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.
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
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:
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