Visiting this historic site was right up there with my favorite experiences in London. It is hard to wrap your head around something that is over one thousand years old. Unfortunately, we could not take pictures inside the main part of the church, but we could in some of the alcoves. It was also rather humbling to see all of the great leaders — kings, queens, generals, poets, scientists, etc. — interred inside this site. Here is Jake standing at a dedication for sailors, soldiers, and paratroopers from World War Two.
So, even though the building itself is ancient, it is still keeping up with the times.
Once of the ways the Abbey is staying current with important events was to install this dedication (below) to ten martyrs from the 20th century. Included in this piece is Martin Luther King, but also including Maximillian Kolbe, Manche Mesemola, Janani Luwum, Elizabeth of Russia, Oscar Romero, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Esther John, Lucian Tapiedi, and Wang Zhiming.