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

Offerings of food gifts for Harvest

Harvest by Zoom – ‘One World, One Table’

By Bath Abbey | September 30, 2020
Undeterred by being unable to meet together to celebrate Harvest, you are invited to host an international household(s) harvest supper and afterwards to join together in a ‘Harvest Zoom’ call. Everyone is welcome. If you are interested in taking part, please see the information…
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New ‘Parenting for Faith’ course

By Bath Abbey | September 23, 2020
Bath Abbey will be starting a new online ‘Parenting For Faith’ course in partnership with St Michael’s Without. The course will provide ideas and tips on how to bring up children in the faith in this difficult time. The course…
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Christmas tree inside the Abbey

Christmas at the Abbey

By Bath Abbey | September 21, 2020
At this time of year, there may be those who have a reminder in their diary that it is the time to apply for tickets for the Advent and Christmas services. This is to reassure you, as the situation is…
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Alpha course by Zoom

Alpha course by Zoom

By Bath Abbey | September 10, 2020
In partnership with churches in Bath, Bath Abbey will be hosting an online Alpha Course by Zoom. The course offers an opportunity to take a fresh look at the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, all from the comfort of…
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