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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.


Judges Service

Monday, 1st October 2018

11:30am - 12:30pm | The Abbey


Lord Sutherland memorial service

Tuesday, 16th October 2018

12:00pm - 1:00pm | St Margaret's Church | Free, booking required


A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of The Rt Hon Lord Crickhowell PC

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

12:00pm - 1:00pm | St Margaret's Church | Free, booking required


Solemn Evensong of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St Oscar Romero

Saturday, 17th November 2018

3:00pm - 4:00pm | The Abbey | Free, booking required


A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Year of Engineering

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

12:00pm | The Abbey | Ticketing arrangements to be announced

Past special services

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

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

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