must wear a face mask whilst inside the Abbey and the Abbey Shop.
  • If you need help during your visit, please speak to our staff.
Things you need to know

Things you need to know

  • Anyone is welcome to the Abbey but please don’t visit us if you have the symptoms of COVID-19. Follow the guidance on the NHS website if you think you may be unwell.
  • In line with the Government's COVID-19 Test and Trace programme, contact details for all visitors and service attendees will be taken and held on file for a period of 21 days. Your details will only be used, if necessary, in conjunction with the Test and Trace programme and Westminster Abbey will not process this data for any other purpose.
  • Access to side chapels and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries is not possible due to social distancing guidelines.

Service times

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Thursday, 29th October 2020
James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, martyr, 1885
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
5.00pm Evensong Quire
The Book of Common Prayer

Tallis O nata lux de lumine
Gibbons and Barnard Responses
Noble in B minor
Wood O thou the central orb


I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.

Pamela - Rector's Secretary

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