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:

September Closures

Thurs 14          Closed until 1pm

Fri 15               Closed 1.15 until 4pm

Sat 23               Closed from 3.30pm for Harvest Supper

Rector of Bath Abbey in robes, standing before a cross on the altar

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

Bath Abbey interior and ceiling lit by new LED lighting

Bath Abbey goes green with new LED lighting

By Bath Abbey | February 25, 2021
Video courtesy of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Photo courtesy of Drew Aitchison Work is currently being carried out to install a new state-of-the-art, LED lighting system in Bath Abbey. Following the completion of the floor repairs and installation of the…
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Bath Abbey floor saved from collapse as part of Footprint project

Footprint Newsletter, February 2021

By Bath Abbey | February 23, 2021
Welcome to our latest Footprint news, hot off the press from Bath Abbey – indeed getting hotter by the day! Not only is the floor of our beautiful building now gloriously heated throughout, we are getting closer and closer to…
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Bath Abbey West Front

Bath Abbey awarded £534,000 in Culture Recovery Funding

By Bath Abbey | February 23, 2021
Projects to revive heritage sites, churches and cathedrals boosted with £13.5 million in grants including Bath Abbey Awards made as applications being processed for a further £400 million in lifeline grants and loans to support cultural venues into the summer.…
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Candles at prayer station

“Remembering Together” those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic

By Bath Abbey | February 12, 2021
People across Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire whose loved ones have died during the coronavirus pandemic are being invited to join an online community service of remembrance. The Community Remembering Together Service will be broadcast on Wednesday 24…
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