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…

Advent & Christmas

Our hope is for everyone to have a meaningful and memorable experience of worship during Advent and Christmas. Our more popular services i.e. Festival Of Nine Lessons & Carols are ticketed. Tickets are free; to apply please click here. All other services are unticketed but please be aware seats are limited and queues are expected, so early arrival is recommended - details can be found on our What's On section. If you'd like to take part in our Nativity Trail, click here for details.

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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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…
Hoardings in welcome area

Hoardings inside Bath Abbey to be transformed into work of art

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
Specially designed artwork by university students and a local art group will decorate hoardings inside Bath Abbey from the end of this month. As part of Phase 2 of Bath Abbey’s Footprint project, part of the Abbey’s nave and crossing…
Ledgerstone and replica made by students

3D replicas of parts of Bath Abbey’s collapsing floor have been created by UWE students

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
Students and academic staff from the University of West of England (UWE) have been helping Bath Abbey to produce a detailed archive and 3D replicas of the Abbey’s historic ledgerstones. This research is essential as all 891 ledgerstones that form…

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People singing at Shoppers Carol service

Shoppers’ Carols

Thu 12 December at 12:30 pm until 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 12 December, 2019

A popular, informal 20 minute service with traditional carols. Ideal for weary shoppers. All welcome, no reserved seating or tickets required. During the Bath Christmas Market 2019 (28 Nov-15 Dec), every Thursday and Friday at 12.30pm and 2pm and Saturdays  at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm

Bath Abbey in the snow

A Christmas Celebration

Fri 13 December at 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Sat 14 December, 2019

Bath Abbey’s annual Christmas Concert featuring the Abbey Girls' Choir and the Melody Makers, the Abbey’s youngest choir of 6-11 year olds, plus the organ and harp. A concert featuring well known and much loved Christmas classics for choir and audience. Directed by Huw Williams - Director of Music, Bath Abbey. Organist - Shean Bowers Harpist - Eluned Pierce Tickets £8-£16 available from Bath Box Office.

Bath Abbey in the snow

A Christmas Celebration

Sat 14 December at 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Sat 14 December, 2019

Bath Abbey’s annual Christmas Concert featuring the Abbey Girls' Choir and the Melody Makers, the Abbey’s youngest choir of 6-11 year olds, plus the organ and harp. A concert featuring well known and much loved Christmas classics for choir and audience. Directed by Huw Williams - Director of Music, Bath Abbey. Organist - Shean Bowers Harpist - Eluned Pierce Tickets £8-£16 available from Bath Box Office.

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