SERVICES UPDATE: We are now open and look forward to welcoming you to our services. Seats are limited and some services need to be booked in advance. Please see our Abbey Services page for more information.

Welcome to Bath Abbey

We are overjoyed that the Abbey is now open. 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

We are open: Covid-19 Safety Measures

We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Abbey, and are open daily for visiting and worship. However, as a working church, our opening times are subject to changes, sometimes at short notice. Please always check the Opening Hours on our website before visiting to avoid disappointment.

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

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.

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Bath Abbey Choir to perform in virtual Remembrance Concert

By Bath Abbey | October 22, 2020
Join the Bath Abbey Choir on Friday 6 November at 7.30pm as they pay tribute to those fallen in the First World War, Second World War and all conflicts since.   Instead of the usual Remembrance Day concert in the…
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Bath Abbey’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2020

By Bath Abbey | October 21, 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended our APCM and for your continued support of the Abbey especially those carrying on or taking on roles. A very special thank you to Liz Westbrook who stepped down as Churchwarden – we’ll miss…
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Bath Abbey receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

By Bath Abbey | October 13, 2020
● Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Bath Abbey, have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage ● Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector…
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New Zoom Book Club!

By Bath Abbey | October 2, 2020
‘God and the Pandemic’ by Tom Wright We are going to be running a new Abbey Zoom Book Club. Our Abbey Pastor, Chantal will be hosting a weekly evening zoom call as we explore together a brilliant book for our…
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Online Remembrance Concert

Fri 6 November at 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm

Join the Bath Abbey Choir online as they pay tribute to those fallen in the First World War, Second World War and all conflicts since.   Instead of the usual Remembrance Day concert in the Abbey, this year, the Abbey Choir conducted by Huw Williams, Bath Abbey's Director of Music, will perform in a pre-recorded concert that will be made available on the Abbey website and the Abbey Choir's Youtube Channel so that people can watch from their homes and…

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Organ Recital – Music for Remembrance

Sat 7 November at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

Music for Remembrance performed by our Director of Music, Huw Williams. The programme will include Nimrod by Elgar and Solemn melody by Thalben-Ball Tickets are available to book through Eventbrite or through the Abbey Shop: 01225 303327. Tickets cost £12 or £6 for children under 16. Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing. Please wear a face mask in the Abbey.

A view looking up at the pipes of the Klais Organ at Bath Abbey

Organ Recital

Sat 21 November at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

An Organ Recital by Huw Williams, Director of Music at Bath Abbey with music from Widor’s famous Toccata and Bach’s Air on a G string. Tickets are available to book through Eventbrite or through the Abbey Shop: 01225 303327. Tickets cost £12 or £6 for children under 16. Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing. Please wear a face mask in the Abbey.

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