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…

Advent & Christmas

Our hope is for everyone to have a meaningful and memorable experience of worship during Advent and Christmas. Our more popular services i.e. Festival Of Nine Lessons & Carols are ticketed. Tickets are free; to apply please click here. All other services are unticketed but please be aware seats are limited and queues are expected, so early arrival is recommended - details can be found on our What's On section. If you'd like to take part in our Nativity Trail, click here for details.

A message from our Rector

Welcome to our website, which I hope will inspire you to come to Bath Abbey in person.

For over 1,250 years people have done just that - come to seek God’s blessing in this beautiful holy place, set right alongside the famous hot water springs.

Today the Abbey remains a precious jewel at the heart of the city, here for all the people of Bath to enjoy. Every year we also welcome 500,000 visitors drawn from all around the world - who come to share our worship, to explore our history & beauty, and be inspired by our concerts and events.

Jesus once said...

Whoever believes in me, streams of living water will flow from within them (John 7 v38)

As his minister, I warmly invite you to come and join us at Bath Abbey:               Come to get lost in thought, or find your way - or even discover life & joy welling up within you…

Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Guy Bridgewater, Rector of Bath Abbey sitting at a table with a mug of tea

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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…
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…

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…
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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People singing at Shoppers Carol service

Shoppers’ Carols

Thu 12 December at 12:30 pm until 12:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 12 December, 2019

A popular, informal 20 minute service with traditional carols. Ideal for weary shoppers. All welcome, no reserved seating or tickets required. During the Bath Christmas Market 2019 (28 Nov-15 Dec), every Thursday and Friday at 12.30pm and 2pm and Saturdays  at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm

Bath Abbey in the snow

A Christmas Celebration

Fri 13 December at 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Sat 14 December, 2019

Bath Abbey’s annual Christmas Concert featuring the Abbey Girls' Choir and the Melody Makers, the Abbey’s youngest choir of 6-11 year olds, plus the organ and harp. A concert featuring well known and much loved Christmas classics for choir and audience. Directed by Huw Williams - Director of Music, Bath Abbey. Organist - Shean Bowers Harpist - Eluned Pierce Tickets £8-£16 available from Bath Box Office.

Bath Abbey in the snow

A Christmas Celebration

Sat 14 December at 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Sat 14 December, 2019

Bath Abbey’s annual Christmas Concert featuring the Abbey Girls' Choir and the Melody Makers, the Abbey’s youngest choir of 6-11 year olds, plus the organ and harp. A concert featuring well known and much loved Christmas classics for choir and audience. Directed by Huw Williams - Director of Music, Bath Abbey. Organist - Shean Bowers Harpist - Eluned Pierce Tickets £8-£16 available from Bath Box Office.

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