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Grant awarded to explore Bath’s links to slave trade and history of Black presence

April 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Grant awarded to explore Bath’s links to slave trade and history of Black presence
Archive Library
Thanks to The National Archives, Bath Abbey, Bath Preservation Trust and Bath Records Office have been awarded a grant to explore Bath’s links to the transatlantic slave trade and the history of a Black presence in the city by studying…

Bath Abbey to resume in person worship for Easter celebrations

March 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Bath Abbey to resume in person worship for Easter celebrations
East Window
Bath Abbey is delighted to be welcoming back its congregation in time for Easter celebrations as it reopens for in person worship from Palm Sunday (March 28). In support of the national lockdown, the Abbey moved all communal worship and…

Covid-19 Remembrance Anthem written by Bath Abbey’s Director of Music  

March 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Covid-19 Remembrance Anthem written by Bath Abbey’s Director of Music  
Bath Abbey Choir of Lay Clerks singing in Bath Abbey while socially distanced
Bath Abbey’s Director of Music, Huw Williams, has composed a new piece of music for a special Bath & North East Somerset event to remember all those who have lost their lives since the start of the Covid pandemic in…

Prayer following the announcement of Bishop Peter’s retirement

March 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Prayer following the announcement of Bishop Peter’s retirement
The Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Revd Peter Hancock
Here at Bath Abbey, we are very much saddened by the news of Bishop Peter’s retirement. We are extremely grateful to Bishop Peter for his leadership, kindness, integrity and faithfulness, and all that he has given to so many over…

World’s first eco-heating system using Bath’s hot springs

March 9, 2021 | Comments Off on World’s first eco-heating system using Bath’s hot springs
Bath Abbey interior seen at the end of floor repairs and with underfloor heating on
Bath Abbey’s innovative eco-heating system powered by sustainable energy from Bath’s famous hot spring waters is being switched on this week (w/c 8 March 2021) As part of the Abbey’s Footprint project, a new distribution of underfloor heating pipework has…

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.…

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 2020-2021

The Annual Review for 2020-2021 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.
The Financial Reports for 2020 are also available here: Bath Abbey Limited: Part 1 and Bath Abbey PCC: Part 2

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