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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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News and Events

Canon Jane Sinclair to retire

Canon Jane Sinclair to retire

Tuesday, 31st March 2020

A podcast for Passion Sunday

A podcast for Passion Sunday

Sunday, 29th March 2020

Painting of the north side of Westminster Abbey, circa 1820

Our history

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.

The Abbey's history
Find out more about Westminster Abbey's downloadable teaching resources aligned to the National Curriculum for KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 and post-16 students

Home learning resources

Explore our free, downloadable home learning resources about Westminster Abbey. These cover a variety of subject areas across multiple key stages, meaning you can keep learning wherever you are.

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Today's services

Wednesday, 1st April 2020
There are no services on this day

The Abbey is not open for public worship at this time.

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Support Us

Support from our visitors and donors helps us care for the Abbey and keeps us open as a living working church. We are independent and receive no funding from the Church, the Government or, the Crown. So, your help really counts.

How you can help

It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.

Valerie - Foundation Director

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