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What is Bath Abbey like?

Different people may give you very different answers to this question. Some may mention the beautiful building or the magnificent music, others the engagement in faith and social action or the warm welcome. Within all that happens at the Abbey there are some consistent features that you can expect to find - however you join us. 

WORSHIP.  Our worship is our response to God's goodness, we surrender our lives to him in thanksgiving.  We have a pattern of corporate worship at the Abbey and we encourage people to make a pattern of worship in their daily lives, wherever they are, serving God.

HOSPITALITY.  We believe in the importance of making space for the other, especially the stranger.  As we do so in a spirit of generosity, however risky that might feel, we find ourself more fully alive. 

ENGAGEMENT. We create spaces in which people can engage with the Bible, with God himself and with the world and all its challenges and opportunities.  We believe that as we engage with God in a spirit of open learning and searching, we become more fully alive as we discover the truth together.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find a full and genuine welcome here. So, whenever you choose, please fill in a welcome card. This will prompt us to meet with you for coffee; an opportunity to get to know you and to point you towards aspects of our life that might interest you.