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

Consecration of Bishops takes place at Westminster Abbey

Consecration of Bishops takes place at Westminster Abbey

Friday, 29th September 2023

Boys and girls in red cassocks standing in front of the high altar at St Margaret's Church.

St Margaret's Choristers to sing their first service

Wednesday, 27th September 2023

Several statues and busts in Poets' Corner

Autumn season of events celebrates human dignity

Tuesday, 26th September 2023

Battle of Britain anniversary marked at Westminster Abbey

Battle of Britain anniversary marked at Westminster Abbey

Sunday, 17th September 2023