Regular services

What to expect at our regular services, which are open to the public and free of charge.

You can also visit us for individual prayer in the Abbey from 10.30am - 12.30pm from Monday to Saturday, and in St Margaret's Church from 10.30am - 12.00pm, Monday to Friday.

We have made changes to the way we hold our services. Please familiarise yourself with the changes on our coronavirus page.

Tickets must be booked for our Sunday morning Sung Eucharist services due to social distancing measures. For all other services, please note that we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We suggest you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey sing at Evensong with congregants seated behind them

Evensong

Every day except Wednesdays

A page in a book of psalms

Morning Prayer

Said daily in the Nave

A priest holds a communion wafer and a silver chalice

Holy Communion

Said daily in the Nave

Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer

Said Wednesdays at 4.00pm

Glass jugs of water and wine with a silver chalice

Sung Eucharist

Sundays at 11.15am in the Nave

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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