Filming at Trinity

Accredited members of the press and professional photographers and camera crews are permitted to film inside Trinity Church or St. Paul's Chapel only with prior permission from Trinity’s Communications & Marketing Department.

Due to the heavy use of our facilities for services and events, we are unable to accommodate requests that are unrelated to the mission of the parish or which require closing and/or restricting the use of our church buildings to the public.

If you are granted permission to film, please observe the following while filming and taking photos in the church and chapel:

  • Use available lighting only. No flash photography or other lights permitted.
  • Do not walk in the center aisle. You may proceed quietly down the side aisles, and if filming is permitted during a service, only while people in the pews are standing to sing hymns or reciting parts of the service.
  • No excessive noise. Video crews, please slot cameras into tripod and change batteries quietly.
  • One video camera crew at a time may set up fixed-position filming alongside the right-hand pillar nearest the altar (off the right side aisle). Camera should be placed alongside the pillar to avoid obstructing the view of people in nearby pews.
  • Interviews may be conducted outside only.

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For Amateur Photographers

Amateur photographers are welcome to take photos in our churches and churchyards without obtaining prior permission.

Please observe the following while filming and taking photos in the church, chapel, and churchyards.

In Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel
  • Please do not block entrances to the church and chapel while taking photos.
  • Selfie sticks are not permitted
  • Use available lighting only. No flash photography or other lights permitted in the church.
  • No monopods or tripods are permitted inside the churches.
In the churchyards
  • Monopods and tripods may be used in the churchyards if the feet are placed completely on the sidewalks.
  • Tripods should not be left unattended or blocking a sidewalk or entrance or otherwise impeding public egress
  • Please do not stand on monuments or monument bases