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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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A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the feast of St Michael and All Angels.  This 16 minute service includes prayers, a reading, an address, music and a blessing, recorded this week in the Abbey's magnificent 16th-century Lady Chapel. Introduced by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor   Address by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster   Reader: Bryony Strickland    Introduction: The Reverend Mark Birch  Reading: John 1: 47–end: Bryony Strickland Address: The Dean  Anthem: Tippett Plebs angelica Prayers and Blessing: The Reverend Mark Birch   Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).    This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, and the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary.   On VJ Day the Abbey joined national celebrations by holding services on 15th and 16th August 1945 which were attended by great numbers of people.   A service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week in the Chapel of the Holy Name.   Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle   Address by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian   Reader: The Right Reverend Augustine Naoaki Kobayashi, Bishop of Kobe, Anglican Church in Japan.   Introduction: The Dean  Reading: Luke 1: 46-55 (Bishop Kobayashi) Address: Canon Hawkey Anthem: Gerald Finzi Magnificat Prayers: Captain Kathryn Leworthy Blessing: The Dean   Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).
A lecture given by Jenny McCarthy, a journalist and author who grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives in London. Part of Hope, Westminster Abbey Institute’s 2020 spring programme.
What is Hope?

What is Hope?

2020-07-0736:37

A lecture given by James Hawkey, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey. Dr Hawkey is a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and a visiting lecturer at King’s College London. Part of Hope, Westminster Abbey Institute’s 2020 spring programme.
A podcast on the fourth Sunday after Trinity marking the re-opening of the Abbey for public worship - the final episode in our series of Sunday worship podcasts produced during lockdown.   Worship podcasts will be produced for feast days and major anniversaries from now on. Please subscribe to be notified of releases.   A service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week in the nave of the Abbey.   Introduced by the Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor   Address by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian   Reader: Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease, Queen’s Almsman   Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading:  Matthew 11: 16–19, 25–30 Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease Address: Canon Hawkey Anthem: Edward Elgar O Hearken thou Prayers and Blessing: The Reverend Mark Birch   Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).   This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
Saint Peter is the Abbey’s patron saint, and on St Peter’s Day the Collegiate Body and wider Abbey community would usually be celebrating with a Festal Eucharist. This year we mark St Peter’s Day with a special podcast which includes a reading by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. This episode reflects on the Abbey’s dedication to St Peter, and on the inspiration St Peter offers us in the life of faith.   A 15-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week in the Sacrarium in front of the statue of St Peter by the High Altar.   Introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian   Address by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle   Reader: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal   Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading: Matthew 16: 13–19 HRH The Princess Royal Address: The Dean Anthem: Palestrina Tu es Petrus Prayers and Blessing: Canon Hawkey   Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).   This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
The Rule of St Benedict tells us to offer hospitality as if we were entertaining Christ. Recorded in the monastic ‘Cellarium’, which is now a café, this podcast considers themes of welcome and hospitality, as lockdown begins to ease, and places of hospitality begin to re-open. But what do we gain by being hospitable to one another? Perhaps, quite literally, everything. A 20-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle   Address by The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Reader: Major General Christopher Ghika, General Officer Commanding London District and Major General Commanding the Household Division   Introduction: The Dean Reading: Matthew 10: 40-42 Major General Christopher Ghika Address: The Reverend Mark Birch Anthem: Sir William Harris Strengthen ye thy weak hands Prayers and Blessing: The Dean   Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).   This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
CS Lewis’s writings have offered inspiring commentary on the Christian faith to people from across the world over many years. This week’s podcast draws inspiration from some of Lewis’s writings and reflections.   A 17-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week in Poets’ Corner by the memorial to CS Lewis, Anglican scholar and spiritual writer, which was dedicated in 2013 on the 50th anniversary of his death.   Introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian   Address by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster   Reader: Dr Linda Yueh, Executive Chair, Royal Commonwealth Society   Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading: Matthew 10: 24–39 - Dr Linda Yueh Address: The Dean Anthem: John Tavener The peace that surpasseth understanding Prayers and Blessing: Canon Hawkey   Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).   This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
In the gospels, Jesus gathers the disciples around him, and then sends them out to share his mission in the world. His mission is our mission, yet we do not possess it. Rather it can become the narrative which gives shape to our lives. A 22-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week at the North Door, which was originally the grand entrance of the Abbey. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Address by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Westminster and Deputy High Steward of Westminster Abbey, Councillor Jonathan Glanz Introduction: The Dean Reading:  Matthew 9: 35–10: 8  The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Jonathan Glanz Address: Canon Hawkey Anthem: William Walton The Twelve Prayers and Blessing: The Dean Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
The Holy Trinity can sometimes sound a bit like a mathematical problem (‘Three in One, and One in Three’), but this podcast explores whether it is, in fact, a key to understanding not just God, but ourselves, and the kind of relationships for which we are made. A 19-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week in the 13th century Chapter House in the East Cloister – originally a meeting place where the monks gathered with the abbot to pray and discuss the day’s business. Introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Address by The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Reader: Dame Cressida Dick, The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading:  Matthew 28: 16–20 Dame Cressida Dick Address: The Reverend Mark Birch Anthem: John Sheppard Libera nos, salva nos Prayers/Blessing: Canon Hawkey Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing. Dame Cressida Dick's reading was recorded in May.
A special ecumenical episode bringing Christian leaders together to celebrate Pentecost. A 15-minute service of prayers, reading, address, music and blessing recorded this week on the Cosmati pavement – a 750-year old pavement in front of the High Altar where coronations have taken place for hundreds of years. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Address by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain Prayers: Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster The Reverend Michaela Youngson, Chair of the London District of the Methodist Church Introduction: The Dean Reading: John 20: 19-23 Archbishop Nikitas Address: Canon Hawkey Prayer: Cardinal Nichols Anthem: Thomas Tomkins O sing unto the Lord a new song Prayer: The Reverend Michaela Youngson Blessing: The Dean Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Anglican Communion Sunday for worshippers everywhere. A 17 minute service of prayers, reading, sermon, music and blessing recorded this week in the north transept where pilgrims and visitors have entered Westminster Abbey for hundreds of years. Introduced by the Reverend Canon Anthony Ball, Canon Steward Address by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Reader: The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, The Most Reverend Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon. Introduction: Canon Ball Reading: John 17: 1–11 (Archbishop Idowu-Fearon) Address: The Dean Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams O Clap your hands Prayers and blessing: Canon Ball Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Ascension Day for worshippers everywhere. A service recorded this week in the glorious Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Address by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Reader: HRH The Countess of Wessex Introduction: The Dean Reading: Luke 24: 44–53 (The Countess of Wessex) Address: Canon Hawkey Anthem: Charles Villiers Stanford, ‘Caelos Ascendit Hodie’, from 3 Motets, Op. 38 Prayers and blessing: The Dean Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Sixth Sunday of Easter for worshippers everywhere. A twenty-minute service recorded this week in the intimate setting of St Faith’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, focusing on the Easter gift of God’s abiding love. Introduced by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Address by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Reader: The Bishop of London, the Right Reverend and Right Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading: John 14: 15–21 (Bishop Sarah) Address: The Dean Anthem: Edward Elgar, ‘The Spirit of the Lord’, from The Apostles Op. 49 Prayers and blessing: Canon Hawkey Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the fifth Sunday of Easter. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Recorded in the Florence Nightingale Chapel Reader: Victor Funtanares, NHS paediatric nurse and Abbey Oblate Introduction: The Dean Gospel Reading (John 14: 1-14): Victor Funtanares Address: The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Anthem: Stanford Beati quorum via Prayers and Blessing: The Dean Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle. Recorded at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. Readers: General Sir Nicholas Carter GCB, CBE, DSO, Chief of the Defence Staff The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Barbara Weatherill, VE Day veteran Introduction: The Dean Reading: Psalm 46 (General Sir Nicholas Carter) Gospel Reading: John 15:9-17 (Canon Hawkey) Address: The Dean Reflection: Barbara Weatherill Anthem: Vaughan Williams Lord, thou hast been our refuge Prayers: The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor Blessing: The Dean Hymn: Herbert Howells All my hope on God is founded Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Fourth Sunday of Easter Introduced by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian Recorded at the Cloister Entrance, the gate leading to the Abbey’s cloisters Address by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Reader: Alan Titchmarsh Introduction: Canon Hawkey Reading: John 10: 1-10 (Alan Titchmarsh) Address: The Dean Anthem: Henry Purcell, O God Thou Art My God Prayers and blessing: Canon Hawkey Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
A podcast from Westminster Abbey on the Third Sunday of Easter following Anzac Day. Introduced by the Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle. Recorded before the British Fighting Forces Memorial in Samaria within the Deanery of Westminster Abbey. Address by the Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian.   Readers: The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand His Excellency the Honourable George Brandis QC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Introduction: The Dean Reading: ‘Gallipoli Peninsula’ Alistair Te Ariki Campbell (Jacinda Arden) Gospel Reading: Luke 24: 13-35 (George Brandis) Address: Canon Hawkey Anthem: Hubert Parry My soul, there is a country Prayers and blessing: The Dean Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records). This podcast was recorded with all contributors observing social distancing.
An ANZAC Reflection by an Australian in London. Abbey chaplain, The Reverend Jenny Petersen, who is currently in lockdown at the Abbey, explains how it feels to be an Australian in London for ANZAC. She reveals the special way she plans to mark the day when she would usually be attending the Abbey’s ANZAC Day service, and how she thinks ANZAC values can help at this time. Jenny has lived in the UK for 34 years. She was born in Brunswick, Melbourne. #LightUpTheDawn
Abbeycast: Low Sunday

Abbeycast: Low Sunday

2020-04-1914:39

A podcast from Westminster Abbey on Low Sunday introduced by The Reverend Canon Dr James Hawkey, Canon Theologian. Address: The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster Reader: Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute Recorded in Infirmary Hall, a 14th century space which was once part of the monastic infirmary. Introduction – Canon Hawkey Reading – John 20: 19-31 (Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert) Address – The Dean Anthem – William Walton Jubilate Deo Prayers, The Lord’s Prayer and Blessing – Canon Hawkey   Music: Performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O’Donnell (with kind permission of Hyperion Records).
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