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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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Sermons, services and reflections from Westminster Abbey and lectures on issues of faith, ethics, politics and public policy-making from the Westminster Abbey Institute.

    What is Hope?

    What is Hope?

    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.

    • 36 min
    Abbeycast: Come unto me - A podcast for the fourth Sunday after Trinity

    Abbeycast: Come unto me - A podcast for the fourth Sunday after Trinity

    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.

    • 19 min
    Abbeycast: Tu es Petrus - A podcast for St Peter’s Day

    Abbeycast: Tu es Petrus - A podcast for St Peter’s Day

    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.

    • 15 min
    Abbeycast: The Rewards of Hospitality - A podcast for Third Sunday after Trinity

    Abbeycast: The Rewards of Hospitality - A podcast for Third Sunday after Trinity

    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.

    • 20 min
    Abbeycast: A Narnia Tale - A podcast for Second Sunday after Trinity

    Abbeycast: A Narnia Tale - A podcast for Second Sunday after Trinity

    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.

    • 17 min
    Abbeycast: The Harvest is rich - A podcast for First Sunday after Trinity

    Abbeycast: The Harvest is rich - A podcast for First Sunday after Trinity

    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.

    • 21 min

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