Our mission and values
At Westminster Abbey, we see ourselves as a living symbol of faith at the heart of the nation. Our main purpose is to be a working inclusive church.
- To serve Almighty God by offering divine Worship daily and publicly;
- To serve the Sovereign by daily prayer and by a ready response to requests made by or on behalf of Her Majesty;
- To serve the nation by celebrating the distinctive witness of the Christian faith; by upholding the place of religious faith within national life; and by active engagement with Parliament, Whitehall and others in positions of public service;
- To serve all pilgrims and visitors to the Abbey, and to maintain a tradition of hospitality.
As one we serve each other, our visitors and the wider world in all that do with:
Download our mission and values (PDF, 10.7MB)
Our five-year plan
Our five-year plan guides the direction and content of our work over the next five years. It sets out what we do and what we want to do, bringing together continuing commitments and future projects.
Download our five-year plan (PDF, 12.4MB)
Each year, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster offers Her Majesty The Queen, as the Abbey’s Visitor, our annual report on the fulfilment of the mission of the Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster.
You can download our last five annual reports at the links below.
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20 Dean's Yard
SW1P 3PA +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected]
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