Welcome to Bath Abbey

Living and Telling the Good News of Jesus with the City of Bath and its Visitors

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.

Whether you come here to join a service or a tour, light a candle or listen to our choirs, what unites us all is a sense of wonder. There is so much to discover – please step inside…

Rector of Bath Abbey in robes, standing before a cross on the altar

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 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. By day, we are hosting a dedicated prayer station for all who wish to join us in praying for peace.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Visiting Hours (excludes services)

As an active working church in the community, at times the Abbey is open for services and special events and therefore closed for visiting. Please check back regularly before your visit to see the latest changes:

June Variations

Mon 24th         Closed from 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Sat 29th           Closing at 4.30pm for Evensong (Everyone is welcome)

July Variations

Weds 10th        Opening at 12.30pm

Fri 12th            Closing at 2.30pm

Mon 15th - Fri 19th      Closed for visiting and tower tours due to graduations

Latest News

Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 16 June 2024

By Bath Abbey | June 14, 2024
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Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 9 June 2024

By Bath Abbey | June 7, 2024
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Bath Abbey Boys and Lay Clerks Tour to Paris May 24-27

By Bath Abbey | June 7, 2024
Thank you to everyone who supported our recent tour to Paris. The Boys and Lay Clerks had a wonderful trip singing at the glorious St Sulpice Church (where Widor and Dupre were organists) and St Eustache during the Sunday worship.…
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Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 2 June 2024

By Bath Abbey | May 31, 2024
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