News archive

An archive of news stories from Westminster Abbey, dating from 2003 to the present day.

Consecration of new Bishop at Westminster Abbey

Consecration of new Bishop at Westminster Abbey

Thursday, 29th September 2022

Abbey documentary series to air on Channel 5

Abbey documentary series to air on Channel 5

Wednesday, 21st September 2022

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Monday, 19th September 2022

HM Queen Elizabeth II meeting choristers outside the Abbey. She is wearing a blue outfit and carrying a bouquet as she stands next to the Dean of Westminster

Order of Service for the State Funeral published

Sunday, 18th September 2022

The Queen’s funeral to be held at Westminster Abbey

The Queen’s funeral to be held at Westminster Abbey

Saturday, 10th September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II smiling. She is wearing a burgundy hat and a burgundy jacket

Westminster Abbey sends condolences to His Majesty The King on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday, 8th September 2022

Abbey hosts international military chaplains

Abbey hosts international military chaplains

Wednesday, 24th August 2022

A large globe featuring a sea, tree and cherubs in the sky

The Abbey welcomes The World Reimagined globes

Thursday, 11th August 2022

In the centre is the Virgin Mary, seated and cradling her son. On either side of the figures are two ships. The first is that which carried St Augustine and his monks to England in the sixth century, bringing with them the Christian faith; and the second is the Windrush, which brought many who renewed the faith in the areas where they settled. The side panels depict St Michael the Archangel, St George the Martyr, St John, St Martin de Porres (patron saint of racial justice) and St Josephine Bakh

Our Lady of the Windrush icon on display at the Abbey

Monday, 18th July 2022

Andrew Nethsingha appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers

Andrew Nethsingha appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers

Tuesday, 5th July 2022

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Tuesday, 5th July 2022