CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Bath Abbey is no longer open for public worship, visiting or private prayer.  However, our Abbey Clergy are still here for support and prayers, and will continue to provide new opportunities for worship through a "different type of church". Each day, throughout Holy Week and Easter you will find our daily reflections, music and services here

Praying for You

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear. Psalm 46 v 1- 2 

In this time of the Abbey being closed, but its people being open to God’s care and love, let us pray:

Keep us, good Lord, 
under the shelter of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing
can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Holy Week and Easter:
Reflections, Music and Services

The church is the people and not the building – so though we are not able to gather together physically at the Abbey we can gather as the ‘body of Christ’ around a shared act of worship which has been specially and remotely recorded by our clergy team. We hope you will join us and invite friends and family to do likewise.

All of the following will be available here:

Wednesday 8 April: Thought for Holy Week, from 10am

Maundy Thursday: Service with *Spiritual Communion – Watch it together with us at 7pm

Good Friday: Meditation - Watch it together with us at 7pm

Holy Saturday: A Thought for the Day, from 10am

Detail of Christ's Crucifixion from a stained glass window in Bath Abbey

Easter Sunday

Mini vigil and firelighting - Watch it together with us at 6am

Festival Praise service, with *Spiritual Communion - Watch together with us at 10am

* Anglican worship makes provision for Spiritual Communion when we are impeded from gathering. You are invited to bring a cross & candle, to create a ‘sacred space’ in your home.

Worship at Home: Please click here to download our resource list

Please see a letter from our Rector.

Zoom coffee

 

BYO PARISH COFFEE!  EASTER DAY (12th April) 10.45am - 11.45am

Join us via Zoom for coffee after the service on Easter Day; a time to bring and show your Easter gardens, or your Easter trees.

All you'll need to do is sign up for a Zoom account (if you haven't got one already) and contact the Abbey office on [email protected] for the Meeting ID and Password.

Looking forward to celebrating that he has risen indeed with you all....

Revd Evelyn Lee-Barber

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Cancelled – Bath Abbey Choir – Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Sun 26 April at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Unfortunately we have made the decision to cancel this concert due to the Coronavirus. The Abbey Girls and Lay-clerks choirs are joined by the excellent baroque instrumentalists Canzona to perform this masterpiece. Soloists are drawn from the choir, as in the first performance in Dublin in 1742 (which was also performed after Easter). The glorious Hallelujah chorus resounds the triumph of the resurrection. Tickets from Bath Box Office: £15 / Restricted view £8

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1 MAY & 15 MAY CONCERTS CANCELLED – Friday Footprint Concerts

Fri 1 May at 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm
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One event on Fri 3 July, 2020 at 6:30 pm

We have made the decision to cancel our concerts in April and May in accordance to government and Church of England guidelines. We thank you for your support of the Abbey's music and look forward to seeing you in the future.  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…

Artwork by school children

1 MAY & 15 MAY CONCERTS CANCELLED – Friday Footprint Concerts

Fri 15 May 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 Fri 5 June, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

We have made the decision to cancel our concerts in April and May in accordance to government and Church of England guidelines. We thank you for your support of the Abbey's music and look forward to seeing you in the future.  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…

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