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…

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 welcome everyone to the Abbey, so that all may draw near to the Lord in the stillness of this holy place. We hope that our visitors will share our joy in seeing the Abbey much changed since they last were here. With the floor now fully restored, the new eco-heating installed and the hoardings inside the Abbey taken down, the beauty of our renewed worship space is simply overwhelming.

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

A Place to Come to God...

We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Abbey, and are open daily for visiting and worship. There is plenty to see and do in the Abbey for visitors including our Tower Tours, exhibitions, concerts and other events.

Government guidance for Covid-19 has changed with many restrictions easing. There will be no need to book tickets for visiting or to attend a service, but before visiting for the first time, we ask you to please read through our Covid safety guidance.

Worship in the Abbey

We are currently offering five services on Sundays in the Abbey. You are also invited for daily prayers (Monday-Friday), as well as regular services of Holy Communion and Choral Evensong on weekdays and Saturdays.

Worship from Home

We continue to live-stream two of our Sunday services. We are also offering a 'Prayer for the Week' every Wednesday to mark Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. If you've missed or would like to watch any of our services, please visit our Bath Abbey Youtube Channel

Birde Chantry

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.

Please note that due to a number of events over the festive season, there may be staging and seating in the Abbey during your visit.

Latest News

Webinar Race Equality in B&NES – Progress Made & Challenges Ahead

By Bath Abbey | October 14, 2021
Monday 18 Oct, 6-7.15pm via Zoom Hosted by Cllr Dine Romero, you’ll hear from the BANES Council’s Race Panel, Schools Race Task Force, Boys in Mind & other local organisations & museums. As part of the Abbey’s continued commitment to…
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The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle

Celebration Service for Abbey’s Footprint Project

By Bath Abbey | October 6, 2021
Building work is on the verge of completion on Bath Abbey’s ground-breaking £20million Footprint project. Supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, the Abbey’s historic floor has been fully restored and saved from collapse, eco-heating powered by energy from Bath’s…
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Cath Candish in clergy robes pictured after her ordination service at Wells Cathedral

Congratulations, Reverend Cath!

By Bath Abbey | September 30, 2021
Last weekend, at a splendid service in Wells Cathedral, Cath Candish was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Taunton. She began her curacy at the Abbey straight away, preaching an excellent first sermon as part of our Harvest Festival celebrations.…
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New piano in Vestry

New piano donated to Abbey

By Bath Abbey | September 22, 2021
We are very excited to have received a brand new piano, very kindly donated to the Abbey by Chelverton Asset Management. The piano will be used in the choir vestry, next to the main Song School, enabling the Music Department…
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Museum of the Moon

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon

Sat 20 November at 9:00 am until Fri 24 December at 5:00 pm

Luke Jerram's incredible touring exhibition, Museum of the Moon, will be on display in the Abbey from 20 November - 24 December. Come and see this amazing artwork in our beautiful Abbey or join one of our many events that will take place during the exhibition. There will be Christmas carols, magical storytelling and moon-gazing with the Bath Astronomers, all under the light of the Moon in the Abbey’s newly restored worship space. Please read our Covid-guidance before visiting: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

Museum of the Moon

Moonlight Lates

Sun 5 December at 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 19 December, 2021

Visit the Abbey in the evening for a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the moon after hours in the stunning Abbey. The accompanying soundtrack created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello winner Dan Jones can also be enjoyed during these magical evenings. Tickets for the evening: £6, Adult; £3 Child available from Eventbrite. Stargazing with the Bath Astronomers As part of our Moonlight Lates, you can interact with Bath Astronomers in the Abbey Nave and there will be a ticketed opportunity to…

Museum of the Moon

Moonlight Lates

Mon 6 December at 6:00 am until 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 20 December, 2021

Visit the Abbey in the evening for a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the moon after hours in the stunning Abbey. The accompanying soundtrack created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello winner Dan Jones can also be enjoyed during these magical evenings. Tickets for the evening: £6, Adult; £3 Child available from Eventbrite. Stargazing with the Bath Astronomers As part of our Moonlight Lates, you can interact with Bath Astronomers in the Abbey Nave and there will be a ticketed opportunity to…

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