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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.

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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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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Episodes

Abbeycast - ANZAC Day service: Sermon by the Dean of Westminster

4/26/2021
Listen to the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle's sermon given during the ANZAC Day service on Sunday 25th April 2021.

Duration:00:11:13

Abbeycast - Sung Requiem Eucharist in memoriam of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

4/26/2021
This 32-minute service includes prayers, readings, music and a blessing, recorded in the Abbey’s magnificent Chapter House. President: The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Address by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: Unknown Mass for three voices - William Byrd Readings: Romans 8: 18–25 and Matthew 25: 31– end Motet: In manus tuas – John Sheppard Motet: Ave verum Corpus – Gerald Hendrie Cortège et Litanie, Op 19 no 2 – Marcel Dupré The choir is...

Duration:00:42:15

Abbeycast - A podcast for the Feast of the Annunciation

3/25/2021
This 32-minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey’s magnificent Chapter House. Introduced by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Address by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: Sarah Clarke OBE, Lady Usher of the Black Rod Ave Maris Stella from Le tombeau de Titelouze – Marcel Dupré Introduction: The Reverend Mark Birch Reading: Luke 1: 26-38 Sarah Clarke Prière à Notre Dame from...

Duration:00:32:05

Abbeycast - A podcast for Ash Wednesday

2/17/2021
This 28-minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Florence Nightingale Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Introduced by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Address by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Reader: Janet Hoyle Miserere – William Byrd Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading: Isaiah 58: 1-12 Janet Hoyle Erbarm’ dich mein, O herre Gott BWV 721 – JS Bach Address: The Dean Anthem: Kyrie...

Duration:00:28:09

Abbeycast - A podcast for Candlemas

2/2/2021
This 19 minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey’s magnificent Lady Chapel. Introduced by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Address by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Reader: Janet Hoyle Introduction: The Dean Reading: Luke 2: 22-40 Janet Hoyle Address: The Reverend Mark Birch Anthem: Nunc Dimittis, Stanford in A Prayers and Blessing: The Dean Music: Performed by...

Duration:00:19:37

Abbeycast - A podcast for Candlemas

2/2/2021
This 19 minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey’s magnificent Lady Chapel. Introduced by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Address by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Reader: Janet Hoyle Introduction: The Dean Reading: Luke 2: 22-40 Janet Hoyle Address: The Reverend Mark Birch Anthem: Nunc Dimittis, Stanford in A Prayers and Blessing: The Dean Music: Performed by the Choir of...

Duration:00:19:46

Abbeycast - A podcast for the Feast of the Epiphany of The Lord

1/6/2021
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Feast of the Epiphany of The Lord. This 14 minute service includes a reading, an address and music, recorded this week at the crib. Introduced by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Address by Canon Hawkey Introduction: Canon Hawkey Epiphany Gospel: Matthew 2: 1-12 The Reverend Mark Birch Address: Canon Hawkey Anthem: Jonathan Dove, The Three Kings Music: Performed by the...

Duration:00:14:11

Abbeycast - A podcast for Advent Sunday

11/29/2020
This 19 minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week at the two Jesse Trees, made by the sculptor Benno Elkan, and representing scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Introduced by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Address by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Reader: Carol Hawkey Introduction: The Dean Reading: Mark 13: 24-37 Carol Hawkey Address: The Reverend Mark Birch Anthem: Francisco...

Duration:00:19:22

Abbeycast - A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the Feast of Christ the King

11/22/2020
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the Feast of Christ the King. This 16 minute service includes an introit, prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week on the Abbey's magnificent Cosmati pavement in front of the High Altar. Introduced by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Address by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Reader: David Fugurally, Department for Education, Fellow of Westminster Abbey Institute Introit: Sergei...

Duration:00:16:33

Abbeycast - A podcast for ‘The Parable of the Talents’

11/15/2020
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on ‘The Parable of the Talents’. This 15 minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey's magnificent Nave. Introduced by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Address by the Reverend Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: The Reverend Tricia Hillas, Chaplain to the Speaker, Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey Introduction: The Dean Reading: Matthew 25: 14–30 The...

Duration:00:15:36

Cerys Matthews reads from a letter

11/11/2020
Cerys Matthews reads from a letter written by a widow after attending the burial of the Unknown Warrior at the Centenary of the Burial of the Unknown Warrior on Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Duration:00:01:34

Simon Armitage reads his poem, 'The Bed'

11/11/2020
Simon Armitage CBE, Poet Laureate, reads his own composition, ‘The Bed’ at the Centenary of the Burial of the Unknown Warrior on Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Duration:00:02:22

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister's reading

11/11/2020
The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister, reads an extract from the diary of a blind veteran who attended the burial of the Unknown Warrior.

Duration:00:00:43

HRH The Prince of Wales reading

11/11/2020
The Prince of Wales read John 15: 12–17 at the Centenary of the Burial of the Unknown Warrior on Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Duration:00:01:20

Archbishop of Canterbury Sermon

11/11/2020
The Sermon given by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Centenary of the Burial of the Unknown Warrior on Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Duration:00:05:17

Abbeycast - A podcast for Remembrance Sunday

11/8/2020
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Remembrance Sunday. This 17-minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. Led by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Address by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Reader: Canon Hawkey Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading: John 15: 9-13 Canon Hawkey Address: The Dean Anthem: Herbert Howells Take him, earth, for...

Duration:00:16:59

Abbeycast - ‘A podcast for All Souls’ Day’

11/4/2020
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the feast of All Souls’ Day. This twenty six minute service includes prayers, a reading, a sermon, music and a blessing, recorded this week and includes extracts from a Sung Eucharist held in the Abbey to mark All Souls' Day on Monday. Introduced by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Reader: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex Sermon by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Introduction: The Reverend Mark...

Duration:00:26:00

Abbeycast - ‘St Edward – King and Confessor’: A podcast for the Feast of the Translation of St Edward

10/13/2020
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Feast of the Translation of St Edward. This 16 minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey's magnificent shrine of St Edward the Confessor. Introduced by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Address by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: Simrin Rahman, a student at Harris Westminster Sixth Form Introduction: The Dean Reading:...

Duration:00:16:22

Abbeycast - 'Angels ascending and descending’: A podcast for St Michael and All Angels

9/29/2020
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the feast of St Michael and All Angels. This 16 minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey's magnificent 16th-century Lady Chapel. Introduced by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Address by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Reader: Bryony Strickland Introduction: The Reverend Mark Birch Reading: John 1: 47–end: Bryony Strickland Address: The...

Duration:00:16:32

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

8/15/2020
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 holding services on 15th and 16th August 1945 which were attended by great numbers of people. A service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week in the Chapel of the Holy Name. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Address by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon...

Duration:00:23:16