Worship & music

Westminster Abbey has been a place of worship since at least the tenth century. We hold services here every day and you are welcome to join us.

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Attending a service at the Abbey is a special experience. All are welcome, but at this time we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend due to social distancing advice.

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Services

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Sunday, 1st August 2021
Ninth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion Nave
The Book of Common Prayer; said
11.15am Sung Eucharist Quire
sung by the King Charles Singers

Palestrina Missa brevis
Vaughan Williams O taste and see
Bach Fugue in B minor BWV 579

Preacher: The Reverend David Stanton Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer

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3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the King Charles Singers

Clucas Responses
Sumsion in A
Howells O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
McDowall Church bells beyond the stars

Preacher: The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave

Summer Organ Festival Young Artist Platform

Bach Prelude and Fugue in A BWV 536
Franck Fantaisie in A
Bairstow Evening Song
Hagen Psalm 150

Michael Stephens-Jones Selwyn College, Cambridge

Everyone is welcome at these services, free of charge.

Music at Westminster Abbey

Sacred music is central to life at the Abbey. Here you can find out more about the work of our acclaimed choir and musicians.

More about music

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We produce transcripts and podcasts of sermons our clergy and guest preachers have given at recent Abbey services. They deal with current theological issues, religion and world events, and the interpretation of biblical texts.

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