Welcome to Bath Abbey

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 music, what unites us all is a sense of wonder. There is so much to discover – please step inside…

Opening Hours

As an active working church 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:

Closures

Saturday 1 October: Closing at 3.30pm

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 welcome you to the Abbey, 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”

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, and for the dreadful war in Ukraine to end.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Latest News

Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 2 October 2022

By Bath Abbey | September 30, 2022
To see our latest edition of Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 2 October 2022 please click here
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Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 25 September 2022

By Bath Abbey | September 23, 2022
To see our latest edition of Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 25 September 2022 please click here
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Memorial Services for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

By Bath Abbey | September 9, 2022
Memorial Services of Choral Evensong will be held on Saturday 10th September at 5pm and on Sunday 11th at 3.30pm to give thanks for the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.     We join with the Royal Family, our nation…
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Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

By Bath Abbey | September 8, 2022
We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We share a profound sense of loss with the Royal Family and the nation. Bath Abbey will be open for all who wish to pay their respects,…
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