Worship & Services


Regular Services & Prayer Times at the Abbey (Please see special services at the end of this list.)


  • Morning Prayer

Mon-Sat 8.30am – 8.45am. Please use the south door, near the pedestrian crossing over Abbey Foregate.


  • Private Prayer & Quiet Contemplation

We invite everyone of faith or of none, to visit the Abbey Monday to Saturday, to come to sit quietly, to pray, to light a candle for a loved one in the Lady Chapel. We particularly keep 11.00am to 3.00pm as Abbey Quiet Time.


  • Midday Prayer

Prayers are said for a few minutes at midday every day, Monday to Saturday, led by one of our Day Chaplains. Afterwards they will gladly pray with you or answer any questions.


  • Midweek Holy Communion

We have a popular service of Holy Communion each Wednesday at midday. It takes place in our Lady Chapel and lasts about 40 minutes.


  • Sunday Services
  • 11.00am Choral Eucharist. Services are said when the choir is absent during August,
  • 3.00pm Choral Evensong. In the choir’s absence we hold Evening Prayer.


St Peter’s Church, Monkmoor Road

  • Holy Communion Sundays at 10.00am
  • Morning Worship replaces Holy Communion on the 4th Sunday each month.


Special Services at the Abbey 2024

  • Sunday 7th January – Epiphany – Special Eucharist, 11.00am
  • Thursday 25th January – Conversion of St Paul – Eucharist, 7.00pm
  • Sunday 4th February – Candlemas – Eucharist, 11.00am
  • Sunday 17th March – Legal Service replaces Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Sunday 24th March – Palm Sunday – Special Eucharist, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Monday 25th March (Holy Week) – Compline, 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 26th March (Holy Week) – Compline, 7.00pm
  • Wednesday 27th March (Holy Week) – Tenebrae, 7.00pm
  • Thursday 28th March (Maundy Thursday) – Eucharist & Vigil, 7.00pm
  • Friday 29th March (Good Friday) – 12.00pm – 3.00pm, including Liturgy, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Saturday 30th March (Holy Saturday) – Vigil Mass, 8.00pm
  • Sunday 31st March – Easter Day – High Mass, 11.00am; Festal Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Thursday 9th May(Ascension Day) – Eucharist & Procession, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 19th May (Pentecost) – High Mass & Procession, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Sunday 26th May (Trinity Sunday) – High Mass, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Thursday 30th May (Corpus Christi) – Eucharist, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 30th June (SS Peter & Paul) – Patronal Eucharist, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Thursday 11th July (St Benedict) – Eucharist, 7.30pm
  • Sunday 28th July (St Bartholomew) – Eucharist, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 6th August (Transfiguration) – Eucharist, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 15th August (Assumption) – Eucharist, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 7th September – Evensong sung by the Prebendal Singers, 5.00pm
  • Sunday 15th September (Holy Cross) – High Mass, 11.00am; Choral Evensong, 3.00pm
  • Sunday 3rd November – Service for All Saints, 11.00am; Service for All Souls, 3.00pm
  • Sunday 1st December (Advent Sunday) – Eucharist, 11.00; Advent Carol Service, 3.00pm
  • Christmas Eve – Crib Service, 3.00pm; Carol Service, 6.00pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm
  • Christmas Day – High Mass, 11.00am; (no Evensong)