October 31, 2022
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the United Kingdom’s most notable religious buildings and a burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have occurred in Westminster Abbey. Sixteen royal weddings have occurred at the abbey since 1100. (Wikipedia)
I was overwhelmed and amazed at the beauty of the architecture and the history of this beautiful place. St. Margaret’s Church which is next to the Abbey was beautiful as well. I was honored to view the graves of some great historical people such as the missionary David Livingstone, the composers George Frederick Handel, and Muzio Clementi. As the Abbey was closing for the day, I was fortunate to hear the Boys’ Choir singing in rehearsal for an upcoming service.