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A royal church offering daily services for all and a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history.
May 6, 2023 13 tweets 5 min read
Music will play a central role in the #Coronation of Their Majesties The King and Queen. Many of the choices have been selected for their special significance to The King, while others have a long association with Westminster Abbey. A gold angel playing a trumpet Andrew Nethsingha, the Abbey's Organist and Master of the Choristers, will direct the music at the service and has overseen all musical arrangements. Andrew Nethsingha conductin...
May 6, 2023 9 tweets 4 min read
Buckingham Palace has published the Order of Service for the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and Queen which will be held here at Westminster Abbey later this morning.

Download the Order of Service: royal.uk/sites/default/… The service - the 39th coronation for a reigning monarch held at the Abbey since 1066 - will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, who will be supported by our Dean, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle The west front of the Abbey
Mar 27, 2023 11 tweets 5 min read
Kings and Queens have been crowned in Westminster Abbey for almost a thousand years.
Ahead of the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort on 6 May, we’ll be sharing stories from each of the 38 #Coronation services held here since 1066. St Edward's crown on the Hi... We're starting today with William the Conqueror, who was crowned here on Christmas Day 1066. He was proclaimed king in both English and French, but Norman soldiers outside the Abbey mistook the noise for an assassination attempt, leading to riots and houses being set on fire. Detail from the Bayeux Tape...
Oct 11, 2021 100 tweets 53 min read
💯 reasons to visit Westminster Abbey
1/100, Britain’s Oldest Door
The door in our cloisters was constructed in the 1050s. It’s made from wood felled around 1032, making it almost a thousand years old and the only surviving Anglo Saxon door in England: westminster-abbey.org/about-the-abbe… Image 💯 reasons to visit Westminster Abbey

2/100, tomb of Elizabeth I

Next time you visit us, don’t miss the magnificent tomb in the Lady Chapel. Elizabeth was crowned in the Abbey in 1559 and reigned for 45 years. She’s buried with her half-sister, Mary I

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Nov 7, 2020 32 tweets 11 min read
The Unknown Warrior was buried in Westminster Abbey on 11 November 1920, representing the many thousands who had died on the battlegrounds of the First World War and who had no other memorial or known grave. #Warrior100 Image Over the next few days, as we approach the centenary of his funeral in the Abbey, we'll be sharing with you the timeline of the Warrior’s final journey home to be buried here, ‘among the kings’.