UPDATED 9/04/21: Following the announcement of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Bath Abbey will be open for private prayer for the next 9 days (until 19 April 2021) Mon-Sat 12-4pm and Sun 12-3pm. Prayers will be said on the hour by Abbey chaplains and at upcoming services. We are offering a hybrid of communal worship in the Abbey and online. Most services will need to be prebooked via Eventbrite. The Abbey (including Tower & Shop) is closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May at the earliest. 

Welcome to Bath Abbey

The Abbey is a place to come to God; we continue to welcome individuals for private prayer and quiet reflection. At the same time we are offering online worship and 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”.

In this time of continuing anxiety and loving concern for each other, I am grateful that the Abbey is able to open for communal services on Sunday and private prayer each day during lockdown.

You are also invited to gather with us for worship online and will find fresh spiritual resources added daily on this website - and I join the whole Bath Abbey family in praying for God’s love and renewing strength to fill you afresh, and bring peace and hope as you draw near to Him.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Services, Prayer and Support

During this third national lockdown, the Abbey remains open daily for private prayer and reflection. The Abbey and Shop will be closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May 2021 at the earliest.

Prayer

The Abbey is open for individual prayer every day. We are currently open 12pm-4pm during the period of mourning for HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. From 19 April 2021, this will change to 12pm-2pm.

You're welcome to come in to pause and reflect, pray or light a candle. The Birde Chapel and Gethsemane Chapel are open and a duty chaplain will be available to offer their support and prayers.

We would be grateful if you continue to observe our Covid-19 safety measures including wearing a face mask and physically distancing while in the Abbey.

Birde Chantry

Services

We are offering three services every Sunday at 8am, 10.15am and 3.30pm:

  • 8am Holy Communion
    No tickets required for this service in the Abbey
  • 10.15am Holy Communion with Choir
    Join us in the Abbey, limited number of tickets through Eventbrite OR watch with us live on Church Online
  • 3.30pm Choral Evensong
    Join us in the Abbey, limited number of tickets through Eventbrite OR watch with us live on Church Online

Tickets for each ticketed service will be available on Eventbrite from 10am the preceding Monday.

Weekdays

Support

As we continue to navigate our way through the Covid-19 pandemic, we are reminded how much we need each other and the importance of church family. We are always glad to offer pastoral care, support and prayer. Please don’t hesitate to just ask; there are a variety of ways to get in touch:

The Abbey Office is currently closed but there will be someone answering phone calls and emails remotely from Monday to Friday 10am -12pm. There will be an answerphone the rest of the time which will be usually checked on Thursday.

Should you need to urgently contact the Abbey for pastoral needs please contact our Abbey Pastor, The Revd Chantal Mason on 07908-326819 or email: cmason@bathabbey.org

Opening Hours

During the eight days of mourning for HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Abbey remains open daily for you to come in to pause and reflect, pray or light a candle. Opening Times will revert back to 12-2pm Mon-Sat, 12-3pm Sun, for private prayer only, once the eight days of mourning ends on 19 April 2021. The Abbey and Shop will be closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May 2021 at the earliest.

As a working church that plays an active role in the community, the Abbey continues to offer daily prayers and gather for worship online.

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Reverend Evelyn Lee-Barber preaching from the pulpit at Bath Abbey

Sunday Worship Online

Sun 18 April at 10:15 am until 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 19 December, 2021

Please join us for our Sunday worship, led by members of the Abbey's ministry team, and beautiful music (usually including singing by members of the Abbey Choir). This service is available to watch online through our website, or after Sunday on our YouTube channel.

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Sunday Worship Online

Sun 25 April at 10:15 am until 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 19 December, 2021

Please join us for our Sunday worship, led by members of the Abbey's ministry team, and beautiful music (usually including singing by members of the Abbey Choir). This service is available to watch online through our website, or after Sunday on our YouTube channel.

Reverend Evelyn Lee-Barber preaching from the pulpit at Bath Abbey

Sunday Worship Online

Sun 2 May at 10:15 am until 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 19 December, 2021

Please join us for our Sunday worship, led by members of the Abbey's ministry team, and beautiful music (usually including singing by members of the Abbey Choir). This service is available to watch online through our website, or after Sunday on our YouTube channel.

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