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 

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

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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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.    

Hands in prayer with candles in the background

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:

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:

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