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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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@wabbey

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English

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Episodes

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 Choir of...

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 Guerrero...

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 Rachmaninoff...

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 Reverend Tricia...

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 cherishing Prayers and...

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 Birch...

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: Matthew 20: 20-28...

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 Dean Anthem:...

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 Theologian Reader:...

Duration:00:23:16

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 Theologian Reader:...

Duration:00:19:25

A contemplation of Hope

7/13/2020
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.

Duration:00:13:24

What is Hope?

7/7/2020
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 King’s College London. Part of Hope, Westminster Abbey Institute’s 2020 spring programme.

Duration:00:36:37

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

7/5/2020
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 produced for feast days and major anniversaries from now on. Please subscribe to be notified of releases. A service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week in the nave of the Abbey. Introduced by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Address...

Duration:00:19:25

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

6/29/2020
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 Festal Eucharist. This year we mark St Peter’s Day with a special podcast which includes a reading by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. This episode reflects on the Abbey’s dedication to St Peter, and on the inspiration St Peter offers us in the life of faith. A 15-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this...

Duration:00:15:36

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

6/28/2020
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, this podcast considers themes of welcome and hospitality, as lockdown begins to ease, and places of hospitality begin to re-open. But what do we gain by being hospitable to one another? Perhaps, quite literally, everything. A 20-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week. Introduced by the Dean of...

Duration:00:20:36