For common folks like you and me it is almost next to impossible to visit England, much more to hear mass at the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster located at #20 Dean’s Yard in Westminster London.
The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, London is an architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries.
- the shrine of St Edward the Confessor
- the tombs of kings and queens
- and countless memorials to the famous and the great.
- It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066
- and for numerous other royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings.
Today, Westminster Abbey is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration of great events in the life of the nation. Neither a cathedral nor a parish church, Westminster Abbey (or the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster to give it its correct title) is a “Royal Peculiar” under the jurisdiction of a Dean and Chapter, subject only to the Sovereign and not to any archbishop or bishop
Did you know that this gothic style church is said to be in existence since 960 AD? But it was rebuilt during the 10th century and became the burial site of and were rebuilt in 1517 while its two (2) towers were done during the 18th century? Its floor area is 32,000 feet. Its width is 85 feet. Each of the two (2) towers has a height of 225 feet. And it has 10 bells.