Creation

Creation

Westminster Abbey, founded 1,000 years ago on Thorney Island, has long had a duty to care for and protect nature. Drawing on our ancient roots and Christian faith, this hopeful season of events brings together people from all faiths, and none, reminding us that we are all connected in one living world. Join us in our historic gardens to unearth our personal accountability, inspire communal action, and contribute to the global conversation.

Exterior of Westminster Abbey, showing the West Towers and the Sanctuary

Season highlights

Enjoy an evening’s entertainment outside this summer, from live storytelling to theatre to outdoor cinema
Go back to the beginning with a performance of Haydn’s The Creation
Grow your understanding of the historic gardens on a guided tour with Head Gardner Jan
Breathe deep during a yoga class in the walled garden
Take the time to notice nature while drawing our historic trees in a guided workshop
Find serenity at a Wednesday Late with sounds of folk music as you explore
Spend time in the fresh air and get creative at one of our themed family days

Discover more about College Garden

Discover more about College Garden

Jan Pancheri, Head Gardener at Westminster Abbey, shares her experience and insight about how the team care for England's oldest cultivated garden.

Features of College Garden

A Priest's Perspective

The Reverend Mark Birch shares his view on regularly asked questions about Christianity and Creation, including beliefs about God the Creator, what the Bible teaches Christians about creation and how they respond to scientific explanations of the origins of the world.

Why is it important for Christians to believe in God as the Creator?

Why is it important for Christians to believe in God as the Creator?

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Does the Bible tell Christians all they need to know about God’s creation?

Does the Bible tell Christians all they need to know about God’s creation?

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How do Christians respond to the scientific explanations of the origins of the world?

How do Christians respond to the scientific explanations of the origins of the world?

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Eat and shop

Linger a little longer at a floral afternoon tea or buy plant seeds selected by the Head Gardener from the shop, online or in-person.

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