Workers lowering ledgerstone onto Abbey floor, as part of Footprint project

Bath Abbey’s innovative project receives £50,000 boost

Bath Abbey has been awarded £50,000 from Allchurches Trust, one of the UK’s largest grant-giving charities, for its innovative Footprint project. The grant will help towards two elements of the Abbey’s project; renovating the old Abbey offices in Kingston Buildings…
Ledgerstone and replica made by students

3D replicas of parts of Bath Abbey’s collapsing floor have been created by UWE students

Students and academic staff from the University of West of England (UWE) have been helping Bath Abbey to produce a detailed archive and 3D replicas of the Abbey’s historic ledgerstones. This research is essential as all 891 ledgerstones that form…
Child at Archaeology Day at Bath Abbey

Archaeology at Bath Abbey brought to life with free activities and tours for children

Bath Abbey will be offering a number of free tours and activities for children and families on Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July as part of the national celebrations for the Festival of Archaeology. There will be free hands-on…
East end of Abbey after restoration

East end of Bath Abbey re-opens after first year of work for Footprint project

The first phase of Bath Abbey’s Footprint project is now complete and the east end of the church, which has been hidden behind hoardings for the last year, has been re-opened. The Footprint project started in May 2018 and involved…
Artwork by school children for Footprint hoardings

Family-Friendly Concerts to Raise Funds for Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project

Tickets are being snapped up for four summer evening choral concerts at Bath Abbey in June and July. The series of concerts is in support of the Abbey’s Footprint Project and all money raised, including ticket sales, will automatically be…
Archaeological test pits in nave of Bath Abbey as part of Footprint project

Work continues in Bath Abbey for Footprint project with archaeological test pits

Excavation work is taking place in the nave of Bath Abbey to confirm where a new trench for services will go, including for an innovative underfloor eco-heating system using Bath’s hot springs. Two small archaeological test pits, measuring approximately 1metre…
Cheque being presented by Andrew Brownsword

Brownsword charitable foundation presents £175,000 cheque to Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey has been presented with a cheque for £175,000 towards the Footprint project by well-known local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword. The Abbey’s Rector, The Reverend Canon Guy Bridgewater, met with Mr and Mrs Brownsword and to receive the cheque which…