OPENING TIMES UPDATE: From Monday 6th July we'll be open for private prayer and visiting from 10am-4pm each day. We will continue to provide daily and weekly worship online which you'll find here

Welcome to Bath Abbey

We are overjoyed that the Abbey is now open for private prayer and visiting. We recognise that many of us are grieving losses of many kinds and are facing heightened levels of fear and anxiety. The Abbey is a place to come to God. At the same time we continue to offer online resources to support each other and the city of Bath through this difficult period.

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 throw open the Abbey doors once again, 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”

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Opening Times & Safety Measures

We look forward to welcoming you and will be open:

  • Mondays-Sundays 10am- 6pm

We have made some changes to ensure everyone can enjoy the Abbey safely. We are supporting NHS Test & Trace and are part of Visit England’s “We’re Good To Go” industry standard. To find out more, please see our Keeping you safe page.

You're invited to come in to pause and reflect, pray or light a candle. You'll be able to walk around and enjoy your surroundings or sit down and rest in the nave. The Birde Chapel and Gethsemane Chapel are also open and chaplains will be available to offer their support and prayers. Although we are not running group tours, there is still plenty to see and do.

Find out what to expect by watching this short video of the inside of the Abbey.

 

 

Opening Hours

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Extending opening hours: 10am – 4pm daily

By Bath Abbey | July 6, 2020
We are delighted to be in a position now to extend our opening hours. From Monday 6th July, the Abbey will open for prayer and visiting from 10am to 4pm each day. We continue to pray for our clergy and…
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Charles Curnock pictured left and Bath MP Wera Hobhouse pictured right at the Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background

Charles Curnock honoured by Archbishop of Canterbury

By Bath Abbey | July 1, 2020
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced this year’s recipients of Lambeth Awards for outstanding contributions to the Church and wider society. Among the recipients is a name familiar to us, our very own Charles Curnock who received The…
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Votive candles

Black Lives Matter

By Bath Abbey | June 22, 2020
At Bath Abbey we have been closely watching events in the USA and UK over the past weeks, and we recognise the great gravity of the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement. We reject all forms of racism,…
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Bath Abbey re-opening for private prayer

By Bath Abbey | June 15, 2020
Bath Abbey will re-open today, Monday 15 June, for private prayer in partnership with churches across Bath. The Abbey’s opening times will be: Mondays – Saturdays – 4.30pm-6pm, and Sundays – 11am-1pm. Individuals can come in to pause and reflect,…
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