Bath Abbey partners with Fairfield House and UWE for joint service with Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Bath Abbey will be hosting an Ethiopian Orthodox Service on Saturday 18th September as part of the ‘Freedom in the City, Festival of Learning’ a new series of events organised by Fairfield House, Bath, the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie…

Bath Abbey Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Bath Abbey has been recognised as a 2021 Travellers’ Choice award-winner by popular travel website Tripadvisor. This achievement celebrates tourist destinations that consistently deliver fantastic experiences around the globe, having earned great visitor reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12…
Rector of Bath Abbey Guy Bridgewater, Bath MP Wera Hobhouse and Polly Andrews, Learning Officer at Bath Abbey looking at the Abbey's memorials in the North transept

Walk to mark International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition

On this UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, some of our Abbey team will be taking part in a walking conversation around Bath about our city’s legacy of slavery hosted by artist Richard…
Panelists for Bath Abbey and legacy of slavery panel discussion

Bath Abbey To Host Panel Discussion To Learn From Legacy Of Slavery To Shape The Future

Bath Abbey is hosting a panel discussion to explore the Abbey’s historical connections with slavery and empire, and how we can all learn from the past to shape the future. The event will be held on 25 June, 7.00-8.30pm via…
Guy Bridgewater with Christina and Andrew Brownsword in the soon-to-be-completed Song School

Footprint project raises £1 million thanks to Brownsword Charitable Foundation

Bath Abbey’s community has successfully raised £500,000, which has been matched pound for pound by the Brownsword Charitable Foundation, to bring the grand total raised to £1 million – a significant contribution towards completing the Footprint project. In 2017, The…
Collage of Bath Abbey wall memorials

Bath Abbey Monuments Exhibition to tell story of colonialism and slave trade

Bath Abbey is to hold an exhibition revealing its links to colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade through the history of its monuments and ledgerstones. The ‘Monuments, Empire and Slavery’ exhibition, which will run from 24 May to 4 September…