Minor Canons

The Minor Canons of Westminster Abbey are responsible for all worship and liturgy in the Abbey, in St Margaret's Church, and in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft within the Palace of Westminster. This includes the singing of daily choral evensong and the celebration of the eucharist, the provision of Sunday worship, as well as weddings, memorial services, and the very many special and annual services which the Abbey provides for the nation: for the church, the Royal Family, and very many national and international organisations.

The Reverend Christopher Stoltz

The Reverend Christopher Stoltz

The Revd Christopher Stoltz is Minor Canon and Precentor. He has been at Westminster Abbey since February 2014, when he began as Sacrist. As Precentor he is responsible to the Dean of Westminster for the daily worshipping life of the Abbey, and for designing and planning many of the special services which characterise its unique life.

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The Reverend Mark Birch

The Reverend Mark Birch

The Revd Mark Birch started work at the Abbey, as Minor Canon and Chaplain, in January 2015. As Sacrist, he now shares responsibility with the Precentor for the daily worshipping life of the Abbey and the many special services in both the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church.

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The Reverend Jenny Petersen

The Reverend Jenny Petersen

The Reverend Jenny Petersen recently joined Westminster Abbey as Minor Canon and Chaplain in March 2017. Prior to that, Jenny regularly served in the Abbey, first as a duty chaplain and more recently as a priest vicar assisting with Abbey and St Margaret’s services.

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