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…

A message from our Rector

Welcome to our website, which I hope will inspire you to come to Bath Abbey in person.

For over 1,250 years people have done just that - come to seek God’s blessing in this beautiful holy place, set right alongside the famous hot water springs.

Today the Abbey remains a precious jewel at the heart of the city, here for all the people of Bath to enjoy. Every year we also welcome 500,000 visitors drawn from all around the world - who come to share our worship, to explore our history & beauty, and be inspired by our concerts and events.

Jesus once said...

Whoever believes in me, streams of living water will flow from within them (John 7 v38)

As his minister, I warmly invite you to come and join us at Bath Abbey:               Come to get lost in thought, or find your way - or even discover life & joy welling up within you…

Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Guy Bridgewater, Rector of Bath Abbey sitting at a table with a mug of tea

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

Bath Abbey Choirs celebrate start of the year with a new Christmas CD

By Bath Abbey | January 15, 2020
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for churches with Bath Abbey’s choirs singing at 15 different services in December. The choristers had a packed schedule totalling 18 hours of rehearsals and 20 in services and singing over 50 pieces…
Revd Guy Bridgewater talking with Andrew and Christina Brownsword

Bath Abbey’s Footprint project receives financial boost from Brownsword Charitable Foundation

By Bath Abbey | December 11, 2019
Bath Abbey is delighted to have received £200,000 from local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword CBE DL, as part of a half a million pound match funding pledge for the Footprint project. This is the second time this year that the Abbey’s…
Workers lowering ledgerstone onto Abbey floor, as part of Footprint project

Bath Abbey’s innovative project receives £50,000 boost

By Bath Abbey | October 21, 2019
Bath Abbey has been awarded £50,000 from Allchurches Trust, one of the UK’s largest grant-giving charities, for its innovative Footprint project. The grant will help towards two elements of the Abbey’s project; renovating the old Abbey offices in Kingston Buildings…
Amy Seyers and Sian Jones, Bath Abbey Choir

First adult female choristers appointed to Bath Abbey Choir

By Bath Abbey | October 21, 2019
Bath Abbey is delighted to announce that Sian Jones and Amy Seyers have joined the Abbey Choir as Lay-Clerks. Sian and Amy will be singing alto for the Abbey on a job share basis. While the appointment of an adult…

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A Diptych from Let My People Go Exhibition

Exhibition: ‘Let My People Go’

Thu 3 October, 2019 until Thu 1 October, 2020

Bath Abbey Diptychs A new collection of 23 diptychs depicting Bible stories from the Old Testament by Bath-based artist Sue Symons are on display in the Abbey's newly restored east end. Created especially for the Abbey by the artist, each diptych comprises one panel of calligraphy, with beautifully illustrated verses from the Old Testament, and an adjacent textile panel. The Bible stories portrayed are amongst the most familiar ones from the Old Testament including of The Creation and The Fall,…

St John the Evangelist RC church in Bath

Choral Evensong at St John the Evangelist

Thu 23 January at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

We're joining together with St John the Evangelist, in North Parade, Bath for Choral Evensong this evening to celebrate the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Sung by the Abbey Choir of Girls and Lay-Clerks Behold, how good and joyful – Vann              Psalm 99 Gray in F minor                                               Responses: Leighton A New…

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

United Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Sun 26 January at 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm

Preacher: Revd Ken Madden. Dates The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time Introduction On 10th February many Christians in Malta celebrate the Feast of the Shipwreck of St Paul, marking and giving thanks for the arrival of Christian faith on these islands. The reading from the Acts of the Apostles…

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