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Charles Curnock honoured by Archbishop of Canterbury

July 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Charles Curnock honoured by Archbishop of Canterbury
Charles Curnock pictured left and Bath MP Wera Hobhouse pictured right at the Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced this year’s recipients of Lambeth Awards for outstanding contributions to the Church and wider society. Among the recipients is a name familiar to us, our very own Charles Curnock who received The…

Black Lives Matter

June 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Black Lives Matter
Votive candles
At Bath Abbey we have been closely watching events in the USA and UK over the past weeks, and we recognise the great gravity of the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement. We reject all forms of racism,…

Bath Abbey re-opening for private prayer

June 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey re-opening for private prayer
Bath Abbey will re-open today, Monday 15 June, for private prayer in partnership with churches across Bath. The Abbey’s opening times will be: Mondays – Saturdays – 4.30pm-6pm, and Sundays – 11am-1pm. Individuals can come in to pause and reflect,…

Bath Abbey prayer team “humbled” and “moved to tears” by prayer requests

June 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey prayer team “humbled” and “moved to tears” by prayer requests
Kalyn Mallard, a member of the Bath Abbey Prayer Team
Seeking support or reassurance from prayer is more important now than ever. Since lockdown, Bath Abbey has continued to offer prayers for people online through its ‘Just Ask’ campaign. At the touch of a button, you can submit your prayer…

Bath in Lockdown – The Church Responds

May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Bath in Lockdown – The Church Responds
Bath in Lockdown - The Church Responds
There have been many examples of compassionate care around the city of Bath during the Coronavirus lockdown. Supporting key workers and their families, caring for the vulnerable, volunteering in neighbourhoods – expressions of goodwill have abounded. Revd Stephen Girling (Bath Abbey)…

Prayers for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ available online soon

May 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Prayers for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ available online soon
Thy Kingdom Come
Each day from Ascension Day to Pentecost (21 May to 31 May) we will be praying together for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in a ten minute service led by Abbey Ministers, available in our daily and weekly worship online section from…

Thought for the Day and prayers for 75th Anniversary of VE Day

May 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Thought for the Day and prayers for 75th Anniversary of VE Day
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Just Ask…[email protected]

April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Just Ask…[email protected]
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Tell us 3 things you would like to give thanks for

April 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Tell us 3 things you would like to give thanks for
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Abbey bells heard by locals on Easter morning

April 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Abbey bells heard by locals on Easter morning
Ellacombe chimes rung on Easter morning 2020
Our church bells were still able to ring out on Easter morning thanks to two of the Abbey’s bellringers being given special permission to use the Ellacombe Chime which enables all the bells to be chimed by a single person.…

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