Welcome to Bath Abbey

A moment of stillness in the beating heart of a vibrant city. A space that’s alive with music and prayer, art and history. A place where awe-inspiring architecture lifts the eyes – and raises the spirit. Bath Abbey is many things to many people. But whether you come here to join a service or a tour, light a candle or listen to music, what unites us all is a sense of wonder. There is so much to discover – please step inside…

Opening Hours

As a working church that plays an active role in the community, the Abbey is at times closed for general visiting due to services or special events. Please see changes and variations to opening times below:

Abbey Closed

June

Sat 25: Opening at 1pm

July

Sat 9: Opening at 11.30am

Weds 13: Opening at 1pm

Thurs 14 - Sat 16: CLOSED

Mon 18 - Fri 22nd: CLOSED

Revd Canon Bridgewater, Rector of Bath Abbey

Message from our Rector

“Come unto me, all you who are weary and are heavy laden” said Jesus to the crowds who gathered around him, “and I will give you rest”. It is a great delight to be able to welcome you to the Abbey, so that all may draw near to the Lord in the stillness of this holy place. I join the whole Bath Abbey family in praying for God’s love and renewing strength to greet you afresh, and to fill your hearts with peace as you draw near to Him”

Bath Abbey seeks to be a “House of Prayer for all nations”, praying with and for needy people locally and all around the world, regardless of their political, ethnic or religious affiliation. By day, we are hosting a dedicated prayer station for all who wish to join us in praying for peace, and for the dreadful war in Ukraine to end.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Latest News

Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 5 June 2022

By Bath Abbey | June 1, 2022
To see our latest edition of Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 5 June 2022 please click here
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Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | May 31, 2022
Join Bath Abbey as we celebrate the 70 year reign of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Image: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images Platinum Jubilee Evening Prayer 2nd June, 5.30pm We are delighted that the children of the Abbey’s youngest choir, Melody Makers,…
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Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 29 May 2022

By Bath Abbey | May 27, 2022
To see our latest edition of Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 29 May 2022 please click here
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Annual Meeting and Election of Ceremonial Mayor

By Bath Abbey | May 26, 2022
The Charter Trustees (Bath Ward Councillors) are holding their Annual Meeting and Election of Ceremonial Mayor in Bath Abbey on Saturday 28 May at 11.00 am.  Councillor Rob Appleyard will take up Office as the 795th Mayor of Bath and…
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