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Westminster Abbey is a the famoust church in London.
You can go inside the church. You have to pay £6 to get in. There are leaflets in English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. You are walking all the way through the church. It is an interesting church. The windows are very nice!! :)
Westminster Abbey is the tallest Gothic building in the British Isles.
Like many other great churches, the Abbey is designed in the shape of a cross, recalling the death of Jesus Christ, the source of new life for all who acknowledge Him.
The eastern half of the Abbey forms an enclosed Quire. Daily services have been sung here for centuries to the praise fo the glory of God.
The altars serve the central act of Christian worship, the Eucharist, Holy Communion or Mass. By this service of thanksgiving, which commemorates Jesus' death and resurrection, worshippers enter into communion with Him by sharing the sacrament of bread and wine.
The tombs and monuments speak both of human dignity and achievement and of the Christian confidence in life after death.
When Westminster Abbey was founded in the 10th century, most Christians in Europe accepted the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. In the 16th century the Reformation brought many changes to the organisation and worship of churches throughout Europe. The Church of England, to which the Abbey belongs, became independent of Rome. But it kept much of its tradition while developing its own distinctive forms of worship, conducting its services in English and taking scripture and tradition as its authorities. Today it is part of the Anglican Communion, which extends to virtually every country in the world.
Address: 20 Dean's Yard, London, SW1P 3PA
Directions: Nearest Tube, Westminister Station & St James' Park.
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