News & media

We welcome media enquiries from 9.00am—5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Contact us by phone or email as we are unable to answer enquiries in person. We also offer an out-of-hours service for urgent media calls.

Press and media photographers outside Westminster Abbey

Press passes

We manage media accreditation for major services at the Abbey and offer free entry to journalists writing articles or producing TV/radio programmes about the Abbey. Please contact us in advance with details of your project to book your pass.


We offer filming facilities for documentaries/factual programmes which have a link to the Abbey. Filming takes place around our services and visiting so get in touch early as slots are limited. There is a fee, and we have conservation guidelines for programme makers.


Personal photography is welcome at the Abbey, although only in selected areas of the church. For more information, see our photography policy where a selection of images can also be downloaded for personal use. We are unable to offer commercial photography shoots.

Picture Library

We can send images for editorial use to your publication or website. Commercial picture enquiries, including academics and book publishers, should get in touch with the Abbey Library.

Contact us

Duncan Jeffery, Head of Communications, 020 7654 4888

Victoria Ribbans, Deputy Head of Communications, 020 7654 4890

Eleanor Lovegrove, Senior Press & Communications Manager, 020 7654 4926

Grace Robinson, Press & Communications Assistant, 020 7654 4887

[email protected]

Latest news

MPs and peers mourn Sir David Amess at St Margaret’s Church

MPs and peers mourn Sir David Amess at St Margaret’s Church

Monday, 18th October 2021

Abbey marks the Centenary of the Royal British Legion

Abbey marks the Centenary of the Royal British Legion

Tuesday, 12th October 2021

Canon of Westminster, Tricia Hillas

The Venerable Tricia Hillas appointed to Racial Justice Commission

Thursday, 7th October 2021

The former Reverend Canon Jane Sinclair

Abbey remembers Canon Jane Sinclair

Thursday, 7th October 2021