Services & times

The Abbey remains open for worship but at this time we may be unable to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend due to social distancing restrictions.

Please only travel to the Abbey if you are able to do so safely within government guidelines. 

For some of our Sunday services, you will need to book tickets. Check our coronavirus page for more information about visiting us at this time.

 

This week's services

16th - 22nd May 2021
Sunday, 16th May 2021
Seventh Sunday of Easter - Sunday after Ascension Day
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Mozart Missa in C K220 ‘Spatzenmesse’
Gibbons O clap your hands together
Guerrero O sacrum convivium
Buxtehude Praeludium in C BuxWV 136

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Tallis O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
Rose Responses
Walmisley in D minor
Elgar The Spirit of the Lord
Bairstow Allegro giocoso (Sonata in E flat)

Preacher: The Reverend Anthony Ball Canon in Residence

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Monday, 17th May 2021
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
5.00pm Evensong with the Installation of Sir Kenneth Olisa as High Bailiff Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Byrd Responses
Byrd Second Service
Monteverdi Cantate Domino

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Tuesday, 18th May 2021
Letters Patent creating the Order of the Bath, 1725
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
Wednesday, 19th May 2021
St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, founder of Westminster Abbey, 988
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
Thursday, 20th May 2021
St Alcuin of York, Abbot of Tours, 804
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
Friday, 21st May 2021
Charter Day, 1560
8.00am Morning Prayer Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
Saturday, 22nd May 2021
9.00am Morning Prayer Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
3.00pm First Evensong of the Day of Pentecost Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Gibbons and Barnard Responses
Gibbons Second Service
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
Bach Komm, heiliger Geist BWV 651

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Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Some Sunday services require free tickets booked in advance.

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