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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.


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Sunday, 24th June 2018
Fourth Sunday after Trinity
8:00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer said
10:00am Matins Quire
said with hymns
11:15am Sung Eucharist with Baptism and Confirmation Quire

Setting: Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli
Motet: Franck Panis angelicus
Voluntary: Bach arr Dupré Sinfonia to Cantata 29 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir'

Preacher: The Right Reverend Tim Thornton Bishop at Lambeth
3:00pm Evensong Quire

Introit: Mendelssohn Erhaben, o Herr
Responses: Rose
Canticles: Schütz Deutsches Magnificat
Schütz Nunc dimittis
Anthem: Schütz Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
Voluntary: Mendelssohn Allegro, Chorale, and Fugue

Preacher: The Reverend Jane Sinclair Canon in Residence

5:45pm Organ Recital Nave

Matthew Jorysz Assistant Organist

6:30pm Evening Service Nave
said with hymns

conducted by The Very Reverend Dr Victor Stock Priest Vicar


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
Events at the Abbey

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
Food & drink 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
Shop at the Abbey

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
Abbey gardens

Tours at the Abbey

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.

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Verger-guided tours


For 90 minutes, you'll be guided by one of the Abbey’s vergers. Running several times a day, these tours are in English only and include a visit to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor (not open to general visitors) as well as the royal tombs, Poets’ Corner, the Lady Chapel and the nave.

Take a tour

I’ve worked here for over thirty years and have seen many of the major services - it’s strange to realise that you are in a small way part of history.


Pamela - Rector's Secretary

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