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.


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

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 new girls' choir for St Margaret's Church

A new girls' choir for St Margaret's Church

Friday, 17th March 2023

Three men in hi-vis jackets working on the new ramp outside the Abbey

Beautiful new entrance for Westminster Abbey

Thursday, 16th March 2023

HM King Charles III rubbing noses (a traditional Maori greeting) with a member of the Ngati Ranana

The King celebrates Commonwealth Day 2023 at the Abbey

Monday, 13th March 2023

The West Front of Westminster Abbey on a sunny day. Big Ben can be seen in the background.

Abbey to close in late April for Coronation preparations

Monday, 6th March 2023