Services & times

See a complete list of the Abbey's upcoming Choral services and organ recitals.

You are also able to see our calendar for the weeks ahead and view order of services for each service.

 

This week's services

5th - 11th December 2021
Sunday, 5th December 2021
Second Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
Bruckner Virga Jesse
Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542

Preacher: The Reverend Robert Latham Sacrist

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Wake, O wake!
Leighton Responses
Wesley in E
Elgar Benedictus in F
Dupré Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur (Symphonie-Passion Op 23)

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave

Matthew Blaiden St Stephen's, Rochester Row

6.00pm Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
with hymns

Preacher: The Reverend Robert Latham Sacrist

Monday, 6th December 2021
St Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c 326
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

plainsong Conditor alme siderum
plainsong Responses
Martin Westminster Service
Britten There is no rose (A Ceremony of Carols)

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Tuesday, 7th December 2021
St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, teacher of the faith, 397
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Morley Responses
Purcell in G minor
Purcell O Lord God of hosts

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Wednesday, 8th December 2021
The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7.30am Morning Prayer St Margaret's Church
said
8.00am Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said
Thursday, 9th December 2021
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Dufay Conditor alme siderum
plainsong Responses
Mundy Service in three parts
Mundy Sive vigilem

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Friday, 10th December 2021
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
said
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers; attended by HE The High Commissioner for Kenya

plainsong Conditor alme siderum
plainsong Responses
Magnificat tone VII
Nunc dimittis tone VIII
Britten As Dew in April (A Ceremony of Carols)

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Saturday, 11th December 2021
8.00am Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
said
8.40am Morning Prayer St Margaret's Church
said
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Clucas Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Morley Responses
Leighton Second Service
Martin A Song of the New Jerusalem
Dupré Prelude and Fugue in F minor Op 7 no 2

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

Advent and Christmas 2021

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