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 and offer free entry to journalists writing articles or producing TV/radio programmes about the Abbey. Please contact us in advance with details of your project to book your pass.


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 outside the Abbey but not allowed inside the church. We offer a selection of images for our visitors to download 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 Robinson, Press & Communications Assistant, 020 7654 4887

[email protected]

Latest news

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster

Her Majesty The Queen presents Dean of Westminster with KCVO

Wednesday, 30th October 2019

Dean of Westminster gives One People Oration

Dean of Westminster gives One People Oration

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

London Mayors attend Abbey Evensong

London Mayors attend Abbey Evensong

Monday, 21st October 2019

St Edward icon dedicated

St Edward icon dedicated

Monday, 21st October 2019