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Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at Bath Abbey

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at Bath Abbey

Join Bath Abbey as we celebrate the 70 year reign of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

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Platinum Jubilee Evening Prayer

2nd June, 5.30pm

We are delighted that the children of the Abbey’s youngest choir, Melody Makers, will be singing at Evening Prayer on the 2nd June at 5.30pm, on the occasion of Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee. Do join us as we give prayerful and joyful thanks for the faithfulness and faith of our Queen.

Platinum Jubilee Peal

12pm, Friday, 3 June 2022

“On Friday 3 June, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, a band of bellringers will attempt to ring the Abbey bells to a full peal of more than 5,000 changes of Cambridge Surprise Royal. This will begin at 12noon and, if successful, will last approximately three and a half hours.”

Matthew Butler, Tower Master

A Royal Celebration: Organ Recital

6.30pm, Friday, 3 June 2022

An evening of Music, Wine and conversation: Organ concert with Peter Holder of Westminster Abbey celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Join us as we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday in style with Peter who has played at many royal occasions at Westminster Abbey. Music will include Walton’s stirring Crown Imperial written for the coronation of George VI and featuring other royal music by Handel (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale concerto) and Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance March No.3).

Buy your tickets here.

Tours: From Coronation to Queen Jubilee Tours

Thurs 2 – Sat 4 June

As we celebrate our longest reigning monarch, join us as we take you on a journey of Royalty at Bath Abbey.  A fun and engaging tour for all ages exploring the Abbey’s royal connections starting in 973AD at King Edgar’s Coronation and ending with Queen Elizabeth II’s visit in 1973 one thousand years later. In between, hear about how Kings and Queens have made their mark on the Abbey for better or worse!

Family friendly 45mins length. Tickets £8 per adult or £4 per child.

Book at the welcome desk in Bath Abbey.

Exhibition and Free Family Activities: A Royal Abbey

Fri 3 – Sat 4 June

Come and celebrate the Jubilee weekend at Bath Abbey. In celebration of the Jubilee weekend, there will be an exhibition in the South Transept for visitors to enjoy. Kings, Queens and Emperors have visited the Abbey over the years to help us celebrate happy events and commemorate sad occasions. The exhibition will bring together precious documents and objects from our Archive that tell the stories of our royal visits and special occasions in the twentieth century, from Queen Victoria to our present Queen.

Running alongside will be a free Family Craft activity in the Learning Centre, located in the vaults. Make your own crown, inspired by the stunning examples all around the Abbey. Will it be Anglo-Saxon or Stuart in style, or perhaps your own unique design?