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…

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 welcome everyone to the Abbey, so that all may draw near to the Lord in the stillness of this holy place. We hope that our visitors will share our joy in seeing the Abbey much changed since they last were here. With the floor now fully restored, the new eco-heating installed and the hoardings inside the Abbey taken down, the beauty of our renewed worship space is simply overwhelming.

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”

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

A Place to Come to God...

We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Abbey, and are open daily for visiting and worship. There is plenty to see and do in the Abbey for visitors including our Tower Tours, exhibitions, concerts and other events.

Government guidance for Covid-19 has changed with many restrictions easing. There will be no need to book tickets for visiting or to attend a service, but before visiting for the first time, we ask you to please read through our Covid safety guidance.

Worship in the Abbey

We are currently offering five services on Sundays in the Abbey. You are also invited for daily prayers (Monday-Friday), as well as regular services of Holy Communion and Choral Evensong on weekdays and Saturdays.

Worship from Home

We continue to live-stream two of our Sunday services and offer a Thought for the Week and an Anthem for the Week via our website and Youtube. If you've missed or would like to watch any of our Thoughts, please visit our Bath Abbey Youtube Channel

Birde Chantry

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.

Latest News

Abbey Community News – Sunday 24 October 2021

By Bath Abbey | October 22, 2021
To see our latest community news for Sunday 24 October 2021 please click here
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The Bath Festival presents Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, under the Moon in Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | October 19, 2021
Image caption: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. Ely Cathedral. Photo (c) James Billings The Bath Festival presents Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with Paraorchestra, soprano Victoria Oruwari and conductor Charles Hazlewood, also featuring Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon.…
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Countdown to moon landing in Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | October 14, 2021
Bath Abbey is getting ready for a Christmas with a difference as it prepares to host Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, an awe-inspiring art installation illuminating the historic Abbey in the weeks leading up to Christmas and over the…
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Webinar Race Equality in B&NES – Progress Made & Challenges Ahead

By Bath Abbey | October 14, 2021
Monday 18 Oct, 6-7.15pm via Zoom Hosted by Cllr Dine Romero, you’ll hear from the BANES Council’s Race Panel, Schools Race Task Force, Boys in Mind & other local organisations & museums. As part of the Abbey’s continued commitment to…
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Detail of intricate stone carving in the Birde Chantry at Bath Abbey

Half-Term Fun: Creative Clay Carving

Fri 29 October at 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
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Take part in our special event this half-term as part of Museums Week. Follow a trail to see the beautiful Tudor stone carvings inside the Abbey then carve your own clay tile. Bath Abbey is full of beautiful stone carvings everywhere you look. The Chantry Chapel was built by Prior William Birde in 1515 and has plants, animals and people everywhere you look. You will see lots of  birds and the letter W carved into the stone.  This is called…

Pray for Bath

Tue 2 November at 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

We are delighted to be hosting Pray for the City in the Abbey once again and joining with Christians from Bath and its surrounding areas in praying together for our beautiful city on Tuesday 2nd November at 7.30pm. All welcome

Remembrance Concert

Sat 13 November at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Join the Abbey choirs as they sing beautiful and comforting music for Remembrance including the evocative Song for Athene by Tavener, famously sung at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. Other pieces include Durufle’s poignant In paradisum from his Requiem and William Harris’ beautiful Faire is the heaven – a setting of Edmund Spenser’s poem. The Girls will sing Schubert’s incomparable Litanei Alle Seelen and For the Fallen by Mark Blatchly, based on the poem by Laurence Bunyon. Other items include…

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