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'We are in God's hand' - Henry V
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Westminster Abbey May 18
Dame Margot Fonteyn was born 100 years ago today This evening, flowers will be laid at the memorial stone in the Abbey where she is remembered alongside her fellow founders of the Royal Ballet She is also depicted in this small 1950s stained glass window in the Abbey precincts
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Westminster Abbey May 18
Looking for ideas? We've got lots of events, including family and teen tours from 28-30 May, and a special family day on 31 May when we'll be celebrating the scientists buried and remembered in the Abbey. For more details and to book:
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Westminster Abbey May 17
Join us at St Margaret’s for a Sung Eucharist this Sunday at 11:00am, followed by refreshments. Music: Mozart’s Missa brevis in F K192 Preacher: Rev Garry Swinton Find St Margaret's on Parliament Square, next to Westminster Abbey. More information:
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Westminster Abbey May 17
Today we marked 100 years of police women in the . Visit our website for photos from the service and to hear 's address:
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LIGHT  HACKERS May 17
Here to celebrate the 100 years of women police officers of the . From recreating the first photo taken of the 21 original women .. to a special service at with Commander . Watch report tonight on
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Metropolitan Police May 16
100 years on, we're celebrating the pioneering Met women in a historical event. Follow tomorrow to see the highlights from a service at Westminster Abbey which will echo events of a century ago and pay tribute to our inspirational women of the past and present
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Westminster Abbey May 17
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Outside the Abbey this morning you can see some vintage transport, including police cars, a police motorcycle and two policehorses with female riders. Also, a female police officer wearing a replica of the Women's Patrol uniform from 1919.
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Westminster Abbey May 17
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The Women's Patrol had no powers of arrest, which did not come into being until 1923 when female officers were given full powers. Today the has over 8,000 female officers, some of whom will take part in today's service.
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Westminster Abbey May 17
This afternoon we're holding a service to mark the centenary of police women in the . The photo from 1919 shows the Women's Patrol, led by Superintendent Sofia Stanley, wearing uniforms made by .
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Westminster Abbey May 17
This evening, and will sing Vespers together at Westminster Cathedral. All are welcome to join us for this special joint service at 5.00pm, which today replaces Evensong in the Abbey. For directions to Westminster Cathedral:
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Westminster Abbey May 17
Last year, we opened The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in the triforium - a medieval attic space which had been hidden from view for over 700 years. Enjoy wonderful views, see treasures from our collection, and explore for yourself when you visit.
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Westminster Abbey May 16
Don't miss James O'Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers, performing in our special series of recitals celebrating the music of Handel and the legacy of the baroque concerto. Join us on Sunday at 5.45pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.
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Gabriella Jones May 16
This coming Monday I will be performing a recital in St Margaret's Church as part of the recital series in collaboration with I'm preparing a beautiful programme with some very special works
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Westminster Abbey May 16
This stained glass window in the Abbey's Nurses' Chapel shows St Luke - the 'beloved physician' - standing on a rainbow. The chapel was re-dedicated to Florence Nightingle on the centenary of her death in 2010.
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Westminster Abbey May 15
Replying to @cbnewham @SallyBadham
Hello, we don't know the details of your application to photograph in St Margaret's but if you'd care to give full details in an email to press@westminster-abbey.org we may be able to help you.
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Westminster Abbey May 15
The font in our Lady Chapel is topped with a wooden carving of a pelican pecking at its own breast to feed its young. The pelican is an image of Christ whose self-sacrifice is supreme.
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Westminster Abbey May 15
This font can be found in St Margaret's Church next to Westminster Abbey. It is made of white marble and there are black marble steps leading up to it.
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Cavell Nurses' Trust May 15
A century ago today thousands of people lined the streets outside and across London to pay tribute to Nurse Edith Cavell as her body was returned to the UK. We’re proud to continue Edith’s legacy 100 years on by supporting nurses in need
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Westminster Abbey May 15
Some of our greatest playwrights and storytellers are buried or remembered in the Abbey. From William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe to Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, you can find their memorials in Poets' Corner.
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