Westminster Abbey has an international reputation not just as one of London’s principal visitor attractions but also as a living church renowned for the clarity of its vision and worship. The Press and Communications Office is responsible for sustaining the reputation of the Abbey through website management, posters and publications, liaison with film production companies, internal communications, and media enquiries.
The Press & Communications Office is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm each weekday. During evenings and weekends there is 24-hour cover.
24 Feb 2017
Sir Mark Rylance will lead a company of actors bringing the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare to life at a special event in Westminster Abbey, in partnership with Shakespeare’s Globe.
07 Feb 2017
The Abbey is inviting boys aged 7-9 for a ‘Chorister Experience’ on Saturday 4th March.
26 Jan 2017
As the Abbey Choir flies back from Rome after a week-long visit to the Vatican, the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall has underlined the ecumenical significance of the trip.
Media at events
The Westminster Abbey Press Office is responsible for all press and media within the Abbey precincts. Press visits can be arranged for accredited journalists researching or writing stories involving the Abbey.
Filming & Photography
Because the Abbey is a living church in an historic building there are very strict guidelines on commercial filming and photography.
Contact the Press Office
Duncan Jeffery, Head of Communications
+44 (0) 20 7654 4888
Victoria Ribbans, Deputy Head of Communications
+44 (0) 20 7654 4890
Eleanor Lovegrove, Press and Communications Officer
+44 (0) 20 7654 4926
Grace Robinson, Press and Communications Assistant
+44 (0) 20 7654 4887
If you have an urgent press enquiry out of office hours please telephone any of the above numbers and a press officer will answer your call on a mobile telephone.