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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…

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…

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:

Footprint Project News

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

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