Christmas services at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Christmas services

If you’re in London during December you might want to participate in one of the Christmas services taking place in Westminster Abbey.    Dates have recently been announced.    Services, which are free and require no booking, commence on 2nd December, then the 16th and throughout the Christmas period.    This is a unique experience in one of the world’s great churches.

Westminster Abbey has been the Coronation church of British kings and queens since 1066 – thirty eight in total!    It has also been the venue for sixteen royal weddings and is the burial place for former monarchs and many distinguished people.

The church you see today is around 700 years old and is owned directly by the British royal family – governed by the Dean and Chapter on behalf of the Queen.

To find out more about the Christmas services, click on the link below:

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2 thoughts on “Christmas services at Westminster Abbey

  1. My family of five would love to attend Evensong at the Abbey on Christmas Day. Their site says it will be 3.00-3.45pm. Should we arrive much earlier and queue up? I was thinking 30 minutes early, but maybe it will be quite crowded on 25th December. Any insight would be so appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Hello, I’d say give it 60mins. If no queue then have a walk and return 20mins later. Hope you enjoy it. Callum

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