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.

Chilean Navy Day

Chilean Navy Day

Friday, 20th May 2022

11.00am - 12.00pm
The Abbey
Invite only

Order of the Bath service 2022

Order of the Bath service 2022

Tuesday, 24th May 2022

11.15am - 12.15pm
The Abbey
Invite only

A Service of Thanksgiving by the Benefact Group

A Service of Thanksgiving by the Benefact Group

Wednesday, 8th June 2022

3:00pm - 4.00pm
The Abbey
Invite only

Florence Nightingale Service 2022

Florence Nightingale Service 2022

11th May - 11th June 2022

The Abbey
Invite only

Past special services

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

Rolls of Honour in front of a lamp that has a flame at the spout

Florence Nightingale remembered at annual service

Thursday, 12th May 2022

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend ANZAC Day Service

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend ANZAC Day Service

Monday, 25th April 2022

The life of The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated at Service of Thanksgiving

The life of The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated at Service of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, 29th March 2022

The life of Dame Vera Lynn honoured at Abbey service

The life of Dame Vera Lynn honoured at Abbey service

Monday, 21st March 2022

Members of The Royal Family attend Commonwealth Day service

Members of The Royal Family attend Commonwealth Day service

Monday, 14th March 2022

Wreath around the Grave of the Unknown Warrior

Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for ANZAC Day announced

Monday, 21st February 2022

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

St Margaret's special services

St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, also holds a number of special services each year, and some are open to the public.

Events at St Margaret's