Welcome to Bath Abbey

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. But whether you come here to join a service or a tour, light a candle or listen to music, what unites us all is a sense of wonder. There is so much to discover – please step inside…

A message from our Rector

Welcome to our website, which I hope will inspire you to come to Bath Abbey in person.

For over 1,250 years people have done just that - come to seek God’s blessing in this beautiful holy place, set right alongside the famous hot water springs.

Today the Abbey remains a precious jewel at the heart of the city, here for all the people of Bath to enjoy. Every year we also welcome 500,000 visitors drawn from all around the world - who come to share our worship, to explore our history & beauty, and be inspired by our concerts and events.

Jesus once said...

Whoever believes in me, streams of living water will flow from within them (John 7 v38)

As his minister, I warmly invite you to come and join us at Bath Abbey:               Come to get lost in thought, or find your way - or even discover life & joy welling up within you…

Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater
Rector of Bath Abbey

Guy Bridgewater, Rector of Bath Abbey sitting at a table with a mug of tea

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Special ceremony to welcome new Rector of Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | November 22, 2018
The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater will be licensed as the Rector of Bath Abbey in a special service of welcome in the Abbey on Monday 29 November at 7pm. A formal induction ceremony will be led by The Right Reverend…

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A Diptych from Let My People Go Exhibition

Exhibition: ‘Let My People Go’

Thu 3 October, 2019 until Tue 3 March, 2020

Bath Abbey Diptychs A new collection of 23 diptychs depicting Bible stories from the Old Testament by Bath-based artist Sue Symons are on display in the Abbey's newly restored east end. Created especially for the Abbey by the artist, each diptych comprises one panel of calligraphy, with beautifully illustrated verses from the Old Testament, and an adjacent textile panel. The Bible stories portrayed are amongst the most familiar ones from the Old Testament including of The Creation and The Fall,…

Imposition of the ashes - Ah Wednesday

Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes

Wed 26 February at 10:30 am until 11:30 am

Preacher: Revd Ken Madden Join us on Ash Wednesday. To mark the start of Lent, there will be an opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes as a sign of penitence at this service, as you wish.

Imposition of the ashes - Ah Wednesday

Sung Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

Wed 26 February at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

Preacher: The Revd Stephen Girling Join us on Ash Wednesday and mark the start of Lent with a Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes. Music will be sung by the Abbey Choir of Girls and Lay-Clerks and will include: Hear my prayer – Purcell Mass for Five Voices – Byrd Steal away – American Spiritual arr Tippett

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