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:

July Variations

Weds 10th        Abbey & Shop opening at 1.00pm

Fri 12th            Closing at 2.30pm

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

Featured Events

Romeo & Juliet

Step into majestic Bath Abbey and let the passion, drama and magic of Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece Romeo and Juliet unfold around you in Antic Disposition’s brand new promenade production.

Shine On: Luxmuralis

Where light breathes new life into sacred art 

The stunning stained-glass windows of Bath Abbey will be brought to life in ways never seen before, using dynamic light projections and original musical compositions to highlight the intricate designs and vibrant colours that define these masterpieces, and which echo the colours and stories once painted across the Abbey Architecture.

Image: Divine Beauty created by Luxmuralis at Birmingham Cathedral

Divine Beauty created by Luxmuralis, Birmingham Cathedral

If Prison Walls Could Speak

If Prison Walls Could Speak is a performance that tells the true story of Petr Jasek, a Czech national and Christian aid worker who, in 2015, was imprisoned in Sudan for his work aiding and assisting the persecuted church.

The play tours in partnership with Release International and tells Petr's story through innovative holographic live cinema.

Written and performed by Artless Theatre Company.

Book your tickets now.

Latest News

Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 14 July 2024

By Bath Abbey | July 12, 2024
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Book Launch – Beyond the Face: Looking for the Soul in a Portrait

By Bath Abbey | July 9, 2024
We are delighted to announce that our Abbey Missioner, Reverend Stephen Girling, has published his first book: Beyond the Face: Looking for the Soul in a Portrait. Here, we sit down with Stephen to discover what inspired him to write…
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Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 7 July 2024

By Bath Abbey | July 5, 2024
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Bath Abbey Wins Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2024

By Bath Abbey | July 5, 2024
Bath Abbey Recognised as a Traveller-Favourite Location Bath Abbey is pleased to announce today that it has been recognized in Tripadvisor’s® Travellers’ Choice® Awards for 2024. The award honours businesses that consistently earn great reviews, placing them among the top…
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