Regular services

What to expect at our regular services, which are open to the public and free of charge.

You can also visit us for individual prayer in the Abbey from 10.30am - 1.00pm from Monday to Saturday, and in St Margaret's Church from 10.30am - 12.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey sing at Evensong with congregants seated behind them

Evensong

Every day except Wednesdays

A page in a book of psalms

Morning Prayer

Said daily in the Nave

A priest holds a communion wafer and a silver chalice

Holy Communion

Said daily in the Nave

Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer

Every Wednesday at 5.00pm

Glass jugs of water and wine with a silver chalice

Sung Eucharist

Sundays at 11.15am in the Nave

Members of the congregation singing a hymn in Westminster Abbey

Evening Service

Every Sunday at 6.00pm

This week's services

24th - 30th October 2021
Sunday, 24th October 2021
Last Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Palestrina Missa sine nomine a 6
Guerrero Caro mea
Buxtehude Praeludium in D minor BuxWV 140

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Poulenc Ô mes très chers frères
Moore Responses
Howells in E
Howells My eyes for beauty pine
Harris Maestoso (Sonata in A minor)

Preacher: The Venerable Adam Atkinson Archdeacon of Charing Cross, Diocese of London

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave

Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543
Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in E flat major
Howells Master Tallis’s Testament
Howells Paean

James Speakman St John's Notting Hill

6.00pm Evening Service St Margaret's Church
said

led by The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

Monday, 25th October 2021
St Crispin and St Crispinian, martyrs at Rome, c 287
The Battle of Agincourt, 1415
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evening Prayer Quire
said
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Tuesday, 26th October 2021
St Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
St Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, scholar, 899
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars; attended by HE The High Commissioner for St Vincent and the Grenadines

Mundy A new commandment give I unto you
plainsong Responses
Mundy Service in four parts
Parsons Benedictus

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Wednesday, 27th October 2021
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evening Prayer Quire
said
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Thursday, 28th October 2021
St Simon and St Jude, apostles
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Viadana Exsultate justi in Domino
Ayleward Responses
Tallis Magnificat and Nunc dimittis octavi toni
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis

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Friday, 29th October 2021
James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, martyr, 1885
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers; attended by HE The High Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda

plainsong Te lucis ante terminum
plainsong Responses
plainsong Magnificat on the second tone
plainsong Nunc dimittis on the third tone
Purcell An Evening Hymn

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Saturday, 30th October 2021
8.00am Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said
8.40am Morning Prayer St Margaret's Church
said
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Weelkes All people clap your hands
Ayleward Responses
Wood Collegium Regale
Britten Te Deum in C

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.