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Special services

We hold a wide variety of special services, including annual celebrations, memorials and commemorations. Many are held on behalf of the church, the Royal Family, or a national or international organisation.

Upcoming services

Attendance at our special services is usually by invitation only, but for some of them, you can apply for free tickets. Please check the listings below for details.

A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to Mark ANZAC Day

A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to Mark ANZAC Day

Thursday, 25th April 2019

| The Abbey | All tickets allocated

A Service to Recognise Fifty Years Of Continuous At Sea Deterrent

A Service to Recognise Fifty Years Of Continuous At Sea Deterrent

Friday, 3rd May 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham

Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham

Saturday, 4th May 2019

| The Abbey | Free, booking required

Florence Nightingale service 2019

Florence Nightingale service 2019

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

| The Abbey | All tickets have been allocated

Chilean Navy Day

Chilean Navy Day

Tuesday, 21st May 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 300th anniversary service

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 300th anniversary service

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Toby Jessel Service

Toby Jessel Service

Thursday, 30th May 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, booking required

Baroness Hollis of Heigham Service

Baroness Hollis of Heigham Service

Tuesday, 18th June 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, booking required

Baroness Trumpington Service

Baroness Trumpington Service

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, booking required

Past special services

Read reports of some recent special services held at Westminster Abbey.

Her Majesty The Queen attends The Commonwealth Service

Her Majesty The Queen attends The Commonwealth Service

Monday, 11th March 2019

Lord Carrington remembered at Westminster Abbey service

Lord Carrington remembered at Westminster Abbey service

Thursday, 31st January 2019

Alleyn’s School celebrates 400th anniversary

Alleyn’s School celebrates 400th anniversary

Friday, 18th January 2019

Service of Thanksgiving for the Reverend Dr Anthony Harvey

Service of Thanksgiving for the Reverend Dr Anthony Harvey

Wednesday, 16th January 2019

Abbey celebrates life of St Maximilian Kolbe

Abbey celebrates life of St Maximilian Kolbe

Monday, 14th January 2019

Metropolitan Police Service holds Abbey carol service

Metropolitan Police Service holds Abbey carol service

Thursday, 20th December 2018

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

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