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

Mon 24th         Closed from 1.00pm – 3.30pm

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

July Variations

Weds 10th        Opening at 12.30pm

Fri 12th            Closing at 2.30pm

Mon 15th - Fri 19th      Closed for visiting and tower tours due to graduations

Latest News

The Bath Festival presents Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, under the Moon in Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | October 19, 2021
Image caption: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. Ely Cathedral. Photo (c) James Billings The Bath Festival presents Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with Paraorchestra, soprano Victoria Oruwari and conductor Charles Hazlewood, also featuring Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon.…
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Museum of the Moon

Countdown to moon landing in Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | October 14, 2021
Bath Abbey is getting ready for a Christmas with a difference as it prepares to host Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, an awe-inspiring art installation illuminating the historic Abbey in the weeks leading up to Christmas and over the…
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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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