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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…

Hoardings inside Bath Abbey to be transformed into work of art

September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Hoardings inside Bath Abbey to be transformed into work of art
Hoardings in welcome area
Specially designed artwork by university students and a local art group will decorate hoardings inside Bath Abbey from the end of this month. As part of Phase 2 of Bath Abbey’s Footprint project, part of the Abbey’s nave and crossing…

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

September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on 3D replicas of parts of Bath Abbey’s collapsing floor have been created by UWE students
Ledgerstone and replica made by 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…

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

September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Archaeology at Bath Abbey brought to life with free activities and tours for children
Child at Archaeology Day at Bath Abbey
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…

Bible stories told through needle and thread at Bath Abbey

September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Bible stories told through needle and thread at Bath Abbey
Diptych from Let My People Go exhibition
A brand-new exhibition will be on display in Bath Abbey from Wednesday 3 July in the newly restored east end of the church. The exhibition will feature a collection of diptychs (double panels of artwork) that depict some of the…

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

September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on East end of Bath Abbey re-opens after first year of work for Footprint project
East end of Abbey after restoration
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…

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

September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Family-Friendly Concerts to Raise Funds for Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project
Artwork by school children for Footprint hoardings
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…

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

September 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Work continues in Bath Abbey for Footprint project with archaeological test pits
Archaeological test pits in nave of Bath Abbey as part of Footprint project
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…

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

January 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Brownsword charitable foundation presents £175,000 cheque to Bath Abbey
Cheque being presented by Andrew Brownsword
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…

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Music List

Music is very much at the heart of our richly varied services with The Abbey Choir (Boys or Girls and Lay-Clerks) performing music at three services every Sunday and during special services. If you'd like to see details of our current music list, you can find out in advance of an upcoming service.