Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Westminster, London 51.499214 -0.1277
Dates & Time:
Every day (except Wednesday, which is a spoken service instead)
Usually 5 PM to 6 PM (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri); 3 PM to 4 PM (Sat-Sun)
Tickets & Cost:
Free to attend the mass, but you will have to buy an entry ticket to see the rest of the cathedral (which you will have to do before the mass, as it closes after).
See westminster-abbey.org
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You don't have to be religious to enjoy a choral service at Westminster Abbey. We recommend that you attend the daily Evensong at 5 PM (3 Pm on weekends), which combines a traditional mass with a choir.

You will enter the Abbey through the West Door after all the tourists have left, and then proceed up the Nave past the 'Grave of the Unknown Soldier'. The pews are arranged in the North and South Transept, with the golden altar and Quire to either side. If you get a seat near the front then you will have a fine view of the famous Cosmati pavement.

The traditional mass will have readings, sermons and prayers. The congregation will sing some of the hymns, and the choir will sing the rest. There will also be a Holy Communion (which you do not have to take part in). Once the mass has ended you will be ushered straight out. There will be no opportunity for sight-seeing.

Craig has attended this mass himself, and thinks that is very worthwhile. At the very least, it's a good way of seeing inside the Abbey for free. But the part you see is very limited, so it doesn't compare with a proper tour. Have a read of the review on his blog, so you can see what it's like. You might like to read his review of Westminster Abbey too, to compare. If you end up enjoying this service, then you might want to check out the Evensong at St. Paul's Cathedral as well.

Note: There is no specific dress code for a mass inside the Abbey, but you are asked to dress in a respectful manner.

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