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

Thurs 13th      Opening at 3pm due to a service

Sat 15th           Closed from 2pm

Mon 24th         Closed from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

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

Latest News

Candles at prayer station

“Remembering Together” those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic

By Bath Abbey | February 12, 2021
People across Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire whose loved ones have died during the coronavirus pandemic are being invited to join an online community service of remembrance. The Community Remembering Together Service will be broadcast on Wednesday 24…
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Max Entwisle 18 year old lay clerk

Double Celebration for 18-year old Max

By Bath Abbey | February 3, 2021
Bath Abbey is delighted to announce that 18-year old Max Entwisle, a lay-clerk in the Abbey Choir, celebrates two major achievements this week. On Sunday 31 January 2021 it was the 10th anniversary of Max joining the Bath Abbey Choir,…
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Abbey floor January 2021

Bath Abbey floor saved from collapse

By Bath Abbey | January 20, 2021
The last ledgerstones to complete the restoration of Bath Abbey’s floor will be re-laid later this week as part of the Abbey’s Footprint project to save its historic floor from collapse. Parts of the Abbey’s floor had been gradually sinking…
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The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

Abbey Zoom Book Club to begin on 13 January

By Bath Abbey | January 7, 2021
Our Abbey Pastor, Chantal will be hosting a weekly evening zoom call as we explore together “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis, in our next Abbey Zoom Book Club. The book club will run for eight evenings starting on…
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