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…

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 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.

The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

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 check back regularly before your visit to see the latest changes:

June Variations

Thurs 13th      Opening at 3pm due to a service

Sat 15th           Closed from 2pm

Mon 24th         Closed from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Sat 29th           Closing at 4.30pm for Evensong (Everyone is welcome)

Latest News

HRH Earl of Wessex

Royal visit to Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | December 9, 2021
We were delighted to welcome HRH Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward to the Abbey on Tuesday 7th December and meet with our Rector, Guy. We were able to show him the completed work from our Footprint project including our restored…
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Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon at Bath Abbey - day time

Experience Rachmaninov’s iconic ‘All Night Vigil’ performed by the Bath Abbey Choirs under the Moon

By Bath Abbey | November 15, 2021
Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will be ‘landing’ in Bath Abbey on 20 November. Among those who have been hard at work preparing for its arrival are Bath Abbey’s Choirs of Girls and Lay-Clerks. For the past 8 weeks,…
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New Abbey Shop

Bath Abbey Shop to reopen after complete refurbishment

By Bath Abbey | November 12, 2021
Bath Abbey will reopen its shop to the public on Monday 15 November revealing a totally refurbished interior and a range of new displays designed to appeal to visitors and local shoppers alike. Located in the 1920s Jackson extension on…
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Museum of the Moon

Abbey offers Moon guided tours for school groups

By Bath Abbey | November 10, 2021
Luke Jerram’s incredible Museum of the Moon will soon be on display in the Abbey from 20 November – 24 December. We are anticipating that the Abbey will be very busy while the Moon is on display so have created…
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