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Special services

We hold a wide variety of special services, including annual celebrations, memorials and commemorations. Many are held on behalf of the church, the Royal Family, or a national or international organisation.

Upcoming services

Attendance at our special services is usually by invitation only, but for some of them, you can apply for free tickets. Please check the listings below for details.

Exterior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Sir Kenneth Warren service

Thursday, 30th January 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm | St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

The Commonwealth Service

The Commonwealth Service

Monday, 9th March 2020

3.00pm - 4.00pm | The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Past special services

Read reports of some recent special services held at Westminster Abbey.

St Margaret’s holds a Service for the New Parliament

St Margaret’s holds a Service for the New Parliament

Wednesday, 8th January 2020

Abbey honour for Sir Donald Gosling

Abbey honour for Sir Donald Gosling

Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Abbey hosts annual St Cecilia service

Abbey hosts annual St Cecilia service

Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Dr David Hoyle installed as 39th Dean of Westminster

Dr David Hoyle installed as 39th Dean of Westminster

Saturday, 16th November 2019

Members of the Royal Family honour war dead

Members of the Royal Family honour war dead

Thursday, 7th November 2019

John Hall retires as Dean of Westminster

John Hall retires as Dean of Westminster

Friday, 1st November 2019

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

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