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

Christmas tree with golden lights in from 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 see the variations to visiting times below:

December Closures

Sat 2        Closing at 12.00pm for Shoppers' Carols

Sun 3       Closed for visiting due to services.

Weds 6     Closed 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Thurs 7     Closed 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Sat 9          Closing at 12.00pm for Shopper's Carols

Weds 13    Closed 1.00pm - 3.30pm

Thurs 14    Closed 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Fri 15         Closed 1.00pm - 3.30pm

Sun 17       Closed for visiting due to services.

Sat 23         Closed from 3pm

Sun 24 - Tues 26     Closed for visiting due to Christmas services

Weds 27 - Sat 30     Closing at 4pm

Sun 31 - Mon 1 Jan 2024   Closed for visiting

Latest News

Christmas tree inside the Abbey

Christmas at the Abbey 2020

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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Choral services to resume at Bath Abbey after 6-month absence

By Bath Abbey | September 7, 2020
We are starting choral services again! From Sunday 4th October, join us and the Abbey Choir (albeit smaller than usual) online or in person for Choral Evensong at Bath Abbey.   We are delighted that new guidance means we are…
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Revd Chantal Mason

Bath Abbey welcomes Revd Chantal Mason

By Bath Abbey | September 4, 2020
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Chantal Mason who will join our team on Monday 7 September as Abbey Pastor. Chantal says:  “I am delighted to be appointed as Bath Abbey Pastor, and I am greatly looking…
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