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UPDATED 02/03/21: The Abbey will be closed from Monday 8 March to Thursday 11 March. It will reopen on Friday 12 March for private prayer and reflection only (Sun-Sat, 12-2pm). The Abbey (including Tower & Shop) is closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May at the earliest. In support of the Government's request for the public to stay at home, there will be no services in the Abbey; instead, we will be offering worship online and via social media. 

Advance notice: Bath Abbey closed Mon 8 – Thu 11 March 2021

March 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Advance notice: Bath Abbey closed Mon 8 – Thu 11 March 2021
Bath Abbey West Front
Advance notice: Bath Abbey closed Mon 8 – Thu 11 March Bath Abbey will be closed for four days next week so that an archaeological survey can take place. From Monday 8 March to Thursday 11 March (inclusive), the Abbey…

Bath Abbey bell to toll 100 times in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore

February 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey bell to toll 100 times in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore
The outside of Bath Abbey lookuping up to the sky
Together with churches around the country, Bath Abbey will be tolling its largest bell at 12 noon tomorrow (Saturday 27 Feb) to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore on the day of his funeral. One of the Abbey’s bell ringers will be…

Bath Abbey goes green with new LED lighting

February 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey goes green with new LED lighting
Bath Abbey interior and ceiling lit by new LED lighting
Video courtesy of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Photo courtesy of Drew Aitchison Work is currently being carried out to install a new state-of-the-art, LED lighting system in Bath Abbey. Following the completion of the floor repairs and installation of the…

Footprint Newsletter, February 2021

February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Footprint Newsletter, February 2021
Bath Abbey floor saved from collapse as part of Footprint project
Welcome to our latest Footprint news, hot off the press from Bath Abbey – indeed getting hotter by the day! Not only is the floor of our beautiful building now gloriously heated throughout, we are getting closer and closer to…

Bath Abbey awarded £534,000 in Culture Recovery Funding

February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey awarded £534,000 in Culture Recovery Funding
Bath Abbey West Front
Projects to revive heritage sites, churches and cathedrals boosted with £13.5 million in grants including Bath Abbey Awards made as applications being processed for a further £400 million in lifeline grants and loans to support cultural venues into the summer.…

“Remembering Together” those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic

February 12, 2021 | Comments Off on “Remembering Together” those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic
Candles at prayer station
People across Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire whose loved ones have died during the coronavirus pandemic are being invited to join an online community service of remembrance. The Community Remembering Together Service will be broadcast on Wednesday 24…

Double Celebration for 18-year old Max

February 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Double Celebration for 18-year old Max
Max Entwisle 18 year old lay clerk
Bath Abbey is delighted to announce that 18-year old Max Entwisle, a lay-clerk in the Abbey Choir, celebrates two major achievements this week. On Sunday 31 January 2021 it was the 10th anniversary of Max joining the Bath Abbey Choir,…

Bath Abbey floor saved from collapse

January 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey floor saved from collapse
Abbey floor January 2021
The last ledgerstones to complete the restoration of Bath Abbey’s floor will be re-laid later this week as part of the Abbey’s Footprint project to save its historic floor from collapse. Parts of the Abbey’s floor had been gradually sinking…

Abbey Zoom Book Club to begin on 13 January

January 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Abbey Zoom Book Club to begin on 13 January
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Our Abbey Pastor, Chantal will be hosting a weekly evening zoom call as we explore together “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis, in our next Abbey Zoom Book Club. The book club will run for eight evenings starting on…

Merry QRistmas from the Bath Abbey Choir

December 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Merry QRistmas from the Bath Abbey Choir
QR code linking to Bath Abbey Choir singing medley of three Christmas songs
The Bath Abbey Choir is bringing some festive cheer to shoppers with their music all around town – in the form of a QR code. Posters with a QR code that will enable shoppers to listen to a Christmas medley…

Bath Abbey Weekly Notice Sheet

This weekly publication, distributed in our Sunday services, includes information about our services, upcoming events as well as our community and prayer groups. This will be sent to you by email if you use the sign up. Or, you can download the latest week below:

Abbey Annual Review 2019-2020

The Annual Review for 2019-2020 is now available here. If you'd like a printed copy, we kindly ask if you could please download and print this yourself, as we're only printing a small number of copies this year. If you'd like a printed copy but are unable to print this yourself, please speak to a Churchwarden or pick one up from the Abbey Office.

Footprint Project News

You will find the latest news and developments about the Footprint Project here:

Footprint Update - July 2020
Footprint Update - October 2020
Footprint Update - December 2020
Footprint Update - February 2021