Regular services

What to expect at our regular services, which are open to the public and free of charge.

You can also visit us for individual prayer in the Abbey from 10.30am - 1.00pm from Monday to Saturday, and in St Margaret's Church from 10.30am - 12.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey sing at Evensong with congregants seated behind them

Evensong

Every day except Wednesdays

A page in a book of psalms

Morning Prayer

Said daily in the Nave

A priest holds a communion wafer and a silver chalice

Holy Communion

Said daily in the Nave

Evening Prayer

Evening Prayer

Every Wednesday at 5.00pm

Glass jugs of water and wine with a silver chalice

Sung Eucharist

Sundays at 11.15am in the Nave

Members of the congregation singing a hymn in Westminster Abbey

Evening Service

Every Sunday at 6.00pm

This week's services

19th - 25th September 2021
Sunday, 19th September 2021
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
8.00am Holy Communion St Margaret's Church
The Book of Common Prayer; said
3.00pm Evensong with installation of Sacrist and admission of Choristers Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Pitoni Cantate Domino
Radcliffe Responses
Stanford in A
Brahms Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)
Stanford Postlude in D minor Op 105 no 6

Preacher: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

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5.00pm Organ Recital Nave

Vierne Hymne au soleil (Pièces de fantaisie Op 53)
Hollins A Song of Sunshine
Vierne Clair de lune (Pièces de fantaisie Op 53)
Whitlock Folk Tune (Five Short Pieces)
Vierne Final (Symphonie I in D Op 14)

Charles Maxtone-Smith Organ Scholar

Monday, 20th September 2021
John Coleridge Patteson, first Bishop of Melanesia, and his companions, martyrs, 1871
8.00am Morning Prayer Quire
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Lay Vicars

plainsong Lucis Creator optime
plainsong Responses
Morales Magnificat primi toni
Reid Nunc dimittis tertii toni
Morales Ecce virgo concipiet

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Tuesday, 21st September 2021
St Matthew, apostle and evangelist
8.00am Morning Prayer Quire
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Batten O praise the Lord
Morley Responses
Tomkins Fifth Service
Viadana Exsultate justi in Domino

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Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
8.00am Morning Prayer Quire
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evening Prayer Quire
said
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Thursday, 23rd September 2021
8.00am Morning Prayer Quire
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong with installation of Deputy Receiver General Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Batten O praise the Lord
Morley Responses
Blow in F
Palestrina Exaltabo te Domine

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Friday, 24th September 2021
8.00am Morning Prayer Quire
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choristers

plainsong Responses
plainsong Magnificat on the seventh tone
plainsong Nunc dimittis on the third tone
Mendelssohn If with all your hearts (Elijah Op 70)

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Saturday, 25th September 2021
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, spiritual writer, Dean of Westminster, 1601–05, 1626
9.00am Morning Prayer Nave
said
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
said
3.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey

Batten O praise the Lord
Morley Responses
Weelkes Service 'for trebles'
Berkeley The Lord is my shepherd
Franck Cantabile (Trois pièces)

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