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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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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

Lent and Easter reflections 2024: Second Sunday of Lent

2/24/2024
On the second Sunday of Lent, The Reverend Mark Birch reflects on Peter’s denial of Jesus and how it is represented visually on the altar of the Lady Chapel with a crowing cockerel statue.

Duration:00:03:29

Lent and Easter reflections 2024: First Sunday of Lent

2/17/2024
On the first Sunday of Lent, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle considers the imagery of the shifting season and the role of nature within Lent, following a reading of Mark 1:9-15.

Duration:00:02:49

Lent and Easter reflections 2024: Ash Wednesday

2/13/2024
Beginning with Matthew 6:16-21, The Reverend Dr James Hawkey explores the significance of the cross of ash being marked on foreheads on Ash Wednesday.

Duration:00:02:38

Lent and Easter reflections 2024: Trailer

2/7/2024
Join the Westminster Abbey community from wherever you are in the world with this upcoming series of reflections, including a Bible passage and a prayer from Abbey priests.

Duration:00:00:40

Symposium: Dignity and Hostility

1/23/2024
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil and Tim Livesey, Chief Executive, Embrace the Middle East discuss discuss dignity and hostility Archbishop Bashar Warda is Archbishop of Erbil. Ordained a priest in 1993, he joined the Redemptorist order of Flanders in Belgium two years later. After receiving his MA at the Catholic University of Louvain in 1999 he returned to Iraq. In 2009 the Synod of Bishops of the Chaldean Catholic Church elected him for service as a bishop. Bishop Warda was consecrated in July 2010. Tim Livesey is Chief Executive of Embrace the Middle East, a medium-sized UK charity which works with 50 civil society and church affiliated partners helping to sustain Christian social witness in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Israel and Iraq, including the Chaldean diocese in Erbil.

Duration:01:16:40

Dialogue: Dignity and Imprisonment

1/3/2024
Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE discusses dignity and imprisonment with a guest speaker from the Prison and Probation Service.

Duration:01:18:35

Symposium: The End of the Elizabethan eras

7/21/2023
This discussion focuses on exploring the clash of cultures in Tudor and Modern times

Duration:01:07:02

NHS 75th Anniversary: Address by Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England

7/5/2023
Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England, discusses the NHS. 'We come together today not to celebrate an idea, but to celebrate all those who have breathed life into it, who have made it mean something real to tens of millions of people over three quarters of a century, and who continue to give us hope for the future.'

Duration:00:07:01

NHS 75th Anniversary: Sermon by the Dean of Westminster

7/5/2023
The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle talks about the history, significance and importance of the National Health Service.

Duration:00:04:38

Institute Symposium: Harnessing technology

1/11/2023
A discussion regarding the potential use of technology to heal divisions in public life. Featuring Rory Cellan-Jones, former BBC technology correspondent; Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle and Dr Michael Burdett, philosophical theologian and Assistant Professor, Nottingham University.

Duration:00:59:44

The Bishop of Kensington Tribute

6/14/2022
Read from the Nave Pulpit

Duration:00:08:16

Imran Khan - Grenfell Memorial Tribute

6/14/2022
Read from the Nave Pulpit

Duration:00:10:57

Jon Snow Grenfell Tribute

6/14/2022
Read from the Nave pulpit

Duration:00:08:53

Desmond Tutu Choral Evensong - Address by The Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu

6/10/2022
The Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, gives the Address at a Choral Evensong with Thanksgiving for the life and work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Duration:00:09:56

Benefact Group service - Testimonial by Jay Blades

6/9/2022
Television presenter Jay Blades MBE gives a the testimonial at the Benefact Group Service of Thanksgiving. The service celebrated that over £100 million has been raised for good causes by the Benefact Group.

Duration:00:02:47

The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture 2022: Securing a Europe of peace, freedom and justice

5/24/2022
Lord Adonis gives the 36th annual Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at Westminster Abbey. Money has long been associated with moral danger and the deliberate parting with it is generally seen as something to be honoured and encouraged. But globalisation of markets, environmental degradation and the rise of technology have created new geographies of ethical risk which national governments find it hard to tackle. Knowing how money talks and that much change is needed, how do we work out where it is now safe to stand?

Duration:00:58:44

Florence Nightingale Service 2022 - Address given by Lord Sentamu

5/12/2022
The Rt Reverend and Rt Hon the Lord Sentamu of Lindisfarne and Masooli gave the Address during the service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale.

Duration:00:11:27

ANZAC Day Service 2022 - Dean's Address

4/25/2022
The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, gives the Address during the the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day 2022.

Duration:00:10:18

Service of Thanksgiving for The Duke of Edinburgh - Address by The Dean of Windsor

3/29/2022
The Right Reverend David Conner, Dean of Windsor, talks about The Duke of Edinburgh in his Address.

Duration:00:08:43

Service of Thanksgiving for The Duke of Edinburgh - Tribute by Doyin Sonibare

3/29/2022
Doyin Sonibare, a Gold Award holder from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, gives a Tribute, talking about how the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has benefited her.

Duration:00:04:34