Making a mark

Our footprints are the marks we make and the impressions we leave behind as we move through life

The Footprint project at Bath Abbey is also about moving from past to future. This pioneering £19.3million initiative will preserve the beautiful space we have and open it up in new ways – to be enjoyed in its full glory by future generations. If you walk around the building, you’ll see a huge amount of work is underway to both restore and transform our beloved Abbey. Here’s a snapshot of what we’re doing:


  • Restoring the Abbey’s collapsing floor, a precious part of our city’s Georgian heritage
  • Preserving our community spirit by opening up even more opportunities for volunteering, groups and partnerships – through a whole host of activities


  • Harnessing Bath’s hot spring waters to power eco-friendly underfloor heating
  • Re-imagining spaces to create a comfortable, flexible place to worship for all, from services to concerts


  • Telling the story of the Abbey’s fascinating history through a brand new Discovery Centre
  • Creating an inspiring new learning space for schoolchildren right up to mature students

Discover more about our vision for Footprint