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.

TV/Radio

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.

Photography

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 Long, Press Officer, 020 7654 4887

[email protected]


Latest news

A large globe featuring a sea, tree and cherubs in the sky

The Abbey welcomes The World Reimagined globes

Thursday, 11th August 2022

In the centre is the Virgin Mary, seated and cradling her son. On either side of the figures are two ships. The first is that which carried St Augustine and his monks to England in the sixth century, bringing with them the Christian faith; and the second is the Windrush, which brought many who renewed the faith in the areas where they settled. The side panels depict St Michael the Archangel, St George the Martyr, St John, St Martin de Porres (patron saint of racial justice) and St Josephine Bakh

Our Lady of the Windrush icon on display at the Abbey

Monday, 18th July 2022

Andrew Nethsingha appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers

Andrew Nethsingha appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers

Tuesday, 5th July 2022

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Tuesday, 5th July 2022