Friday, 22nd March 2019
UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge 2019
In this annual competition for Year 11s and below which took place last month, George Purves and Stephen Lam each earned a Bronze Certificate, while Charlie Shaw earned a Silver certificate. Many, many congratulations to all who participated.
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Commonwealth Day Service 2019
The Abbey once again hosted the annual Commonwealth Day Service on Monday 11th March. Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, was joined by other members of the Royal Family, including the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of York at the service which marked the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth. It is the largest inter-faith celebration in the UK. Also in attendance were the Prime Minister, Mrs Teresa May, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, High Commissioners, Ambassadors, Commonwealth dignitaries and approximately 700 UK school children. The Service featured a mix of testimonies, readings and musical performances from talented artists, including Alfie Boe and Clean Bandit, and reflected the 2019 Commonwealth theme of "a Connected Commonwealth".
Friday, 8th March 2019
Chorister Experience Day
We welcomed 11 boys from as far afield as Jersey to a Chorister Experience Day last Saturday 2nd March, giving them the opportunity to find out about life as an Abbey Chorister. They were given a tour of the Abbey, including the organ loft where they were encouraged to play a note or two on the grand organ. They then joined a rehearsal, and sang Evensong with the full Choir. The Chorister Experience Day is held each term. For further information and future dates, please call 020 7654 4918.
Monday, 25th February 2019
New Headmaster Appointed
Peter Roberts has been appointed Headmaster of Westminster Abbey Choir School from September 2019 succeeding Jonathan Milton who retires after seventeen years. Read more: https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-news/peter-roberts-headmaster-westminster-abbey-choir-school