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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.

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Past Institute lectures

Staying Power

Staying Power offered seminars, dialogues and lectures to the Abbey's neighbours on Parliament Square and beyond, as a rich and nourishing resource for the public life and service.


Videos

Dr Mary McAleese, former President of the Republic of Ireland, discusses building peace in divided communities with the Dean of Westminster.


Watch the Reverend Professor Vernon White's Westminster Lecture: Benedictine Virtues in Public Life: Stability.


Watch the Venerable Andrew Tremlett's Westminster Lecture: Benedictine Virtues in Public Life: Community below.


Watch Claire Foster-Gilbert's Westminster Lecture: Benedictine Virtues in Public Life: Conversion of Manners below.


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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