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:

July Variations

Sat 27         Closing at 4.30pm for Evensong. All are welcome to join.

Featured Events

Romeo & Juliet

Step into majestic Bath Abbey and let the passion, drama and magic of Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece Romeo and Juliet unfold around you in Antic Disposition’s brand new promenade production.

Shine On: Luxmuralis

Where light breathes new life into sacred art 

The stunning stained-glass windows of Bath Abbey will be brought to life in ways never seen before, using dynamic light projections and original musical compositions to highlight the intricate designs and vibrant colours that define these masterpieces, and which echo the colours and stories once painted across the Abbey Architecture.

Image: Divine Beauty created by Luxmuralis at Birmingham Cathedral

Divine Beauty created by Luxmuralis, Birmingham Cathedral

If Prison Walls Could Speak

If Prison Walls Could Speak is a performance that tells the true story of Petr Jasek, a Czech national and Christian aid worker who, in 2015, was imprisoned in Sudan for his work aiding and assisting the persecuted church.

The play tours in partnership with Release International and tells Petr's story through innovative holographic live cinema.

Written and performed by Artless Theatre Company.

Book your tickets now.

Latest News

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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QR code linking to Bath Abbey Choir singing medley of three Christmas songs

Merry QRistmas from the Bath Abbey Choir

By Bath Abbey | December 14, 2020
The Bath Abbey Choir is bringing some festive cheer to shoppers with their music all around town – in the form of a QR code. Posters with a QR code that will enable shoppers to listen to a Christmas medley…
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