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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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Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Souls' Day 2015

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, delivers the sermon on All Souls Day, 2nd November 2015

11mins

6 Nov 2015

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History Masterclass - Henry III and Westminster Abbey

Medieval historian Professor David Carpenter (King’s College London) gives a lecture and takes questions from students on Henry III to mark 750 years since the consecration of Westminster Abbey. Recorded: 13th February 2019 #westminsterabbey #kinghenryIII #henryIII #davidcarpenter

53mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon at Reformation 500th anniversary service

Sermon hive by the Archbishop of Canterbury at A Service to Mark the 500th Anniversary of the 95 Theses and the Start of the Reformation, held at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Tuesday 31st October 2017

12mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #3

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Address given at the annual Battle of Britain Sunday service, 18th September 2016

The Chaplain-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force, The Venerable (Air Vice-Marshal) Jonathan Chaffey QHC RAF, gives an address at the annual Battle of Britain Sunday service, 18th September 2016 #westminsterabbey #battleofbritain #raf #royalairforce #WW2

8mins

19 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Address given by Lord Hall at the Terry Wogan Thanksgiving Service, 27th September 2016

Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE, Director-General of the BBC, gives The Address at A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Sir Terry Wogan KBE DL, 27th September 2016 #WestminsterAbbey #TerryWogan #TonyHall #LordHall #BBC #Radio2 #BBCRadio2 #radio

8mins

28 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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Address given by Prime Minister Theresa May at the Combat Modern Slavery service, 12th October 2016

The Address given by The Right Honourable Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, at the Service to Commemorate the Work of William Wilberforce and Mark the United Kingdom's Commitment to Combat Modern Slavery, 12th October 2016. #WestminsterAbbey #ModernSlavery #EndSlavery2016 #TheresaMay

3mins

13 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist for the Translation of St Edward the Confessor - 2015

Sermon given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster at Sung Eucharist on 13th October 2015, The Translation of St Edward the Confessor, 1163, 1269

14mins

26 Oct 2015

Rank #7

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Lecture given by Eamon Duffy FBA at Festival of Our Lady of Walsingham

Lecture given by Eamon Duffy FBA, Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge, at Festival Our Lady Walsingham, Westmister Abbey, Saturday 4th May 2019 #OLW #westminsterabbey #eamonduffy

1hr 7mins

7 May 2019

Rank #8

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SERMON GIVEN AT SUNG EUCHARIST ON THE EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD 2014

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of WestminsterCan we come to see God, to know God? The question is as old as time. And it has seemed to tease people throughout history and throughout the world. Can we come to see God, to know God?

11mins

7 Jan 2014

Rank #9

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Stand and Be Counted - Doing Policing: Being Police

Recorded on Monday 23rd February at The Lady Chapel, Westminster Speakers: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Assistant Comissioner Helen King and selected police officers The forthcoming General Election falls on the 750th anniversary of the First Parliament which convened in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey, and the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Has our politics lived up to the expectations of its historic foundations? Elected and appointed public servants now face an allegedly cynical public. How do you win an election without selling your soul? What if you want to be idealistic and the world won’t let you? Stand and Be Counted offers lectures and symposia for all those concerned with the health of politics.

43mins

5 Mar 2015

Rank #10

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History Masterclass - Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

Renowned historian Dr John Guy’s lecture on Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. He discusses these two anointed queens who never met in life yet they lie buried at Westminster Abbey just a few metres from one another in the stunning Lady Chapel, built by Henry Tudor. This lecture was recorded at Westminster Abbey’s annual History Masterclass event on 22nd January 2020.

1hr 26mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Celebrating the re-building of Westminster Abbey 1269 in the presence of HM The Queen

Sermon: Celebrating the re-building of Westminster Abbey 1269 in the presence of HM The Queen, given by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall Dean of Westminster

10mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Meanings of justice in law, philosophy and politics

A panel discussion between Lord Judge, Professor Esther Reed and the Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind chaired by Paul Baumann, Receiver General, Westminster Abbey. Part of Westminster Abbey Institute's Justice season #westminsterabbeyinstitute #westminsterabbey #justice #malcolmrifkind

1hr 13mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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Address given at A Service to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS

Address given by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England at A Service to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the National Health Service #nhs70 #westminsterabbey #nhsengland

8mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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Sir David Hare gives a tribute to Sir Peter Hall

Sir David Hare, playwright, gives The Tribute at A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Sir Peter Hall, 11th September 2018, Westminster Abbey #westminsterabbey #sirpeterhall #theatre #sirdavidhare

4mins

11 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Sermon at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2018

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist on All Saints' Day 2018 by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall. #westminsterabbey #allsaintsday

13mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Address given by the Bishop of Crediton at A Service for Queen Anne's School Caversham

Address given by the Right Reverend Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of Crediton, at A Service for Queen Anne's School Caversham, held at Westminster Abbey on Friday 20th October 2017 at 2.30pm

10mins

20 Oct 2017

Rank #17

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Dean of Westminster's sermon at Dedication of Westminster Abbey Sung Eucharist

Sermon given by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, at the Sung Eucharist on the Feast of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey, 14th October 2018 #westminsterabbey #edwardtide

12mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #18

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Sermon given at Candlemas, 2019

Sermon given at the Sung Eucharist of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 1st February 2019, by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall. #candlemas #westminsterabbey

10mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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Truth Told

However difficult, truth should be the lodestar by which we choose our words and fashion our political and journalistic language, including the use of rhetoric. We all share responsibility for this. If politicians and journalists lie, it is because we want them to. Speaker: Claire Foster-Gilbert ; Chair: Lord Judge, former Lord Chief Justice Recorded in the Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on Tuesday 20th March, 6.30pm . #westminsterabbey

1hr 18mins

22 Mar 2018

Rank #20