News & media

Westminster Abbey is royal church offering daily services for all and a World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history. We welcome press enquiries, and 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.


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

Adrian Harris, Head of Communications & Digital, 020 7654 4888

Victoria Ribbans, Deputy Head of Communications, 020 7654 4890

Eleanor Lovegrove, Senior Communications and Social Media Manager, 020 7654 4926

Grace Long, Communications Manager, 020 7654 4887

Imogen Lowrie, Communications and Digital Assistant, 020 7654 5000

[email protected]

Latest news

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

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Abbey welcomes new Lord Mayor of Westminster

Tuesday, 5th July 2022

Andrew Nethsingha appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers

Andrew Nethsingha appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers

Tuesday, 5th July 2022