Welcome to Bath Abbey

Living and Telling the Good News of Jesus with the City of Bath and its Visitors

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.

Whether you come here to join a service or a tour, light a candle or listen to our choirs, what unites us all is a sense of wonder. There is so much to discover – please step inside…

Rector of Bath Abbey in robes, standing before a cross on the altar

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 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.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Visiting Hours (excludes services)

As an active working church in the community, at times the Abbey is open for services and special events and therefore closed for visiting. Please check back regularly before your visit to see the latest changes:

June Variations

Thurs 13th      Opening at 3pm due to a service

Sat 15th           Closed from 2pm

Mon 24th         Closed from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Sat 29th           Closing at 4.30pm for Evensong (Everyone is welcome)

Latest News

Antic Disposition presents Romeo and Juliet in Bath Abbey, 12–31 August 2024

By Bath Abbey | May 30, 2024
Embark on an unforgettable theatrical journey with Antic Disposition’s bold production of Romeo and Juliet at Bath Abbey This summer, award-winning Bath-based theatre company Antic Disposition invites you to experience Shakespeare’s iconic love story like never before. In a bold…
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Message to the Churches of Somerset concerning the General Election

By Bath Abbey | May 28, 2024
As senior church leaders in the County of Somerset, we celebrate the life, beauty and variety of this vibrant County. Our churches are actively involved in the life of Somerset’s villages, towns and cities through our church communities and buildings,…
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Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 19 May 2024

By Bath Abbey | May 17, 2024
To see our latest edition of Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 19 May 2024 please click here
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Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 12 May 2024

By Bath Abbey | May 10, 2024
To see our latest edition of Bath Abbey Community News for Sunday 12 May 2024 please click here
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