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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 Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Sir Peter Hall CBE

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

12.00pm - 1.00pm | The Abbey | Free


Judges Service

Monday, 1st October 2018

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


A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Year of Engineering

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

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

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.


Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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