Covid 19 guidelines: Face coverings (unless you’re exempt) are required inside the Abbey for visiting, events or worship. Please consider taking a lateral flow test before attending a service or event. From Thursday 27 January, the government's Covid 19 guidelines will be changing. For more info please see https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/ 

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.

Saturday 29th January - 10am-2pm

Tuesday 1st February - 2pm-5:15pm

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”

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

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Mary Wickenden and Polly Andrews

New staff appointed to help achieve Bath Abbey’s vision for the Footprint project

By Bath Abbey | February 6, 2020
Bath Abbey is delighted to have welcomed two new members of staff to its team, Polly Andrews as the Abbey’s Learning Officer, and Mary Wickenden as Volunteers Officer. Their roles will help to facilitate one of the Footprint project’s aims…
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Abseiling stonemasons from Sally Strachey History Conservation (SSHC) check Bath Abbey's West front

Abseiling stonemasons check Bath Abbey’s west front

By Bath Abbey | January 29, 2020
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…
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Bath Abbey choirs of Girls and Lay-clerks singing at a service

Bath Abbey Choirs celebrate start of the year with a new Christmas CD

By Bath Abbey | January 15, 2020
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…
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Revd Guy Bridgewater talking with Andrew and Christina Brownsword

Bath Abbey’s Footprint project receives financial boost from Brownsword Charitable Foundation

By Bath Abbey | December 11, 2019
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…
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Bath Abbey Diptychs

Hope for the Nations – Exhibition of Diptychs

Fri 31 December, 2021 at 10:00 am until Sun 6 February, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Our Diptychs exhibition, Hope for the Nations, is on display from 31 December 2021 to 6 February 2022. Created by local artist, Sue Symons, our collection of Bath Abbey Diptychs are beautifully hand-crafted and explore stories from the Bible relating to Christ’s early years through finely worked calligraphy and textile panels. The panels currently on display explore the theme of Epiphany.    

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Morning Prayer

Wed 26 January at 8:30 am until 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Sun 31 December, 2023

A simple, said service to help prepare us for the day ahead. We hope you'll join us. Please read our Covid-guidance before attending: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

Holy Communion

Holy Communion

Wed 26 January at 12:00 pm until 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed 14 December, 2022

This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 12pm every Wednesday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. You are also warmly invited to join us for Holy Communion on Saturdays at 8.30am and Sundays at 8am. Please read our Covid-guidance before attending: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

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