The Tutu Foundation UK held a choral evensong service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931 - 2021), which took place at Westminster Abbey, London. The service was led by The Dean of Westminster The Very Dr David Hoyle with Archbishop Desmond Tutu's daughter the Reverend Naomi Tutu giving the address. In addition, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England and Metropolitan, pronounced the Blessing.
Many guests from diverse communities attended the service, guests who have been inspired by Archbishop Tutu's lifelong works, his many fights for equality and freedom, his teachings towards conflict resolution, and his legacy of peace and mediation. Prayers and readings were led by representatives of government and organisations that continue his important work.
We would like to share with you some images from the service at Westminster Abbey.
All pictures are provided by WestminsterAbbey/PicturePartnership.