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 Press & Communications Manager, 020 7654 4926

Grace Long, Press Officer, 020 7654 4887

[email protected]

Latest news

The Ukranian Ambassador laying a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. Other members of the congregation stand and watch

Abbey marks first anniversary of Ukraine war

Friday, 24th February 2023

Gold statue of an angel blowing a trumpet, decoration on Westminster Abbey's Harrison & Harrison organ

Buckingham Palace announces music for the Coronation

Saturday, 18th February 2023

Duke of Kent honours ‘Father of the Royal Air Force’

Duke of Kent honours ‘Father of the Royal Air Force’

Thursday, 9th February 2023