Worship & music

Westminster Abbey has been a place of worship since at least the tenth century. We hold services here every day and you are welcome to join us.

Join us at Evensong

Our sung services, usually featuring the Choir of Westminster Abbey, are a special experience.

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Sermons

We produce transcripts as well as video and audio recordings of sermons our clergy and guest preachers have given at recent Abbey services.

They deal with current theological issues, religion and world events, and the interpretation of biblical texts.

Sermon from Sung Eucharist, Sunday 25th September

Sermon from Sung Eucharist, Sunday 25th September

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Latest sermon

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle discusses his thoughts regarding the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Dean also discusses the Prophet Amos.

"Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24)

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Services

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Sunday, 2nd October 2022
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
10.00am Matins Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Stanford in C
Parry Fugue in G Op 188ii

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11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tye Missa Euge bone
Tallis O salutaris hostia
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 Choir of Westminster Abbey

attr Farrant Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
Ayleward Responses
Stanford in C
Vaughan Williams O clap your hands
Bach Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541

Preacher: The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon in Residence

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave
Ralph Vaughan Williams 150 series 1/2

Vaughan Williams Romanza (Symphony 5 in D)
Vaughan Williams Prelude and Fugue in C minor

Matthew Jorysz Assistant Organist

6.00pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said with hymns

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

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

Edwardtide

Edwardtide

Join us as we celebrate the life of St Edward the Confessor during our annual pilgrimage on Saturday 15th October 2022.

You can also find out more about other services taking place during the week.

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Music at Westminster Abbey

Sacred music is central to life at the Abbey. Here you can find out more about the work of our acclaimed choir and musicians.

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