Worship at the Abbey

Life at Westminster Abbey revolves around worship. Whatever your beliefs, you’re welcome to take part.

A priest holds a communion wafer and a silver chalice

Come along to a service

See our full list of upcoming services, including details of the music and preachers.

Our services
Edwardtide

Edwardtide

Celebrate the life of St Edward the Confessor at the Abbey from 13th - 17th October.

Edwardtide services
Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas

Find out about our current plans for Advent and Christmas, although services and events are subject to change.

Advent and Christmas services

Our services

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Sunday, 24th October 2021
Last Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Palestrina Missa sine nomine a 6
Guerrero Caro mea
Buxtehude Praeludium in D minor BuxWV 140

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

Poulenc Ô mes très chers frères
Moore Responses
Howells in E
Howells My eyes for beauty pine
Harris Maestoso (Sonata in A minor)

Preacher: The Venerable Adam Atkinson Archdeacon of Charing Cross, Diocese of London

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave

Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543
Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in E flat major
Howells Master Tallis’s Testament
Howells Paean

James Speakman St John's Notting Hill

6.00pm Evening Service St Margaret's Church
said

led by The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge. Security checks are in place upon entry.

Statue of Our Lady of Pew on a stone altar with a small candle on each side

The Society of Our Lady of Pew

The Society of Our Lady of Pew venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and regularly holds Mass and retreats in the Abbey.

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Banners, crosses, icons, vestments and frontals

Read how we decorate our altars, and find out about our historic icons.