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Westminster Abbey Institute works with the public service institutions around Parliament Square to revitalise moral and spiritual values in public life.

Hope

Hope

In the Institute's Spring 2020 programme of lectures, speakers considered the theme of Hope. The capacity to hope is common to human experience, and often confounds easy answers. Hope looks beyond the present, and may be found in the darkest of situations.

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The audience for the One People Oration lecture at Westminster Abbey

Public programmes

Our twice-yearly themed programmes focus on issues related to morality in public life. These lectures, dialogues and symposia are open to the public, but priority is given to public servants.

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Public service seminars

Public service seminars

We hold ‘under the radar’, tailored seminars with Government Departments, MPs and Peers, Parliamentary Select Committees, and senior staff in other public service institutions. These offer the opportunity to step back and reflect on moral challenges, relationships, values, virtues and other critical aspects of public service.

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Group photo of Westminster Abbey Institute Fellows

Fellows' programme

The Institute offers a year-long programme in servant leadership for up to 20 public servants, nominated from Parliament, law, teaching, police, Armed Forces, Civil Service, media, clergy, arts, science, academia and medicine, who are moving into senior roles.

About the Fellows' Programme
The Westminster Abbey Institute Steering Group

Institute people

Westminster Abbey Institute is run by a Steering Group, consisting of the Canon Rector of St Margaret’s as Chair, the Director of the Institute, the Canon Theologian and the Receiver General. The Director is assisted by a Manager and an Administrator. The Institute is advised by a Council of Reference chaired by the Dean of Westminster.

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Past public programmes

Videos and podcasts of past public programmes of Westminster Abbey Institute are available.

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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