Worship at the Abbey

Life at Westminster Abbey revolves around worship. Whatever your beliefs, you’re welcome to take part.

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Come along to a service

See our full list of upcoming services, including details of the music and preachers.

Our services

Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to social distancing measures, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend our services. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment and only travel to the Abbey if you are able to do so safely within government guidelines.

For some of our Sunday services, you will need to book tickets.

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Our services

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Wednesday, 12th May 2021
John Islip, Abbot of Westminster, 1532
Florence Nightingale, nurse, social reformer
Gregory Dix, priest, monk, scholar, 1952
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

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The Society of Our Lady of Pew

The Society of Our Lady of Pew venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and regularly holds Mass and retreats in the Abbey.

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Podcast

Abbeycast, a podcast produced at Westminster Abbey, is released occasionally to mark feast days and major anniversaries. Each episode features a reading, short address, anthem, prayers, blessing and music from our Choir.

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Read how we decorate our altars, and find out about our historic icons.