From Abbey to Coronation Church
The church traces its origins to a humble St. Peter’s Abbey built in 960. King Edward then transformed it into a stately royal church in 1065. The present building and its hallowed splendour is a result of the dedication of several successive monarchs and their architects through the centuries.
A Museum of Faith
From the majestic arched ceiling to elaborately designed floors, this historic coronation church is a museum of faith and royalty. The resplendent high altar, astonishingly detailed stained glass windows, beautiful sculptures, intricate carvings and rich furnishings speak volumes of the significance of this church to the people of England.
It’s hardly surprising then that while thousands visit the church to worship, the Abbey also welcomes millions of tourists from around the world each year.