Welcome to Bath Abbey

Living and Telling the Good News of Jesus with the City of Bath and its Visitors

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.

Whether you come here to join a service or a tour, light a candle or listen to our choirs, what unites us all is a sense of wonder. There is so much to discover – please step inside…

Visiting Hours (excludes services)

As an active working church in the community, at times the Abbey is open for services and special events and therefore closed for visiting. Please see the variations to visiting times below:


Thurs 8     No Tower Tours running

Mon 19     Abbey closed until 13.00

Sat 24        Abbey closed until 13.00 for ordination

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”

Bath Abbey seeks to be a “House of Prayer for all nations”, praying with and for needy people locally and all around the world, regardless of their political, ethnic or religious affiliation. By day, we are hosting a dedicated prayer station for all who wish to join us in praying for peace, and for the dreadful war in Ukraine to end.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Latest News

The Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Revd Peter Hancock

Prayer following the announcement of Bishop Peter’s retirement

By Bath Abbey | March 15, 2021
Here at Bath Abbey, we are very much saddened by the news of Bishop Peter’s retirement. We are extremely grateful to Bishop Peter for his leadership, kindness, integrity and faithfulness, and all that he has given to so many over…
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Bath Abbey interior seen at the end of floor repairs and with underfloor heating on

World’s first eco-heating system using Bath’s hot springs

By Bath Abbey | March 9, 2021
Bath Abbey’s innovative eco-heating system powered by sustainable energy from Bath’s famous hot spring waters is being switched on this week (w/c 8 March 2021) As part of the Abbey’s Footprint project, a new distribution of underfloor heating pipework has…
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Bath Abbey West Front

Advance notice: Bath Abbey closed Mon 8 – Thu 11 March 2021

By Bath Abbey | March 5, 2021
Advance notice: Bath Abbey closed Mon 8 – Thu 11 March Bath Abbey will be closed for four days next week so that an archaeological survey can take place. From Monday 8 March to Thursday 11 March (inclusive), the Abbey…
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The outside of Bath Abbey lookuping up to the sky

Bath Abbey bell to toll 100 times in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore

By Bath Abbey | February 26, 2021
Together with churches around the country, Bath Abbey will be tolling its largest bell at 12 noon tomorrow (Saturday 27 Feb) to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore on the day of his funeral. One of the Abbey’s bell ringers will be…
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