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

The clock tower of St Margaret's Church, Westminster

A national service to celebrate 12 Step Recovery

Tuesday, 25th October 2022

Trees of life service takes place at the Abbey

Trees of life service takes place at the Abbey

Tuesday, 11th October 2022

The high Altar on the Abbey. A gold-gilded panel is at the back and an altar and candlesticks appear in front.

The King: coronation date set for Saturday 6th May 2023

Tuesday, 11th October 2022

Judges in red robes and legal wigs reading from hymn sheets

Judges mark the start of the 2022 legal year

Monday, 3rd October 2022