Collegiate Church of St. Peter
Monday-Friday 09.30-15.45, Wednesday 09.30-18.00, Saturday 09.30-13.45, Sunday services only.
|Sunday||Choral Matins 10.00, Choral Eucharist 11.15, Choral Evensong 15.00, Organ Recital 17.45|
|Weekdays||Choral Evensong 17.00|
|Saturday||Choral Evensong 15.00|
Entrance: £10, concessions £7
Disabled: Wheelchair access via The North Door, wheelchairs available
Photography: No photography or filming at any time
Verger-led tours at £5 lasting 90 minutes. Audio guides available. Guided tours bookable
Coffee Club in the North Cloister & outside West Towers, light refreshments
Abbey Shop Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 09.15-17.00 (17.30 April-September),Wednesday 09.15-18.30 (19.15 April-September), Saturday 09.15-16.30, Sunday 11.30-17.30
At Exit near Poets Corner
E-mail address: email@example.com
Chapter Office 020 7222 5152
Abbey Info desk 020 7654 4834
Tours Helpline 020 7654 4832
Organist & Master of the Choristers
James O'Donnell (since 2000)
A choir probably began in the 1380s with the appointment of the first professional Choirmaster and adult lay singers. Today's choir consists of 30 boys, all of whom attend the Abbey's designated residential Choir School in the precincts, and 12 professional adult singers, the Lay Vicars. Apart from the daily services, the choir has an important role in the many Royal, State and National occasions, undertakes many overseas tours as well as a new series of CD recordings with Hyperion.
1848 Hill organ replaced by Harrison & Harrison organ installed for the coronation of George V1 in 1937, using some of the original Hill pipework. Major overhauls by Harrison & Harrison followed in 1982 with a second unenclosed Choir division installed in the North case, in 1986 when a 5th manual was added for the Bombard division located in the North Triforium and in 2006 when the console was refurbished.
5 manuals, 106 stops
Pedal 22 stops, Choir 19 stops, Great 18 stops, Swell 18 stops, Solo 17 stops, Bombarde 12 stops
The Very Revd John Hall (since 2006)
The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066. The present building, begun by Henry 111 in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with its pointed arches, ribbed vaulting, rose windows, and flying buttresses. Its has single aisles, a long nave with wide projecting transepts and the highest Gothic vault in England, 102 ft. The famous Lady Chapel, with its Perpendicular architecture and its delicately carved fan vaulted roof with hanging pendants, described as 'the wonder of the World'.
FCM at Westminster
FCM Diocesan Representative
FCM National Gatherings
1978, 1992, 2005