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Special services

We hold a wide variety of special services, including annual celebrations, memorials and commemorations. Many are held on behalf of the church, the Royal Family, or a national or international organisation.

Upcoming services

Attendance at our special services is usually by invitation only, but for some of them, you can apply for free tickets. Please check the listings below for details.

Lord Ashdown Service

Tuesday, 10th September 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

A Service on Battle of Britain Sunday

Sunday, 15th September 2019

| The Abbey | Ticket arrangements to be announced

Judges Service

Tuesday, 1st October 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

750th Anniversary of the Rebuilding of Westminster Abbey

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

| The Abbey | Attendance by invitation only

Past special services

Read reports of some recent special services held at Westminster Abbey.

Thanksgiving Service for Baroness Trumpington

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Lord Heywood remembered

Thursday, 20th June 2019

Abbey celebrates 300th anniversary of Westminster Hospital

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Chilean Navy honours Admiral Cochrane

Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Abbey Marks Centenary of Police Women

Friday, 17th May 2019

Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell Remembered

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

See more reports of Special Services held at Westminster Abbey.

St Margaret's special services

St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, also holds a number of special services each year, and some are open to the public.

Events at St Margaret's

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.

The Reverend Christopher Stoltz - Minor Canon

Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Chapter Office
Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
SW1P 3PA +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected]

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