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…

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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Child at Archaeology Day at Bath Abbey

Archaeology at Bath Abbey brought to life with free activities and tours for children

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
Bath Abbey will be offering a number of free tours and activities for children and families on Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July as part of the national celebrations for the Festival of Archaeology. There will be free hands-on…
Diptych from Let My People Go exhibition

Bible stories told through needle and thread at Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
A brand-new exhibition will be on display in Bath Abbey from Wednesday 3 July in the newly restored east end of the church. The exhibition will feature a collection of diptychs (double panels of artwork) that depict some of the…
East end of Abbey after restoration

East end of Bath Abbey re-opens after first year of work for Footprint project

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
The first phase of Bath Abbey’s Footprint project is now complete and the east end of the church, which has been hidden behind hoardings for the last year, has been re-opened. The Footprint project started in May 2018 and involved…
Artwork by school children for Footprint hoardings

Family-Friendly Concerts to Raise Funds for Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
Tickets are being snapped up for four summer evening choral concerts at Bath Abbey in June and July. The series of concerts is in support of the Abbey’s Footprint Project and all money raised, including ticket sales, will automatically be…

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A Diptych from Let My People Go Exhibition

Exhibition: ‘Let My People Go’

Thu 3 October, 2019 until Tue 3 March, 2020

Bath Abbey Diptychs A new collection of 23 diptychs depicting Bible stories from the Old Testament by Bath-based artist Sue Symons are on display in the Abbey's newly restored east end. Created especially for the Abbey by the artist, each diptych comprises one panel of calligraphy, with beautifully illustrated verses from the Old Testament, and an adjacent textile panel. The Bible stories portrayed are amongst the most familiar ones from the Old Testament including of The Creation and The Fall,…

Stained glass window depicting Christ Jesus on cross

Lunchtime Talks: Pointing to Easter

Mon 2 March at 1:00 pm until 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon 6 April, 2020

Revd Stephen Girling (Abbey Missioner) will illuminate the significance of Christ's death and resurrection using selected images from the Abbey's beautiful stained glass windows. All welcome.  

Artwork by school children

Friday Footprint Concerts

Fri 6 March at 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm
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One event on Fri 1 May, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Fri 15 May, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wed 3 June, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Fri 3 July, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening filled with the beautiful sound of choral music to celebrate our Footprint project. We will be hosting five concerts from March to July and each choir will bring their own style and passion for singing - sure to delight audiences in equal measure. 6 March – Abbey Choir of Boys and Girls 1 May – Kingswood Prep School: The Summerhill Singers 15 May – The Melody Makers of Bath Abbey 5 June – Widcombe &…

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