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Each year, we welcome over a million visitors to experience this remarkable site. Founded in 960AD, with the current building over 700 years old, this living, working church is a place of worship, celebration and ceremony, and is steeped in British history. We’re generally open Monday to Saturday for visiting, and hold regular services to which all are welcome. We have a very short prayer on the hour for our visitors to pause and reflect.

Services

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Sunday, 5th July 2020
Fourth Sunday after Trinity
9.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer
10.00am Morning Prayer Nave
The Book of Common Prayer
11.15am Eucharist Nave
with organ

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

Voluntary: Messiaen Apparition de l'église éternelle


3.00pm Evening Prayer Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; with organ

Preacher: The Venerable David Stanton Canon in Residence

Voluntary: Bach Pièce d'Orgue BWV 572

Until Saturday 4th July, the Abbey is open for private prayer only between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Regular daily services resume from Sunday 5th July.

The audience at a lecture in Westminster Abbey applaud the speaker

Events at the Abbey

We host a number of public events, including concerts, lectures and special services throughout the year. Many of these are free and open to the public.

What’s on today
A scone, cut in half and topped with jam and clotted cream on a white plate

Food & drink at the Abbey

Whether you want a hot meal, light snack or traditional afternoon tea, you'll find it in our Cellarium Café and Terrace, or at the Kiosk.

Take a break
Shop at the Abbey

Shop at the Abbey

We sell a range of merchandise inspired by the life, history, architecture of Westminster Abbey and its location in the heart of London. You can shop online and have your order shipped worldwide or collect your items at the Abbey.

Visit our shop
Yellow daffodils in bloom with Westminster Abbey behind

Abbey gardens

Even our gardens are historic, with the oldest said to have been cultivated for 900 years. There are four gardens open for you to enjoy from Tuesday to Thursday.

The story of the gardens

Multimedia guide

You receive a free multimedia guide when you visit the Abbey during normal opening hours. The guide is available in 14 languages plus visually impaired tours. You can easily download the guide to your phone or mobile device.

Find out more

I feel very privileged to work here. I take so much pride in working for a beautiful place like the Abbey, it’s unique.

Alex - Abbey Marshal

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