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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.

Exterior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Baroness Warnock service

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm | St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

Scouts and Guides service

Scouts and Guides service

Saturday, 2nd November 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm | The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Remembrance Sunday Service

Remembrance Sunday Service

Sunday, 10th November 2019

10:30am - 11:30am | The Abbey | Free, limited tickets available

Exterior of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

Lord Spicer service

Thursday, 21st November 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm | St Margaret's Church | Tickets by application

Past special services

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

Westminster Abbey celebrates 750th anniversary of Henry III’s masterpiece

Westminster Abbey celebrates 750th anniversary of Henry III’s masterpiece

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

Judges service marks start of the 2019 legal year

Judges service marks start of the 2019 legal year

Tuesday, 1st October 2019

Westminster Abbey Honours PG Wodehouse

Westminster Abbey Honours PG Wodehouse

Friday, 20th September 2019

Westminster Abbey marks Battle of Britain anniversary

Westminster Abbey marks Battle of Britain anniversary

Monday, 16th September 2019

Lord Ashdown remembered

Lord Ashdown remembered

Tuesday, 10th September 2019

A mace bearer leads the Lord Mayor of Westminster and the Dean of Westminster through Westminster Abbey's cloisters

Westminster Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor

Monday, 8th July 2019

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

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