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

Museum of the Moon

South West Moon Landing

By Bath Abbey | July 1, 2021
In 2021, Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon artwork enters its south west phase, as it lands in three cities in the South West. There will be three opportunities to see the Moon at three different Church of England buildings,…
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Ringing the Ellacombe Chimes

Bath Abbey to take part in 200th anniversary of the Ellacombe Chimes

By Bath Abbey | June 24, 2021
Bath Abbey will be taking part in a worldwide celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of a unique bell-ringing invention, the Ellacombe Chimes, on Saturday 26 June. The Abbey bells will be chiming at 12midday this Saturday to mark the…
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e of the Bath Abbey Boys Choir and Huw Williams, Director of Music, during practice session in Song School

New purpose-built home for Bath Abbey Choir

By Bath Abbey | June 21, 2021
The Bath Abbey Choir has now resumed singing in their new home as another significant milestone in Bath Abbey’s multi-faceted Footprint project was reached. A new purpose-built Song School for the Abbey’s choirs, visiting choirs and musicians has been in…
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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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