Changes to Opening Times: The 'Let There Be Light Exhibition' has been temporarily taken down until the afternoon of Saturday 21 May. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Welcome to Bath Abbey

A moment of stillness in the beating heart of a vibrant city. A space that’s alive with music and prayer, art and history. A place where awe-inspiring architecture lifts the eyes – and raises the spirit. Bath Abbey is many things to many people. But whether you come here to join a service or a tour, light a candle or listen to music, what unites us all is a sense of wonder. There is so much to discover – please step inside…

Opening Hours

As a working church that plays an active role in the community, the Abbey is at times closed for general visiting due to services or special events. Please see changes and variations to opening times below:

Mon 23 May: Abbey Closed until 1pm

Tue 24 May: Abbey Closed 2 - 5pm

Wed 25 May: Abbey Closed until 1.30pm

Fri 27 May: Abbey Closed 11 - 2pm

Revd Canon Bridgewater, Rector of Bath Abbey

Message from our Rector

“Come unto me, all you who are weary and are heavy laden” said Jesus to the crowds who gathered around him, “and I will give you rest”. It is a great delight to be able to welcome you to the Abbey, so that all may draw near to the Lord in the stillness of this holy place. I join the whole Bath Abbey family in praying for God’s love and renewing strength to greet you afresh, and to fill your hearts with peace as you draw near to Him”

Bath Abbey seeks to be a “House of Prayer for all nations”, praying with and for needy people locally and all around the world, regardless of their political, ethnic or religious affiliation. The Abbey is currently displaying the Ukrainian colours, to encourage and remind us to pray for all caught up in the warfare waging in that land. By day also, we are hosting a dedicated prayer station for all who wish to join us in praying for peace, and for this dreadful war to end.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

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