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Collage of Bath Abbey wall memorials

Exhibition: Monuments, Empire & Slavery

Wed 26 May until Thu 30 September

The exhibition reveals the links between some of the people commemorated on the Abbey’s ledgerstones and wall tablets, and the British Empire. Research so far has found over 200 connections to colonies including the West Indies and India from the 1700s and 1800s. The exhibition tells the stories of three different men within the context of 18th century Bath society and the transatlantic slave trade. The exhibition in the North Transept is free. A leaflet with extra information on the…

Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Thu 23 September at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 11 November, 2021

The Service of Choral Evensong is a peaceful and prayerful service. It lasts for approximately 45 minutes, blending the much-loved traditional liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer (1662) with a rich repertoire of English Church music.

Hands in prayer with candles in the background

Morning Prayer

Fri 24 September at 8:30 am until 9:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until Thu 30 November, 2023

A simple, said service to help prepare us for the day ahead. We hope you'll join us.

People taking Holy Communion

Holy Communion

Sat 25 September at 8:30 am until 9:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Sun 18 December, 2022

This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.30am every Saturday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. You are also warmly invited to join us for Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 12 noon and Sundays at 8am.

Table laid with two bottles of drink for Harvest Dinner in the foreground of Bath Abbey

Harvest Dinner: with guest speaker

Sat 25 September at 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm

Join us for the first ever dinner on the newly restored floor of the Abbey’s nave, with its new eco-heating and atmospheric lighting. Dr Simon Stuart, Executive Director of Arocha International will speak about the earth’s abundance and the critical imperative of maintaining global biodiversity. Tickets £25 for a two course meal* with wine. Available from the Abbey Office at 9 Kingston Buildings or email office@bathabbey.org. * To avoid food waste, when you book please choose from: Beef Lasagne or…

People kneeling taking communion

Holy Communion

Sun 26 September at 8:00 am until 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.00am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. You are also warmly invited to join us for Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 12 noon and Saturdays at 8.30am.

Family taking Communion at Parish Communion service

Church Family Communion

Sun 26 September at 9:30 am until 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

A family service with crèche and children’s groups. The service lasts just over an hour and combines prayer and praise with glorious music from our Abbey Choir and thoughtful preaching. The atmosphere is relaxed and children are warmly welcomed. There are children's groups during term-time and a crèche is offered all year round. Everyone is invited to stay on after the service to chat over a cup of fresh coffee or tea.

Bath Abbey Boys' Choir singing Evensong

Sung Eucharist

Sun 26 September at 11:30 am until 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

This formal service, which lasts approximately 70 minutes, combines elegant liturgy, thoughtful preaching and magnificent music.

Bath Abbey choirs of Girls and Lay-clerks singing at a service

Choral Evensong

Sun 26 September at 3:30 pm until 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

This beautiful service lasts for approximately 45 minutes and combines the memorable cadences of Thomas Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer with a distinctive repertoire of English Church music. During term-time these services are sung by the Abbey's choirs of Girls and Men, or Boys and Men. Occasionally these services may be sung by the Bath Abbey Chamber Choir and during the holidays, by visiting choirs.

Enjoying a chat and a coffee after the informal evening service

Informal Service

Sun 26 September at 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

A short reflective service with reflections on Scripture, prayers and lighting candles supported by instrumental musicians, which lasts for approximately 30 minutes. This informal evening service also welcomes everyone of all ages to worship and prayer, and draws on the worship style of Taize. We are uniquely positioned, with our half a million visitors a year to the Abbey, to listen to and to celebrate stories of faith from around the world, and this is what we aim to do…

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