The west towers of Westminster Abbey in the sunshine

Welcome to Westminster Abbey

Coronations, royal weddings, kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, heroes and villains – history happens here and it’s all waiting to be discovered.

Visit the Abbey

A royal church offering daily services for all and a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history.

Today's services

Monday, 15th July 2024
St Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c 862
St Bonaventure, friar, bishop, teacher of the faith, 1274
7.30am Morning Prayer Quire
8.00am Holy Communion St Faith's Chapel
12.30pm Holy Communion Nave
5.00pm Evensong Quire
sung by Blundell's School Chamber Choir

Smith Responses
Noble in B minor
Ives Listen sweet Dove

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


Civic Service at Westminster Abbey July 2024

Abbey welcomes New Lord Mayor of Westminster

Monday, 8th July 2024

Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan visited Westminster Abbey

Emperor of Japan visits Westminster Abbey

Tuesday, 25th June 2024

Her Majesty The Queen becomes Patron of Westminster Abbey's Sacristy project

Her Majesty The Queen becomes Patron of Westminster Abbey's Sacristy project

Tuesday, 18th June 2024

About the Abbey

An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, Westminster Abbey has become a treasure house of artefacts. This is also the coronation church where some of the most significant people in Britain's history are buried or commemorated.

Photograph of Little Cloister fountain surrounded by green leaves, representing the Creation season at Westminster Abbey

Summer Season: Creation

Spend time in nature this summer with our hopeful season of events, from garden tours to creative workshops to wellbeing walks. Drawing on our ancient roots and Christian faith, join us in our historic gardens to unearth our personal accountability, inspire communal action, and contribute to the global conversation.

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Shop at the Abbey

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The Nave of the Abbey

Support Us

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.