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Sermons, services and reflections from Westminster Abbey and lectures on issues of faith, ethics, politics and public policy-making from the Westminster Abbey Institute.

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Abbeycast: Holy is his name - A podcast to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, and the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15th, 2020

23:16
A podcast to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, and the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
On VJ Day the Abbey joined national celebrations by …

A contemplation of Hope

July 13th, 2020

13:25
A lecture given by Jenny McCarthy, a journalist and author who grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives in London.
Part of Hope, Westminster Abbey Institute’s 2020 spring programme.

What is Hope?

July 7th, 2020

36:37
A lecture given by James Hawkey, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey. Dr Hawkey is a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and a visiting lecturer at …

Abbeycast: Come unto me - A podcast for the fourth Sunday after Trinity

July 5th, 2020

19:25

A podcast on the fourth Sunday after Trinity marking the re-opening of the Abbey for public worship - the final episode in our series of Sunday worship podcasts produced during lockdown. Worship podcasts will be …

Abbeycast: Tu es Petrus - A podcast for St Peter’s Day

June 29th, 2020

15:36

Saint Peter is the Abbey’s patron saint, and on St Peter’s Day the Collegiate Body and wider Abbey community would usually be celebrating with a …

Abbeycast: The Rewards of Hospitality - A podcast for Third Sunday after Trinity

June 28th, 2020

20:36
The Rule of St Benedict tells us to offer hospitality as if we were entertaining Christ. Recorded in the monastic ‘Cellarium’, which is now a café, …

Abbeycast: A Narnia Tale - A podcast for Second Sunday after Trinity

June 21st, 2020

17:51

CS Lewis’s writings have offered inspiring commentary on the Christian faith to people from across the world over many years. This week’s podcast draws inspiration from some of Lewis’s writings and reflections. A …

Abbeycast: The Harvest is rich - A podcast for First Sunday after Trinity

June 14th, 2020

21:49
In the gospels, Jesus gathers the disciples around him, and then sends them out to share his mission in the world. His mission is our mission, yet we do not possess it. Rather it can become the narrative which gives …

Abbeycast: Relating without rivalry – a podcast for Trinity Sunday

June 7th, 2020

18:59
The Holy Trinity can sometimes sound a bit like a mathematical problem (‘Three in One, and One in Three’), but this podcast explores whether it is, …

Abbeycast: Come Holy Spirit – a podcast for Pentecost

May 31st, 2020

15:05
A special ecumenical episode bringing Christian leaders together to celebrate Pentecost.

A 15-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and …

Abbeycast: O Clap Your Hands – a podcast for Anglican Communion Sunday

May 24th, 2020

16:53
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Anglican Communion Sunday for worshippers everywhere.

A 17 minute service of prayers, reading, sermon, music and blessing recorded this week in the north transept where pilgrims and …

Abbeycast: Ascension Day

May 21st, 2020

13:22
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Ascension Day for worshippers everywhere.

A service recorded this week in the glorious Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey.

Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David …

Abbeycast: God’s abiding love - a podcast on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 17th, 2020

18:48
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Sixth Sunday of Easter for worshippers everywhere.

A twenty-minute service recorded this week in the intimate setting of St Faith’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, focusing on the …

Abbeycast: 5th Sunday of Easter

May 10th, 2020

15:49
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the fifth Sunday of Easter.

Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle

Recorded in the Florence Nightingale Chapel

Reader: Victor Funtanares, NHS paediatric …

Abbeycast: 75th anniversary of VE Day

May 8th, 2020

30:59
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle.

Recorded …

Abbeycast: Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 3rd, 2020

14:28
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Introduced by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian

Recorded at the …

Abbeycast: An Easter Podcast on ANZAC weekend

April 26th, 2020

17:55
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Third Sunday of Easter following Anzac Day.

Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David …

Reflection on ANZAC Day

April 24th, 2020

1:39
An ANZAC Reflection by an Australian in London.

Abbey chaplain, The Reverend Jenny Petersen, who is currently in lockdown at the Abbey, explains how it feels to be an Australian in London for ANZAC. She reveals the …

Abbeycast: Low Sunday

April 19th, 2020

14:39
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Low Sunday introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian.

Address: The Very Reverend Dr David …

Abbeycast: Easter Day

April 12th, 2020

21:39
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Easter Day introduced by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, with a reading by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Address: The Reverend Canon Dr James …

Abbeycast: Holy Saturday

April 11th, 2020

13:28
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Holy Saturday introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian.

Address: The Very Reverend Dr …

Abbeycast: Good Friday

April 10th, 2020

16:49
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for Good Friday introduced by The Reverend Canon Anthony Ball, Canon Steward.

Address: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster
Reader:  The Reverend Canon Jane Sinclair, …

Abbeycast: Maundy Thursday

April 9th, 2020

13:40
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Maundy Thursday introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian.

Address: The Reverend Mark …

Abbeycast: Palm Sunday

April 5th, 2020

14:25
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Palm Sunday introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle. Recorded in front of the Abbey’s Great West Door, above which stand statues commemorating ten …

Abbeycast: Passion Sunday

March 29th, 2020

13:51

A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Passion Sunday introduced by The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Sacrist.  Recorded in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey. Address: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of …

Abbeycast: The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

March 25th, 2020

16:07

A podcast from Westminster Abbey on The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary, 2020, introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle.  Recorded at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pew, …

Charles Gore Memorial Lecture 2020: A Theology of Hope for the 21st Century

March 16th, 2020

1:14:53
The Charles Gore Memorial Lecture 2020 given by Professor Jürgen Moltmann, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, University of Tübingen. Chair: …

Hope in Society

March 4th, 2020

1:00:02
Lecture given by Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, at Westminster Abbey on 25th February 2020. Introduced by …

History Masterclass - Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

February 3rd, 2020

1:26:32
Renowned historian Dr John Guy’s lecture on Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. He discusses these two anointed queens who never met in life yet they lie buried at Westminster Abbey just a few metres from one another …

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on the Epiphany of Our Lord

January 7th, 2020

8:30

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on the Epiphany of Our Lord by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

Sermon given on Christmas Day 2019

January 6th, 2020

11:09

Sermon given on Christmas Day 2019 by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

Sermon given at Midnight Mass, Christmas 2019

January 6th, 2020

9:36

Sermon given at Midnight Mass, Christmas 2019, by  The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster

Sermon given by the Archbishop of Canterbury

December 18th, 2019

11:02

Sermon given by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Metropolitan Police Carol Service, 17th …

Address given at the Sir Donald Gosling service

December 11th, 2019

12:32

Address given by The Reverend Canon Roger Royle at A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Vice Admiral Sir Donald Gosling KCVO RNR

Symposium: Art as Public Service

December 9th, 2019

1:13:40
Speakers: Ben Quash, John Gilhooly and Marina Warner

Chair: Paul Baumann – Receiver General, Westminster Abbey

Ben Quash is Professor of …

The Bishop of London's Address at the St Cecilia service, 2019

November 21st, 2019

10:47

Address given the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullaly DBE, Bishop of London, at a service to Mark the Festival of St Cecilia, 2019

Ruling from the Heart: the poet and the cabinet minister

November 21st, 2019

1:15:31
Speaker: Micheal O’Siadhail

Chair and interlocutor: Lord Blunkett

Micheal O’Siadhail is a poet who has published sixteen collections of poetry, the …

Sermon given by David Hoyle at his installation as Dean of Westminster

November 18th, 2019

13:14
Sermon given at Evensong with the Installation of Dr David Michael Hoyle as Dean of the Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster, Westminster …

Bureaucracy should be beautiful: the musician and the permanent secretary

November 13th, 2019

1:03:09
Speaker: James O'Donnell

Chair and interlocutor: Clare Moriarty

James O’Donnell is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey. Internationally recognised as a conductor and organ recitalist, he has …

Envisioning Justice: the painter and the judge

November 6th, 2019

1:16:41
Speaker: Hughie O'Donoghue

Chair and interlocutor: Baroness Hale

Hughie O'Donoghue is a British painter and Royal Academician whose works explore themes of universal human experience. His paintings, often on an epic …

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2019

November 5th, 2019

9:26

Given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster

Sermon given at the London Mayors Evensong 2019

October 22nd, 2019

14:50

Sermon given at the London Mayors Evensong by The Right Reverend Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking

Sermon given at the Dedication Festival Sung Eucharist

October 22nd, 2019

12:18

Sermon given at the Dedication Festival Sung Eucharist by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster

The Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon at Edwardtide Festival Sung Eucharist

October 22nd, 2019

11:07

Sermon given at Edwardtide Festival Sung Eucharist by His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby

One People Oration 2019: Faith at the Heart of Nations? Reflections on the future of church and state

October 22nd, 2019

1:09:43
One People Oration 2019 - Faith at the Heart of Nations? Reflections on the future of church and state, given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall.

Read a transcript of this lecture on Westminster …

Celebrating the re-building of Westminster Abbey 1269 in the presence of HM The Queen

October 15th, 2019

10:32

Sermon: Celebrating the re-building of Westminster Abbey 1269 in the presence of HM The Queen, given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster

Sermon given at the Evensong on The Translation of St Edward the Confessor, 2019

October 14th, 2019

10:04

Sermon given at the Evensong on The Translation of St Edward the Confessor, 2019, by The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon in Residence

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on The Translation of St Edward the Confessor

October 14th, 2019

16:02

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on The Translation of St Edward the Confessor by The Reverend Professor Sarah Foot Canon, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Oxford …

Sermon given by the Bishop of London at the Judges Services 2019

October 1st, 2019

10:44

Sermon given by the Bishop of London at the Judges Services 2019

Address given at A Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday 2019

September 16th, 2019

7:32

Address given by Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) John Ellis, Chaplain-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force, at A Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday 2019

Address given by Sir John Major at the Paddy Ashdown Service

September 10th, 2019

11:37
Address given by Sir John Major at A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of the Right Honourable The Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG, CH, KBE

#paddyashdown #liberaldemocrats #libdems #westminsterabbey

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist of St Peter

July 1st, 2019

12:57

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist of St Peter, Westminster Abbey, 28th June 2019

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Corpus Christi

June 21st, 2019

6:18

Sermon given by The Reverend Mark Birch at the Sung Eucharist on Corpus Christi at Westminster Abbey, 21st June 2019

Address given by Lord O'Donnell at the Lord Heywood service

June 21st, 2019

5:37

Address given by The Right Honourable The Lord O’Donnell GCB at A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Jeremy, Lord Heywood of Whitehall GCB CVO

Sermon given on the Day of Pentecost, 2019

June 10th, 2019

13:19

Sermon given on the Day of Pentecost by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

Sermon at Ascension Day 2019

May 31st, 2019

11:17

Sermon given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, on Ascension Day 2019 at Westminster Abbey

Address given at a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Westminster Hospital

May 23rd, 2019

12:21

Address given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, at a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Westminster Hospital

Address given by Sally Mullally, Bishop of London at A Service of Thanksgiving to mark the centenary of police women in the Metropolitan Police Service

May 17th, 2019

10:33

The address given by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sally Mullally, Bishop of London, at A Service of Thanksgiving to mark the …

Address given at a Service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale and to mark the centenary of the funeral of Edith Cavell

May 15th, 2019

9:24

Address given by The Very Reverend Dr Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich, at A Service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale and to mark the centenary of the funeral of Edith Cavell

#florencenightingale …

34th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture - The Most Spiritual of the Arts: Music, Modernity, and the Search for the Sacred

May 10th, 2019

1:00:35
34th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture - The Most Spiritual of the Arts: Music, Modernity, and the Search for the Sacred given by Sir James MacMillan, composer, conductor and artistic director, on Thursday 9th May 2019 …

Sermon given by The Most Reverend Rino Fisichella at Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham

May 7th, 2019

14:38

Sermon given by The Most Reverend Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation at Festival of Our …

Lecture given by Eamon Duffy FBA at Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham

May 7th, 2019

1:07:04

Lecture given by Eamon Duffy FBA, Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge, at Festival Our Lady Walsingham, Westmister Abbey, Saturday 4th May 2019

#OLW #westminsterabbey …

Sermon given at Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham Solemn Eucharist

May 7th, 2019

13:59

Sermon given by The Right Reverend Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and Master of The Guardians of the Holy House, at Festival of Our Lady of …

Address given by the Dean of Westminster at a service to recognise fifty years of Continuous At Sea Deterrent

May 3rd, 2019

10:58

Address given by the Dean of Westminster at a service to recognise fifty years of Continuous At Sea Deterrent at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Friday 3rd May 2019.

#westminsterabbey #continuousatseadeterrent

Leading Engineering Technician Edward Owen gives a Testimony

May 3rd, 2019

1:27

Leading Engineering Technician Edward Owen gives a Testimony at a service to recognise fifty years of Continuous At Sea Deterrent at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Friday 3rd May 2019.

#westminsterabbey …

Rear Admiral Tim Hodgson MBE gives a Testimony

May 3rd, 2019

2:57

Rear Admiral Tim Hodgson MBE, Director Submarine Capability, Ministry of Defence, gives a Testimony at a service to recognise fifty years of Continuous At Sea Deterrent at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Friday 3rd May …

Isobel Fraser gives a Testimony

May 3rd, 2019

1:30

Isobel Fraser, wife of Chief Petty Officer Stewart Fraser, gives a Testimony at a service to recognise fifty years of Continuous At Sea Deterrent at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Friday 3rd May 2019.

#westminsterabbey …

Address given on ANZAC Day by The Dean of Westminster

April 25th, 2019

11:29

Address given at the ANZAC Day Service by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at Westminster Abbey, 25th April 2019

#ANZACDay #WestminsterAbbey

Sermon at Evensong on Easter Day 2019

April 23rd, 2019

9:51

Sermon given at Evensong on Easter Day by The Venerable David Stanton, Canon in Residence, on 21st April 2019

#easter #easterday #eastersunday #sermon #westminsterabbey

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on Easter Day 2019

April 23rd, 2019

11:30

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Easter Day by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 21st April 2019

#eastersunday #easterday #easter #sermon #westminsterabbey

Meanings of justice in law, philosophy and politics

April 4th, 2019

1:13:11

A panel discussion between Lord Judge, Professor Esther Reed and the Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind chaired by Paul Baumann, Receiver General, …

The Charles Gore Lecture: Justice, Mercy and Remembrance

March 27th, 2019

1:06:01

The Reverend Professor Michael Banner, Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, gives this year’s Charles Gore Lecture

Chair: The Very Reverend Dr John …

Westminster Lecture: Is a just society possible?

March 21st, 2019

1:07:36

The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Canon of Westminster, Rector of St Margaret's Church and Chair of Westminster Abbey Institute, in conversation with Mark Ormerod, Chief Executive, Supreme Court.

This event was part of …

Westminster Lecture: Can institutions be just?

March 13th, 2019

1:08:14

Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert in conversation with Baroness Butler-Sloss.

Part of the Westminster Abbey Institute's Justice season, Spring 2019.

#justice #westminsterabbeyinstitute

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 2019

March 7th, 2019

12:20

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 2019 at Westminster Abbey by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster.

#ashwednesday #westminsterabbey

Westminster Lecture: Fair enough? Justice in the 21st Century

March 7th, 2019

1:11:06

The Reverend Dr James Hawkey in conversation with the Rt Hon Jack Straw.

Part of the Westminster Abbey Institute's Justice season, Spring 2019.

#justice #westminsterabbeyinstitute

History Masterclass - Henry III and Westminster Abbey

February 15th, 2019

53:13

Medieval historian Professor David Carpenter (King’s College London) gives a lecture and takes questions from students on Henry III to mark 750 years …

Sermon given at Candlemas, 2019

February 4th, 2019

10:55

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 1st February 2019, by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall.

#candlemas #westminsterabbey

Address given by Lord Luce at the Lord Carrington thanksgiving service

January 31st, 2019

15:31

Address given by The Right Honourable the Lord Luce at A Service of thanksgiving for The Right Honourable the Lord Carrington

Tribute to his father given by Lord Carrington

January 31st, 2019

9:29

Tribute given by The Lord Carrington at A Service of thanksgiving for The Right Honourable the Lord Carrington

#lordcarrington #westminsterabbey

30th Annual Day of Prayer - Waiting on God: Part 3 - Silence with the beloved

January 28th, 2019

28:12

Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, a Dominican friar and Roman Catholic priest, explores how prayer in its different forms shapes us in faith, hope and love. …

30th Annual Day of Prayer - Waiting on God: Part 2 - Hopeful prayer

January 28th, 2019

25:46

Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, a Dominican friar and Roman Catholic priest, explores how prayer in its different forms shapes us in faith, hope and love. …

30th Annual Day of Prayer - Waiting on God: Part 1 - Faith in worship

January 28th, 2019

31:20

Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, a Dominican friar and Roman Catholic priest, explores how prayer in its different forms shapes us in faith, hope and love. …

Sermon given at Evensong with the Installation of The Reverend Dr James Hawkey as Canon of Westminster

January 21st, 2019

7:05

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at Evensong with the Installation of The Reverend Dr James Hawkey as Canon of Westminster

#jameshawkey #westminsterabbey

Sermon given at A service of thanksgiving and commemoration to mark the 400th anniversary of Alleyn’s School

January 21st, 2019

9:07

Sermon given by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at A service of thanksgiving and commemoration to mark the 400th anniversary …

Address given by Lord Williams of Oystermouth at A Service of Thanksgiving for Anthony Harvey

January 17th, 2019

13:59

The Address given by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Williams of Oystermouth at A Service of Thanksgiving for The Reverend Dr Anthony E Harvey 1930-2018

#westminsterabbey #rowanwilliams

Sermon given at the Installation of Paul Baumann CBE as Receiver General

January 15th, 2019

9:01

Sermon given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, at the Installation of Paul Baumann CBE as Receiver General at Westminster Abbey …

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on Christmas Day 2018

January 3rd, 2019

11:29

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on Christmas Day 2018 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster at Westminster Abbey

#westminsterabbey #christmas

Sermon given at Midnight Mass at Christmas 2018

January 3rd, 2019

11:00

Sermon given at Midnight Mass on Christmas 2018 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster at Westminster Abbey

#westminsterabbey #christmas

Address given by The Bishop of London at the Metropolitan Police Carols Service 2018

December 20th, 2018

9:28

Address given by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London, at the Metropolitan Police Carols Service 2018, …

Sermon at the The Whitehall Carol Service 2018

December 20th, 2018

9:36

Sermon given at the The Whitehall Carol Service 2018 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster on Tuesday, 18th December 2018. …

Have the machines taken over?

November 27th, 2018

1:10:09

Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, who specialises in artificial intelligence, gives the last in a series of three Westminster Dialogues.

Chair and interlocutor: …

Address given at A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate The Year of Engineering 2018

November 22nd, 2018

5:23

Address given by Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President, Royal Academy of Engineering, at A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate The Year of Engineering 2018

#YoE #YearofEngineering #WestminsterAbbey

Sermon given at Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St Oscar Romero Westminster Abbey

November 19th, 2018

12:14

Sermon given at a Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St Oscar Romero by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster, 17th November 2018

#westminsterabbey #oscarromero

Address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury at A Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice

November 12th, 2018

4:39

Address given by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan at A Service …

Leslie Brent's Testimony at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9th, 2018

4:59

Testimony given by Leslie Brent, Holocaust survivor, at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, held at …

Freddie Knoller's Testimony at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9th, 2018

6:48

Testimony given by Freddie Knoller, Holocaust survivor, at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, held at …

Bea Green's Testimony at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9th, 2018

7:17

Testimony given by Bea Green, Holocaust survivor, at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, held at …

Rabbi Baroness Neuberger's Reflection at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9th, 2018

2:31

Reflection given by Rabbi Baroness Neuberger DBE, West London Synagogue, at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of …

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg's Address at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9th, 2018

6:28

Address given by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, New North London Synagogue and Rabbi to Masorti Judaism, at A Service of Solemn Remembrance and Hope on …

Humanity's response

November 7th, 2018

1:14:03

Panel discussion as part of Westminster Abbey Institute's Embracing Global Challenges season.

Speakers: Professor Michelle Brown, Rory Stewart MP OBE, Matt Waldman.

Chair: Sir Stephen Lamport GCVO DL, Receiver …

Has migration overwhelmed us?

November 7th, 2018

1:11:00

Ann Singleton gives the second in a series of three Westminster Dialogues

Speaker: Ann Singleton, Senior Research Fellow in School for Policy …

Sermon given at a National Scout and Guide Service 2018

November 5th, 2018

11:30

Sermon given at a National Scout and Guide Service 2018 by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

#westminsterabbey #scouts #girlguiding

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on All Souls' Day 2018

November 5th, 2018

12:59

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Souls' Day 2018 by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

#westminsterabbey #allsoulsday

Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2018

November 5th, 2018

13:30

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2018 by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall.

#westminsterabbey #allsaintsday

Have we killed the planet?

October 24th, 2018

1:10:39

Michael McCarthy gives the first in a series of three Westminster Dialogues, part of the Embracing Global Challenges season from the Westminster Abbey Institute.

Speaker: Michael McCarthy is a British writer with a …

One People Oration 2018: Embracing Global Challenges

October 17th, 2018

1:14:13

The Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth gives the One People Oration 2018 on the theme of Embracing Global Challenges. Chair: The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster.

Dean of Westminster's sermon at Dedication of Westminster Abbey Sung Eucharist

October 15th, 2018

12:05

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at the Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey, 14th October 2018 #westminsterabbey #edwardtide

Sermon given on The Translation of Edward the Confessor

October 15th, 2018

12:50

Sermon given by The Right Reverend Jonathan Goodall Bishop of Ebbsfleet and Priest Vicar at the Festival Eucharist on The Translation of Edward the Confessor #edwardtide #westminsterabbey #stedwardtheconfessor

The Dean's Sermon at the Edwardtide Sung Eucharist

October 15th, 2018

15:22

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at the Sung Eucharist on the Eve of the Translation of St Edward The Confessor, 12th October 2018 at Westminster Abbey #westminsterabbey …

Sermon given at the Service attended by the Judges, 2018

October 1st, 2018

8:31

Sermon given by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at the Service attended by the Judges, 2018. #legalyear #judgesservice #westminsterabbey

Address given at the Battle of Britain Sunday service 2018

September 18th, 2018

11:45

The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) John Ellis gives The Address at A Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain #battleofbritain #ww2 #royalairforce #westminsterabbey

Sir Trevor Nunn gives an address about Sir Peter Hall

September 11th, 2018

10:50

Sir Trevor Nunn gives The Address at A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Sir Peter Hall, 11th September 2018, Westminster Abbey #westminsterabbey #sirpeterhall #theatre #sirtrevornunn

Sir David Hare gives a tribute to Sir Peter Hall

September 11th, 2018

4:48

Sir David Hare, playwright, gives The Tribute at A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Sir Peter Hall, 11th September 2018, Westminster Abbey #westminsterabbey #sirpeterhall #theatre #sirdavidhare

Address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the RAF 100th service

July 10th, 2018

7:14

Address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at A Service to mark the Centenary of the Royal Air Force, held at Westminster Abbey on …

Address given at A Service to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS

July 5th, 2018

8:33

Address given by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England at A Service to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the National Health Service

#nhs70 #westminsterabbey #nhsengland

Address given by the Reverend Gary Bradley at the Civic Service 2018

July 2nd, 2018

9:47

Address given by the Lord Mayor's Chaplain, the Reverend Gary Bradley, at the Civic Service held at Westminster Abbey on 1st July 2018

Address given at Spirit of Windrush service by Rev Canon Joel Edwards

June 22nd, 2018

7:00

The Address given by the Reverend Canon Joel Edwards at Spirit of Windrush Contributions to Multicultural Britain A Service of Thanksgiving …

Lord Rees' tribute to Stephen Hawking

June 15th, 2018

10:50

A Tribute given by the Astronomer Royal Professor the Lord Rees of Ludlow at A Service of Thanksgiving for Professor Stephen Hawking at Westminster Abbey on 15th June 2018 #westminsterabbey #stephenhawking

Tom Nabarro's tribute to Stephen Hawking

June 15th, 2018

2:50

A Tribute given by Tom Nabarro at A Service of Thanksgiving for Professor Stephen Hawking at Westminster Abbey on 15th June 2018 #westminsterabbey #stephenhawking

Professor Kip Thorne's tribute to Stephen Hawking

June 15th, 2018

4:03

A Tribute given by Nobel laureate Professor Kip Thorne at A Service of Thanksgiving for Professor Stephen Hawking at Westminster Abbey on 15th June 2018 #westminsterabbey #stephenhawking

Excellent Women - Jane Austen’s Afterlife: Art, Culture and Religion

June 8th, 2018

1:09:43

The 19th century was a time when the novel came of age. Many of the era’s female novelists responded in powerful and sophisticated ways to the era’s …

The 33rd Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture - Beating the Bounds: Parish Ministry and Spirituality Today

May 25th, 2018

1:02:38
The 33rd Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture - Beating the Bounds: Parish Ministry and Spirituality Today, delivered by The Reverend Richard Coles at …

Sermon on the Day of Pentecost 2018

May 22nd, 2018

15:13

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Day of Pentecost 2018 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, on 20th May 2018 in Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #sermon #pentecost #christianity

Sermon given at a Sung Eucharist on Ascension Day 2018

May 11th, 2018

11:24

Sermon given at a Sung Eucharist on Ascension Day 2018 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. #ascensionday #westminsterabbey

Address given at a Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale

May 10th, 2018

10:02

Address given by Sister Frances Dominica ASSP DL at a Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale at Westminster Abbey on 9th May 2018. #florencenightingale #westminsterabbey

ANZAC Day Address by the Dean of Westminster

April 25th, 2018

12:11

The Address given by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, on ANZAC Day 2018. #ANZACDay #westminsterabbey

Sermon given by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Evensong marking the 25th Meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government

April 16th, 2018

11:55

Sermon given by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Evensong marking the 25th Meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government at Westminster Abbey at 3.00pm on Sunday 15th April 2018 #CHOGM2018 #westminsterabbey

Address given on the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr

April 4th, 2018

15:57

Address given by The Right Reverend Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, at Rediscovering Justice: A Service of Hope on the 50th anniversary of the …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Easter Day 2018

April 4th, 2018

13:41

Sermon given at Westminster Abbey on Easter Day by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. #easter #easterday #westminsterabbey

Truth Told

March 22nd, 2018

1:18:40

However difficult, truth should be the lodestar by which we choose our words and fashion our political and journalistic language, including the use …

Truth Sustained

March 15th, 2018

1:13:50

Speaker: Sir Stephen Lamport ; Chair: Lord Saatchi

The importance of truth cannot be underestimated. It is at the heart of those things which sustain a civilised society: trustworthiness, dependability, wise …

Truth Pursued

March 8th, 2018

1:11:42

The truth of a situation is often genuinely hard to pin down. But, argues the Reverend Professor Vernon White, that provides no cover or excuse for giving up the pursuit of truth, which remains vital, and believing that …

True Enough? Lies, Diplomacy and Politics

March 2nd, 2018

1:13:07

Speakers: The Reverend Professor Michael Banner; John Raine; Rt Hon Jack Straw ; Chair: The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret’s Church 

Is the use of 'diplomatic truth' by officials …

The Charles Gore Lecture 2018 - Truth and Beauty

February 28th, 2018

1:01:39

Speaker: Professor Janet Soskice ; Chair: The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster 

In classical Christian teaching God is not only …

The Dean of Westminster's sermon on Ash Wednesday 2018

February 15th, 2018

12:29

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at a Sung Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes on 14th February 2018 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabby #ashwednesday

Sermon given on Candlemas 2018

February 5th, 2018

10:48

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at a Sung Eucharist on The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 2nd February 2018 #candlemas #westminsterabbey

Nick Clegg - The Coarsening of Political Language

November 14th, 2017

1:13:33

The Coarsening of Political Language Speaker: Rt Hon Nick Clegg Interlocutor and Chair: Mark Easton

Monday 13th November at 6.30pm in The Lady …

The One People Oration 2017 - John Major: The Responsibilities of Democracy

November 7th, 2017

1:03:57
The One People Oration 2017

Sir John Major: The Responsibilities of Democracy

Part of Westminster Abbey Institute's Democracy season

Recorded Monday 6th November at 6.30pm in Westminster Abbey

Chaired by The Very …

Sermon given at Evensong on All Souls' Day 2017

November 3rd, 2017

12:01

Sermon given at Evensong on All Souls' Day 2017 by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall #allsoulsday #westminsterabbey

Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon at Reformation 500th anniversary service

October 31st, 2017

12:11

Sermon hive by the Archbishop of Canterbury at A Service to Mark the 500th Anniversary of the 95 Theses and the Start of the Reformation, held at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Tuesday 31st October 2017

Protest and Liberty: How the Reformation Shaped Modern Democracy

October 31st, 2017

1:11:56

Professor Alec Ryrie, a historian of Protestant Christianity and Professor at Durham University, on the Protestant Reformation and democracy. #westminsterabbey #reformation500

Address given by the Bishop of Crediton at A Service for Queen Anne's School Caversham

October 20th, 2017

10:26

Address given by the Right Reverend Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of Crediton, at A Service for Queen Anne's School Caversham, held at Westminster Abbey …

Address given by the Right Rev. and Right Hon. Richard Chartres at the Lady Margaret School Centenary service

October 17th, 2017

11:49

Address was given by the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres KCVO ChStJ FSA, Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal, at a Service to …

Sermon given at Evensong with the London Mayors 2017

October 16th, 2017

10:19

Sermon given by the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop at Lambeth, at Evensong celebrating the Feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey in the presence of The Lord Mayor of Westminster and the Mayors of the London …

Dedication Festival Sermon 2017

October 16th, 2017

12:55

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Dedication Festival 2017 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 15th October 2017 #westminsterabbey #edwardtide

Edwardtide Festival Eucharist Sermon 2017

October 16th, 2017

10:41

Sermon given at the Festival Eucharist at Edwardtide by The Right Reverend Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester, 14th October 2017 #westminsterabbey #edwardtide

Sermon given at Edwardtide Sung Eucharist 2017

October 16th, 2017

10:55

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Translation of St Edward the Confessor by the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 13th October 2017 #westminsterabbey #edwardtide

Excellent Women – PD James: Miserable Offenders

October 3rd, 2017

54:49

Professor Alison Shell, University College London, discusses the work of PD James (1920-2014) in the last of a series of lectures on significant …

Sermon given at Judges Services 2017 by The Right Reverend Michael Doe

October 2nd, 2017

16:44

Sermon given at Judges Services 2017 by The Right Reverend Michael Doe, Preacher of Gray's Inn #westminsterabbey #judgesservice

Sermon given on Michaelmas 2017

October 2nd, 2017

9:35

Sermon given on Michaelmas by The Reverend Professor Vernon White, Sub-Dean and Canon Theologian, Westminster Abbey #westminsterabbey #michaelmas

Excellent Women – Barbara Pym: Anglican Anthropologies

September 28th, 2017

58:39

Dr Jane Williams, St Mellitus College, discusses the work of Barbara Pym (1913-1980) in the third of a series of four lectures on significant British …

Sermon given at Blessed Oscar Romero Evensong

September 25th, 2017

15:46

The Sermon given by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Williams of Oystermouth at Evensong commemorating the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero. #romero100 #oscarromero #rowanwilliams …

Excellent Women – Dorothy L Sayers: Christ and the Detective

September 19th, 2017

1:14:17

The Reverend Canon Dr Jessica Martin, Ely Cathedral, discusses the work of novelist Dorothy L Sayers (1893-1957).

Address given at A Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

September 18th, 2017

8:23

Address given by the Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) Jonathan Chaffey QHC RAF, Chaplain-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force at A Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain …

Sermon given on the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 16th, 2017

10:06

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster at the Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary #westminsterabbey #virginmary #christianity #assumption

Address given by the Lord Mayor's Chaplain, The Reverend Steve Mason, at Matins attended in Civic State by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, 2nd July 2017

July 3rd, 2017

9:00

Address given by the Lord Mayor's Chaplain, The Reverend Steve Mason, at Matins attended in Civic State by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, 2nd July …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on St Peter's Day 2017

June 30th, 2017

12:48

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on St Peter's Day 2017 by the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. #westminsterabby #speter #sermon #christianity #faith #saintpeter #stpetersday

Tribute given by Rob Brydon at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ronnie Corbett CBE

June 7th, 2017

4:09

Tribute given by Rob Brydon at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ronnie Corbett CBE #westminsterabbey #ronniecorbett #robbrydon #comedy

Address given by James Moir at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ronnie Corbett CBE

June 7th, 2017

8:49

Address given by James Moir at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ronnie Corbett CBE #westminsterabbey #ronniecorbett #jamesmoir #comedy

Tribute given by Jimmy Tarbuck at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ronnie Corbett CBE

June 7th, 2017

5:22

Tribute given by Jimmy Tarbuck at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ronnie Corbett CBE #westminsterabbey #ronniecorbett #jimmytarbuck

Sermon given by the Dean of Westminster on the Day of Pentecost 2017

June 5th, 2017

12:37

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at the Sung Eucharist on the Day of Pentecost 2017. #westminsterabbey #pentecost #christianity #christian

Sermon given by the Dean of Westminster on Ascension Day 2017

May 26th, 2017

12:45

Sermon given on Ascension Day 2017 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster #ascensionday #jesuschrist #christianity #westminsterabbey #sermon

Address given by Alexander Downer at a Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

May 23rd, 2017

8:47

The Address given by His Excellency The Honourable Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, at a Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves …

32nd Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Faith and Imagination

May 12th, 2017

1:05:07
Author and critic Salley Vickers gives the annual Eric Symes Abbott memorial lecture at Westminster Abbey.

In 'Faith and Imagination – How the Arts …

Sermon given by the Dean of Westminster on Easter Day 2017

April 18th, 2017

12:55

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Easter Day 2017 by tion
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. #Easter #Christianity #WestminsterAbbey #Christ

The Address given by the Dean of Westminster at A Service of Hope following the terror attack in Westminster

April 5th, 2017

11:19

The Address given by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall at A Service of Hope following the terror attack in Westminster. The …

Serving the Public: Mission Impossible?

March 27th, 2017

1:14:26

Speaker: The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Rector, St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey

Chair: Rt Hon Jack Straw

Tuesday 21st March 2017, 6.30 pm, The Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey

Part of Westminster Lectures: …

Integrity and the Modern Intellectual Tradition

March 8th, 2017

57:11

The Annual Charles Gore Lecture: Integrity and the Modern Intellectual Tradition. Speaker: Professor Marilynne Robinson; Chair: The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. #WestminsterAbbey …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 2017

March 2nd, 2017

11:12

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, gives the sermon at the Sung Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 2017 at Westminster Abbey: What is Lent …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for Epiphany 2017

January 10th, 2017

8:34

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for Epiphany 2017 by The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Canon in Residence. #westminsterabbey #epiphany

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Christmas Day 2016

January 3rd, 2017

12:18

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Christmas Day 2016 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster #Christmas

Address given by The Earl of Wessex at A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

November 25th, 2016

13:41

Address given by The Earl of Wessex at A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, 24th November 2016 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #dofe …

Address given by Sir James Galway OBE at The St Cecilia Service: A Celebration of Music

November 25th, 2016

3:36

Address given by Sir James Galway OBE at The St Cecilia Service: A Celebration of Music, 23rd November 2016 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #helpmusiciansuk #jamesgallway

One People Oration 2016 - Secret Service? National Security in an Age of Open Information

November 15th, 2016

1:09:40
Speaker: Lord Evans of Weardale, former Head of MI5; Chair: The Very Reverend Dr John Hall

Read a transcript of this lecture on Westminster Abbey's website.

#westminsterabbey #onepeopleoration #secretservice #MI5 …

How Impartial? - A dialogue organised by the Westminster Abbey Institute

November 4th, 2016

1:09:31

How Impartial?, a Westminster Dialogue organised by the Westminster Abbey Institute. Speakers: Professor Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History and …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2016

November 3rd, 2016

10:27

The Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2016 by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 1st November 2016 #westminsterabbey #allsaintsday #christianity #faith

Press Freedom; Press Responsibility - A dialogue organised by the Westminster Abbey Institute

October 20th, 2016

1:11:14

Press Freedom; Press Responsibility, a Westminster Dialogue organised by the Westminster Abbey Institute. Speakers: Dame Ann Leslie, Columnist for …

Sermon given at the Evensong with the London Mayors, 16th October 2016

October 18th, 2016

10:11

The Sermon given at the Evensong with the London Mayors by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 16th October 2016. #westminsterabbey #londonmayors

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Dedication of Westminster Abbey, 16th October 2016

October 18th, 2016

12:49

The Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Dedication of Westminster Abbey by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 16th October 2016 #westminsterabbey

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Translation of St Edward the Confessor, 2016

October 18th, 2016

13:03

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Translation of St Edward the Confessor by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 13th October 2016 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #edwardtheconfessor …

Address given by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner at the Combat Modern Slavery service, 12th October 2016

October 13th, 2016

4:09

The Address given by Kevin Hyland OBE, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, at the Service to Commemorate the Work of William Wilberforce and Mark the United Kingdom's Commitment to Combat Modern Slavery, 12th October …

Address given by Prime Minister Theresa May at the Combat Modern Slavery service, 12th October 2016

October 13th, 2016

3:43

The Address given by The Right Honourable Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, at the Service to Commemorate the Work of William Wilberforce and Mark the United Kingdom's Commitment to Combat Modern Slavery, 12th October …

Address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Combat Modern Slavery service, 12th October 2016

October 13th, 2016

4:46

The Address given by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan at the …

Address given by Cardinal Nichols at the Combat Modern Slavery service, 12th October 2016

October 13th, 2016

4:50

The Address given by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, at the Service to Commemorate the Work of William Wilberforce …

Address given by Lord Hall at the Terry Wogan Thanksgiving Service, 27th September 2016

September 28th, 2016

8:11

Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE, Director-General of the BBC, gives The Address at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir Terry Wogan KBE DL, 27th September 2016 #WestminsterAbbey #TerryWogan #TonyHall …

Tribute given by Chris Evans at the Terry Wogan Thanksgiving Service, 27th September 2016

September 28th, 2016

6:54

Chris Evans, radio presenter, gives a Tribute at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir Terry Wogan KBE DL, 27th September 2016 #WestminsterAbbey #TerryWogan #ChrisEvans #BBC #Radio2 #BBCRadio2 #radio

Address given at the annual Battle of Britain Sunday service, 18th September 2016

September 19th, 2016

8:21

The Chaplain-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force, The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) Jonathan Chaffey QHC RAF, gives an address at the annual Battle of Britain Sunday service, 18th September 2016 #westminsterabbey …

Address given at the annual Civic Service at Westminster Abbey, Sunday 3rd July 2016

July 4th, 2016

8:19

The Lord Mayor's Chaplain, The Reverend Michael Macey, gives an address at the annual Civic Service at Westminster Abbey, 3rd July 2016. …

Address given at A Service and Vigil on the Eve of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme, 30th June 2016

July 1st, 2016

8:15

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Richard Chartres KCVO, Bishop of London, gives an address at A Service and Vigil on the Eve of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme, 30th June 2016. #westminsterabbey …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on St Peter's Day - 2016

June 30th, 2016

14:31

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on St Peter's Day by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 29th June 2016 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #stpetersday #stpeter #churchofengland #christian …

Addresses given at a Service of Prayer and Remembrance to Commemorate Jo Cox MP - 2016

June 21st, 2016

11:53

Addresses given by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan, and the …

Sermon given at the Evensong marking 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome - 2016

June 16th, 2016

11:30

Sermon given by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, and Metropolitan, at the …

31st Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: The Sacred, the Profane and the Desecrated

June 3rd, 2016

50:34
Writer and philosopher Professor Roger Scruton gives the annual Eric Symes Abbott memorial lecture at Westminster Abbey. Roger is a philosopher, public commentator and author of over 40 books. He has specialised in …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the feast of Corpus Christi - 2016

June 2nd, 2016

14:03

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the feast of Corpus Christi by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, 26th May 2016 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #corpuschristi #churchofengland #christian …

Address given at the Centenary Service of Thanksgiving for the Courage and Endurance of Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO and his Men, 20th May 2016

May 26th, 2016

14:00

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Richard Chartres KCVO, Bishop of London, gives an address at the Centenary Service of Thanksgiving for the Courage and Endurance of Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO and his Men, 20th …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on the Day of Pentecost - 2016

May 26th, 2016

14:03

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, on the Day of Pentecost, 15th May 2016 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #pentecost #churchofengland #christian #religion

500 Years of Wonder - Lecture given by Dr Andrew Foster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Kent

May 25th, 2016

1:00:52

James I, the Abbey and the 'beauty of holiness', a lecture given by Dr Andrew Foster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Kent. …

500 Years of Wonder - Lecture given by Dr Richard Rex, Reader in Reformation History, Queens' College, Cambridge

May 25th, 2016

1:03:37

Lady Margaret Beaufort: the King's Mother and the King's Chapel, a lecture given by Dr Richard Rex, Reader in Reformation History, Queens' College, …

500 Years of Wonder - Lecture given by Christopher Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Architectural History, UCL

May 25th, 2016

1:09:13

'Of suche as apperteigne to the gifte of a Prince': the architecture and fittings of Henry VII's Lady Chapel at Westminster, a lecture given by Christopher Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Architectural History, UCL. …

Address given at the ANZAC Day Service - 2016

May 24th, 2016

10:47

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, gives an address at the ANZAC Day Service, 2016. #westminsterabbey #anzacday

Address given at the Solemn Commemoration for the Victims in Tunisia - 2016

May 24th, 2016

8:45

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, gives an address at the Solemn Commemoration for the Victims in Tunisia, 2016. #westminsterabbey …

Sermon given at Evensong on Easter Day - 2016

May 24th, 2016

11:24

Sermon given by The Reverend David Stanton, Canon in Residence, at Evensong on Easter Day 2016. #westminsterabbey #easter #churchofengland #christian #religion

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Easter Day - 2016

May 23rd, 2016

12:52

Sermon given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, at the Sung Eucharist on Easter Day 2016. #westminsterabbey #easter #churchofengland #christian #religion

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on Ash Wednesday - 2016

May 23rd, 2016

12:57

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, on Ash Wednesday, 10th February 2016 at Westminster Abbey. #westminsterabbey #ashwednesday #churchofengland #christian #religion

Sermon preached at the Synod Service 2015

November 28th, 2015

10:20

Father Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. CAP, Preacher to the Papal Household gives the Sermon at a Service of Holy Communion at the Inauguration of the …

In Power? The Power of MPs

November 19th, 2015

59:17

Speaker: Baroness Jowell Interlocutor and Chair: Baroness D'Souza, Lord Speaker

It is neither superheroes nor automata but human beings who pace the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, often feeling anything but …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Souls' Day 2015

November 6th, 2015

11:41

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, delivers the sermon on All Souls Day, 2nd November 2015

Sermon given at a special service to commemorate the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt

October 29th, 2015

13:53

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Richard Chartres KCVO, Bishop of London, gives the sermon at a special service to commemorate the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt

Sermon given at a special service celebrating the lives of Armenian martyrs

October 28th, 2015

13:41

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Richard Chartres KCVO gives the address at a special service celebrating the lives of Armenian martyrs

In Power? The Power of Whitehall

October 27th, 2015

32:58
Speaker: Sir David Normington
Interlocutor and Chair: Professor Lord Hennessy

It is neither superheroes nor automata but human beings who pace the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, often feeling anything but …

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Dedication of Westminster Abbey - 2015

October 26th, 2015

10:50

Sermon given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster at the Sung Eucharist for the Dedication of Westminster Abbey on Sunday 18th October 2015

Sermon Given on the Festival Eucharist during the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor

October 26th, 2015

11:10

Sermon given by The Right Reverend Stephen Platten, Honorary Assistant Bishop, Diocese of London, at the Festival Eucharist on the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor - 17th October 2015

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Translation of St Edward the Confessor - 2015

October 26th, 2015

14:32

Sermon given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster at Sung Eucharist on 13th October 2015, The Translation of St Edward the Confessor, 1163, 1269

In Power? The Power of the Judiciary

October 13th, 2015

38:38

It is neither superheroes nor automata but human beings who pace the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, often feeling anything but powerful.

Address given at a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of Blind Veterans UK

October 6th, 2015

10:06

The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor The Lady Flight, attended a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of Blind Veterans UK at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Tuesday 6th October 2015. The address was given …

Address given at Judges Service 2015

October 1st, 2015

14:39

The annual Judges Service took place at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 1st October 2015.

The Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones, Master of the Temple, gave the address.

Find out more about the Judges Service 2015:

Sermon given at a service of thanksgiving and rededication to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

September 20th, 2015

8:35

The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) Jonathan Chaffey QHC RAF Chaplain-in-Chief, Royal Air Force, gives the sermon at a service of thanksgiving and rededication to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on St Peter's Day

June 30th, 2015

12:03

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on St Peter's Day by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

Sermon from the Day of Pentecost - 24th May 2015

May 26th, 2015

12:17

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you." @deanwestminster The Very Reverend Dr John Hall preaches at Sung Eucharist on The …

30th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture- Blessed are the Hypocrites?

May 22nd, 2015

46:04
Confession is big business. As family relationships are laid bare for daytime TV audiences and mock courtrooms try real cases for entertainment, …

Sermon from Ordination and Consecration of Bishops at Westminster Abbey - 14th May 2015

May 15th, 2015

12:15

The sermon, preached by The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Williams of Oystermouth, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury, at The Ordination and Consecration of Bishops at Westminster Abbey - 14th May 2015

Sermon - Sung Eucharist, Ascension Day

May 15th, 2015

11:08

The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall delivers the sermon at Sung Eucharist on Ascension Day, 14th May 2015

50th Annual Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale - Address

May 12th, 2015

9:47

The Address given by Professor Michael Wheeler, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Lancaster, Roehampton and Southampton at the 50th Annual Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale.

Address given at the Service of Thanksgiving Marking the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

May 10th, 2015

5:43
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivers the Address at the Service of Thanksgiving Marking the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, 2015. #VEDay70

The Address - A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC Landings

April 27th, 2015

10:30

The Dean of Westminster Abbey, The Very Reverend John Hall, delivers the address at A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC Landings on Saturday 25th April 2015

Stand and Be Counted - Purposefulness

April 13th, 2015

41:53

Speaker: Canon Professor Vernon White Stand and Be Counted offers lectures and symposia for all those concerned with the health of Politics. This …

Stand and Be Counted - Morality

April 2nd, 2015

47:55

Speaker: Canon Professor Vernon White

Stand and Be Counted offers lectures and symposia for all those concerned with the health of Politics. This …

Stand and be Counted - Idealism

March 18th, 2015

1:00:05

Speaker: Canon Professor Vernon White

Stand and Be Counted offers lectures and symposia for all those concerned with the health of Politics. This …

Stand and Be Counted - Doing Policing: Being Police

March 5th, 2015

43:56

Recorded on Monday 23rd February at The Lady Chapel, Westminster

Speakers: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Assistant Comissioner Helen King and selected …

Westminster Dialogue: Good War/Bad War? Moral Reflections on 1914 and Beyond

October 28th, 2014

42:31

Speakers: Professor David Reynolds and Professor Sir Hew Strachan Chair: Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor

Those gathered around the decision-making …

One People Oration 2014 given by the Rt Hon William Hague MP

October 24th, 2014

41:57

In a wide-ranging lecture entitled Humanising Hell – our Restless Conscience and the Search for Peace, Mr Hague reflected on the legacy of conflict from World War One to today, and called on Britain to maintain the …

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on the feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey 2014

October 21st, 2014

11:14

The Feast of Dedication of a church is a celebration of the church building as a house of God and place of prayer.

The present Abbey Church was dedicated in 13th October 1269. Since 13th October is the principal feast …

Sermon given at a Service to Dedicate a Memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip

July 9th, 2014

8:07

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

#AdmiralPhillip

Address given by Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE at a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Sir John Tavener

June 11th, 2014

10:04

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir John Tavener at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 11th June at 12 noon.

29th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Beyond Justice

May 19th, 2014

39:11
Speaker: The Reverend Dr Sam Wells

‘What does one do in the face of the daily diminishment of human beings?’ The Revd Dr Sam Wells explores and challenges different understandings of justice and asks whether the church …

Address given at a Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale

May 8th, 2014

10:50

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

We must admire the strength of character and determination of Edith Cavell and her commitment as a nurse to care for all without discrimination. She stands as an …

Sermon given at a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC day 2014

April 25th, 2014

8:03

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester attended the annual Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day at Westminster Abbey on Friday 25th April 2014.

Westminster Abbey Institute lecture: Strengthening moral courage in public life: Moral Acting

April 9th, 2014

41:50

Speaker: Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute

Chair: The Right Honourable The Baroness D’Souza CMG, Lord Speaker

Even if we know what is the right thing to do, and we want very much to do it, …

Westminster Abbey Institute lecture: Strengthening moral courage in public life: Moral Feeling

April 2nd, 2014

38:45

Speaker: Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute.

Why should we be moral? What motivates public servants to keep serving the …

Westminster Abbey Institute lecture: Strengthening moral courage in public life: Moral Thinking

March 25th, 2014

41:26

Speaker: Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute.

A robust moral decision is one that clearly identifies the moral issues at stake and takes them into account. For those in public office, being …

Poems read during a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Sir #DavidFrost

March 13th, 2014

4:36

Audio includes:

Wilfred Frost reads 'Remember Me' by David Harkins

George Frost reads his Poem following the dedication of the Memorial Stone.

#Commonwealth Day Observance 2014 Highlights

March 10th, 2014

19:42

Audio includes:

Her Majesty The Queen's Commonwealth Day Message A performance by the Pipes and Drums of Gordon's School A reflection by the Right …

Gore Lecture 2014: The Faithfulness of God

March 6th, 2014

1:07:23
Speaker: The Right Reverend Professor NT Wright, University of St Andrews Chair: Canon Professor Vernon White

The faithfulness of God is a …

The Dean of Westminster's Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on Ash Wednesday 2014

March 6th, 2014

12:14

We commit ourselves to living this Lent self-sacrificially, giving up ourselves to the service and love of God and spreading the gift and spirit of reconciliation.

Desmond Tutu's Address given at a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela

March 3rd, 2014

11:15

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales represented Her Majesty The Queen at a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa, at Westminster Abbey on Monday …

Tributes to Nelson Mandela read by the Deputy President of South Africa & Peter Hain MP

March 3rd, 2014

6:43

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales represented Her Majesty The Queen at a Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa, at Westminster Abbey on Monday …

SERMON GIVEN AT SUNG EUCHARIST ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD 2014

January 7th, 2014

11:50

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster Can we come to see God, to know God? The question is as old as time. And it has seemed to tease …

Sermon given at the First Eucharist of Christmas 2013

December 25th, 2013

7:45

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

SERMON GIVEN AT A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE TO MARK THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOCKERBIE AIR DISASTER

December 22nd, 2013

10:38

The Right Honourable Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland and Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister for Scotland attended a …

C S Lewis Symposium: Panel discussion: What can 21st century apologetics learn from CS Lewis

December 2nd, 2013

1:07:53

Michael Ward chairing a panel discussing the strengths and weaknesses of Lewis's various endeavours and taking questions from the audience. On the …

C S Lewis Symposium: Telling the Truth through Imaginative Fiction

December 2nd, 2013

59:59

Dr Malcolm Guite addresses the subject of Lewis’s Christian imagination. In works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and The …

C S Lewis Symposium: Telling the Truth through Rational Argument

December 2nd, 2013

59:04

Professor Alister McGrath addresses the subject of Lewis’s nonfiction Christian apologetics. In works such as Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain …

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Address at a Service to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the National Churches Trust

November 28th, 2013

10:45

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended a Service to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the National Churches Trust at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 28th November 2013.

A charity supported by …

A Service to Dedicate a Memorial to C S Lewis, writer, scholar and apologist

November 25th, 2013

20:44

Audio includes: C S Lewis in the sole surviving recording of his broadcasts for BBC Radio, Douglas Gresham, younger stepson of C S Lewis reading from …

Telling the Truth about Religious Identity in Britain

November 12th, 2013

37:15

Drawing on findings from the £12m Religion and Society research programme, Professor Linda Woodhead demonstrated how significantly religious identity has changed in Britain since the 1980s, explaining why new, fluid …

Address given at a Service of solemn remembrance and hope on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 11th, 2013

9:38

Rabbi The Baroness Neuberger DBE, Senior Rabbi, West London Synagogue

As we remember the terror, the death and destruction, the loss of parents, family and friends, let us use today, Jews and Christians together, to …

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on All Souls 2013

November 5th, 2013

10:16

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. Today we remember with love and thanksgiving those who have died; a solemn and communal …

Sermon given at Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2013

November 5th, 2013

9:54

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster. Today, All Saints’ Day, the Church remembers and celebrates countless acts of heroism and heroic lives. The stories of the saints remind us of people without number …

A Disturbing Truth: the Church, the poor, and Oscar Romero

October 30th, 2013

48:07

Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated on March 24th 1980. His statue stands on the facade of Westminster Abbey, in recognition of this modern martyr. The disturbing truth of his words was rooted in a deep attention …

An Anatomy of Truth: conversations on truth telling with a politician, a journalist, a scientist and a poet.

October 22nd, 2013

1:30:00

The debate was part of the Institute’s inaugural events season, Telling the Truth. Speakers Wendy Cope, Sir Max Hastings, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP and Lord Winston addressed the joys, limits and liabilities of …

Damian Lewis reads The Harvest by Henry Birtles at a Service to Celebrate the Harvest for British Food Fortnight

October 16th, 2013

2:51

Damian Lewis reads The Harvest by Henry Birtles at a Service to Celebrate the Harvest for British Food Fortnight

Bishop of London's Sermon given at a Service to Celebrate the Harvest for British Food Fortnight

October 16th, 2013

7:21

Bishop of London's Sermon given at a Service to Celebrate the Harvest for British Food Fortnight

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