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Footprint project building & restoration work suspended

March 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Footprint project building & restoration work suspended
We can confirm that Bath Abbey and Footprint Building Contractor, Emery have mutually agreed that, in light of the latest developments on the coronavirus outbreak, any building and restoration work on the Footprint project should be suspended with immediate effect. The suspension will…

Come & See event brings together three exciting celebrations and unveilings

March 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Come & See event brings together three exciting celebrations and unveilings
Bath Abbey from the south
On Thursday 5 March, many of our Abbey congregation and extended family joined us for a special “Come and See!” event which brought together three exciting celebrations and unveilings, rolled into one: An Introduction to the Abbey’s Mission Action Plan for 2020-25…

Restoration of North Side of Bath Abbey Completed As Part of Footprint Project

March 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Restoration of North Side of Bath Abbey Completed As Part of Footprint Project
Newly restored floor in the North aisle of the Abbey completed as part of Footprint project
Two-thirds of Bath Abbey’s historic floor have now been fully restored and saved from collapse as part of Phase 2 of the Abbey’s Footprint project – with work on the final phase due to commence next week. Just this week,…

Free hands-on discovery day to be jointly hosted by Bath Abbey and Roman Baths

March 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Free hands-on discovery day to be jointly hosted by Bath Abbey and Roman Baths
Kingston Parade is to be turned into a hands-on discovery space where people can find out about the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey from a science and technology perspective on Saturday 7 March. The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey will…

New staff appointed to help achieve Bath Abbey’s vision for the Footprint project

February 6, 2020 | Comments Off on New staff appointed to help achieve Bath Abbey’s vision for the Footprint project
Mary Wickenden and Polly Andrews
Bath Abbey is delighted to have welcomed two new members of staff to its team, Polly Andrews as the Abbey’s Learning Officer, and Mary Wickenden as Volunteers Officer. Their roles will help to facilitate one of the Footprint project’s aims…

Abseiling stonemasons check Bath Abbey’s west front

January 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Abseiling stonemasons check Bath Abbey’s west front
Abseiling stonemasons from Sally Strachey History Conservation (SSHC) check Bath Abbey's West front
There has been a somewhat unusual sight at the West front of Bath Abbey over the last couple of days. A team of stonemasons were abseiling down the Abbey to carry out a condition survey – at a height of…

Bath Abbey Choirs celebrate start of the year with a new Christmas CD

January 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey Choirs celebrate start of the year with a new Christmas CD
Bath Abbey choirs of Girls and Lay-clerks singing at a service
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for churches with Bath Abbey’s choirs singing at 15 different services in December. The choristers had a packed schedule totalling 18 hours of rehearsals and 20 in services and singing over 50 pieces…

Bath Abbey’s Footprint project receives financial boost from Brownsword Charitable Foundation

December 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey’s Footprint project receives financial boost from Brownsword Charitable Foundation
Revd Guy Bridgewater talking with Andrew and Christina Brownsword
Bath Abbey is delighted to have received £200,000 from local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword CBE DL, as part of a half a million pound match funding pledge for the Footprint project. This is the second time this year that the Abbey’s…

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

October 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey’s innovative project receives £50,000 boost
Workers lowering ledgerstone onto Abbey floor, as part of Footprint project
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…

First adult female choristers appointed to Bath Abbey Choir

October 21, 2019 | Comments Off on First adult female choristers appointed to Bath Abbey Choir
Amy Seyers and Sian Jones, Bath Abbey Choir
Bath Abbey is delighted to announce that Sian Jones and Amy Seyers have joined the Abbey Choir as Lay-Clerks. Sian and Amy will be singing alto for the Abbey on a job share basis. While the appointment of an adult…

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