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 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

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:

March Variations

20 Mar          Closed from 2pm for private service

22 Mar          Closed for graduations

29 Mar          Closed for Good Friday Services

30 Mar          Closing at 5pm

Latest News

Panelists for Bath Abbey and legacy of slavery panel discussion

Bath Abbey To Host Panel Discussion To Learn From Legacy Of Slavery To Shape The Future

By Bath Abbey | June 21, 2021
Bath Abbey is hosting a panel discussion to explore the Abbey’s historical connections with slavery and empire, and how we can all learn from the past to shape the future. The event will be held on 25 June, 7.00-8.30pm via…
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Daisy - Bath Abbey Choritster

Abbey Chorister awarded Choral Scholarship

By Bath Abbey | June 17, 2021
One of the members of our Abbey Choir of Girls, Daisy is leaving the Abbey Choir at the end of this academic year to study History at Nottingham University. She has also been awarded a Choral Scholarship to sing at…
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Bath Abbey at Christmas

Annual Review 2020-2021

By Bath Abbey | May 28, 2021
We hope you enjoy our Annual Review which gives an insight into the life and work of Bath Abbey during the last 6 months. Please click here to download your copy.  If you’d like a printed copy, we kindly ask…
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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

By Bath Abbey | May 26, 2021
We’ll be holding our Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Thursday 27th May 7.30pm. If you would like to join us virtually for the APCM this year, you can do so on our Bath Abbey YouTube channel.
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