The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.Find out more
The definitive resource for research into all aspects of the Abbey’s history is the extensive and historic collections belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.Use our library and archives
We also hold extensive photographic collections, featuring the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church. You can buy prints and digital images – please contact us for details of availability, prices and reproduction fees.
The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.