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

An AR portrait of the Notre Dame De Paris during construction

Immersive exhibition on Notre Dame de Paris opens at the Abbey next February

Thursday, 23rd November 2023

The president of the Korea Republic, flanked by two soldiers, holds a wreath

President of the Republic of Korea visits the Abbey

Tuesday, 21st November 2023

The Queen smiling as she shakes hands with someone from the military

Her Majesty The Queen opens the 2023 Field of Remembrance

Thursday, 9th November 2023

Archbishop Wards speaking at the Great Pulpit

Archbishop of Erbil honours Christian martyrs

Friday, 3rd November 2023