Events at Westminster Abbey

Special services, concerts, lectures, events for families – there’s something at the Abbey all through the year. Many of our events are free and open to anyone.

Our in-person events are held at Westminster Abbey, London. Our online events are available worldwide.

All events

Hidden Highlights tour

Hidden Highlights tour

8th October 2021 - 1st January 2022

The Abbey
£15

Family activity: Shooting Stars

Family activity: Shooting Stars

Saturday, 4th December 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

ACR lecture: 'A Resilient Return: Church, Community, and Self in the Wake of COVID'

ACR lecture: 'A Resilient Return: Church, Community, and Self in the Wake of COVID'

Moved online

Thursday, 9th December 2021

6.15pm - 7.30pm
Online
Free (booking required)

Choir boys holding hymn sheets

Christmas Family Day

Saturday, 11th December 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm
St Margaret's Church
Free (booking required)

A scene from the nativity

Family activity: Christmas Family Tour

Saturday, 11th December 2021

10:00am - 1:30pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Jerusalem Chamber

Jerusalem Chamber Seminar

Monday, 13th December 2021

13:00
Online
Free (booking required)

Choristers singing and holding candles

Christmas Concert

Tuesday, 14th December 2021

7.00pm - 8.15pm
The Abbey
£15 - £40

Christmas Meditation

Christmas Meditation

Sunday, 19th December 2021

6pm - 6.45pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

Service of Lessons and Carols

Service of Lessons and Carols

23rd & 24th December 2021

6.00pm - 7.00pm
The Abbey
Fully booked

Crib service

Crib service

Friday, 24th December 2021

12.00pm - 12.30pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

Christmas Midnight Mass

Christmas Midnight Mass

24th & 25th December 2021

11.00pm - 12:30am
The Abbey
Fully booked

Christmas Day Holy Communion

Christmas Day Holy Communion

Saturday, 25th December 2021

8.00am - 8.40am
The Abbey
Free (no tickets required)

The Choir singing in front of a Christmas tree

Christmas Day Sung Eucharist

Saturday, 25th December 2021

11:15am - 12.45pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

Christmas Day Evensong

Christmas Day Evensong

Saturday, 25th December 2021

3.00pm - 3.45pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

The clock tower of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Events at St Margaret's Church

Find out about the upcoming services and events taking place at St Margaret's Church. Information can be found under 'Upcoming events at St Margaret's Church'

Upcoming events at St Margaret's Church

Other Events

Marilynne Robinson giving a lecture at Westminster Abbey in 2017

Institute lectures

View videos and listen to podcasts of past Institute lectures.

Past lectures
A group of children and their parents participate in a family learning session in Westminster Abbey's cloisters

Family days out

We run a lively programme of events for families throughout the year.

Family visiting