Memorial service at Westminster Abbey

7:48 pm on 19 March 2011

An official Christchurch earthquake memorial service is to be held at Westminster Abbey in London on Sunday 27 March.

The service is being organised by the abbey together with the New Zealand High Commission and New Zealand Government agencies and community groups in London.

It will be attended by the Prince of Wales.

Tickets have been balloted for members of the public to attend. Proceeds from a collection after the service will go towards the earthquake appeal fund.