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Westminster Abbey 2h
Join us next Saturday, 26 January, for the annual Day of Prayer in St Margaret's Church. Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP will lead a day of reflection on the theme of Waiting for God. All are welcome and tickets are not required.
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Westminster Abbey 22h
Join us in fellowship and worship at St Margaret’s Church (next to the Abbey) this Sunday at 11:00am as we mark the week of prayer for Christian unity, with music by Lassus, Tomkins and Bach. Preacher: Rev. Gary Swinton. Everyone is welcome. ⛪ More:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 18
Replying to @RCT
Henry and Elizabeth are also buried here, and you can see photos of their tomb here:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 18
Replying to @john003
That's correct. Elizabeth I's coffin was placed on top of Mary's in the vault. James I erected a large monument above the graves but this only bears the effigy of Elizabeth on it. More here:
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Ian Black ☕️ Jan 18
Her 'sumptuous' burial at Peterborough is recorded in register - after she was beheaded 'for her deserts'!
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Peterborough Cathedral Jan 18
Here is a picture of the slightly more modest memorial to at Peterborough Cathedral. She was buried here in Aug 1587, 5 months after her execution at Castle
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Westminster Abbey Jan 18
Replying to @wabbey
In the aisle opposite the tomb of is the tomb of Elizabeth I. The two cousins, great rivals in their day, now rest together for eternity. More about Mary:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 18
Replying to @wabbey
The magnificent tomb of is in our Lady Chapel. It features a fine white marble effigy of Mary under an elaborate canopy. She wears a close-fitting coif, a laced ruff, and a long mantle fastened by a brooch.
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Westminster Abbey Jan 18
Did you know that is buried here? Following her execution by order of her cousin Elizabeth I in 1587 she was buried , but her son James VI of Scotland and I of England had her remains moved here in 1612.
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Westminster Abbey Jan 17
Do you know a boy aged 7 - 8 who loves singing? Our next Chorister Experience Day is on Saturday 2nd March - a perfect opportunity for boys in Year 2 - 3 to find out about life as an Abbey chorister. For more information and to book:
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Choir of Westminster Abbey Jan 17
Hear Die Könige by Cornelius as the anthem at Evensong tonight - 5pm
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Westminster Abbey Jan 16
The funeral of Thomas Hardy was held 1928. Among the mourners were Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Hardy wrote some of the most celebrated novels of the 19th century, including Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Westminster Abbey Jan 16
We're pleased to announce details of 's May concert. Works by and will be performed, including 'Zadok the Priest'. The concert is part of and tickets go on sale on Monday 28th January via . More here:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 16
The coat of arms of John Islip, Abbot of Westminster for more than 30 years, can be seen in his chantry chapel. The arms include three red weasels. ⛪ More about Islip and his chapel:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 16
The arms of Richard, Earl of Cornwall (later King of Germany) can be seen in several parts of the Abbey, including this window. Richard was a benefactor to the building of the Abbey church we know today. More:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 16
You can see this red squirrel eating a nut on our monument to Sir Edward Carteret. The squirrel is part of Carteret's coat of arms. 🌰 More about Sir Edward and his family:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 16
This memorial window to civil engineer Sir Benjamin Baker shows Simon Langham, the only abbot of Westminster who was made a cardinal. More about Baker: More about Langham:
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Westminster Abbey Jan 16
This crowned red Scottish lion stands at her feet of the tomb effigy of , who is buried here at Westminster Abbey. 👑 Find out more about Mary Queen of Scots:
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Hollow Crown Fans Jan 16
Honoured to have this weekend's theme chosen by : MEMORIES & REMEMBRANCE
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Westminster Abbey Jan 15
Westminster Abbey was founded in 960AD when St Dunstan, then Bishop of London, brought twelve Benedictine monks to Westminster. The Order of St Benedict was founded in Monte Cassino, Italy, about 540AD. ⛪ More about our Benedictine monks:
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