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  1. Marianne Voika 11B Westminster Abbey October 2009

  2. Location

  3. History • More than a thousand years of history • Was built in 1245-1745 • The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 • Establisted by Henry III in 1245

  4. Westminster Abbey is: • a) a royal cathedral. • b) a royal church. • c) a royal museum.

  5. Cathedral • Was built in 11th century • Gothic cathedral • Great spiritual value for British

  6. Church • Ceremonies of national significance • Legend: Sabreht founded a church on a small island in the River Thames • In 1245 the present abbey church in Gothic style

  7. Art • Brasses • Wall paintings • Cosmati pavement

  8. Music and the choir • Renowned worldwide as one of the finest choir • 30 boys and 12 proffesional adult singers • Directed by James O’Donnell • Choir school

  9. St Margaret’s church history • Established by monks • Dedicated to Saint Margaret • Final part was built in the 11th century

  10. St Margaret’s church • Special services • Seremons

  11. Gardens • The Garth • The Little Cloister • The Collage Garden

  12. Pictures Cathedral

  13. Pictures

  14. Pictures Saint Margaret’s Church

  15. Links • http://www.travelgrove.com • http://www.westminster-abbey.org • http://www.britannica.com