The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.Find out more
The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.The Abbey's history
Explore our free, downloadable home learning resources about Westminster Abbey. These cover a variety of subject areas across multiple key stages, meaning you can keep learning wherever you are.Learn at home
Coronations, royal weddings, kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, heroes and villains – history happens here and it’s all waiting to be discovered.
We are not selling tickets to visit the Abbey at this time.
|Wednesday, 8th April 2020|
|Wednesday of Holy Week|
|There are no services on this day|
Support from our visitors and donors helps us care for the Abbey and keeps us open as a living working church. We are independent and receive no funding from the Church, the Government or, the Crown. So, your help really counts.How you can help
At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.