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.

Service men and women at a service at the Abbey

Battle of Britain Sunday - Service of Thanksgiving 2022

Sunday, 18th September 2022

11:00
The Abbey
Attendance by invitation only

A Service to mark the opening of the Legal Year in England and Wales

A Service to mark the opening of the Legal Year in England and Wales

Monday, 3rd October 2022

11.30am - 12.30pm
The Abbey
Invitation only

Past special services

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

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Tuesday, 5th July 2022

Lord Burghley’s legacy celebrated

Lord Burghley’s legacy celebrated

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Abbey marks anniversary of Grenfell tragedy

Abbey marks anniversary of Grenfell tragedy

Tuesday, 14th June 2022

HRH Prince Charles in a red cope

Abbey welcomes HRH The Prince of Wales to Bath service

Tuesday, 24th May 2022

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

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