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

Latest News

Archaeological test pits in nave of Bath Abbey as part of Footprint project

Work continues in Bath Abbey for Footprint project with archaeological test pits

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
Excavation work is taking place in the nave of Bath Abbey to confirm where a new trench for services will go, including for an innovative underfloor eco-heating system using Bath’s hot springs. Two small archaeological test pits, measuring approximately 1metre…
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Cheque being presented by Andrew Brownsword

Brownsword charitable foundation presents £175,000 cheque to Bath Abbey

By Stuart Moran | January 22, 2019
Bath Abbey has been presented with a cheque for £175,000 towards the Footprint project by well-known local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword. The Abbey’s Rector, The Reverend Canon Guy Bridgewater, met with Mr and Mrs Brownsword and to receive the cheque which…
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Locals invited to discover Abbey floor repairs using biscuits

By Bath Abbey | November 22, 2018
Great Bath Bake Sale, 6 October 2018 Bath Abbey is inviting families to discover how the Abbey’s historic floor is being saved from collapse using nothing but biscuits and icing to bring the restoration process to life. As part of…
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Visitors enjoying Behind the Scenes tours at Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey launches new Behind-the-Scenes tours

By Bath Abbey | November 22, 2018
Bath Abbey is launching new tours that will take visitors behind-the-scenes to see the incredible work that is taking place for the Footprint project. The tours will start on Monday 22 October and will give people an opportunity to see…
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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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