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

Mon 24th         Closed from 1.00pm – 3.30pm

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

July Variations

Weds 10th        Opening at 12.30pm

Fri 12th            Closing at 2.30pm

Mon 15th - Fri 19th      Closed for visiting and tower tours due to graduations

Latest News

Bath Abbey from the south

Come & See event brings together three exciting celebrations and unveilings

By Bath Abbey | March 16, 2020
On Thursday 5 March, many of our Abbey congregation and extended family joined us for a special “Come and See!” event which brought together three exciting celebrations and unveilings, rolled into one: An Introduction to the Abbey’s Mission Action Plan for 2020-25…
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Newly restored floor in the North aisle of the Abbey completed as part of Footprint project

Restoration of North Side of Bath Abbey Completed As Part of Footprint Project

By Bath Abbey | March 10, 2020
Two-thirds of Bath Abbey’s historic floor have now been fully restored and saved from collapse as part of Phase 2 of the Abbey’s Footprint project – with work on the final phase due to commence next week. Just this week,…
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Free hands-on discovery day to be jointly hosted by Bath Abbey and Roman Baths

By Bath Abbey | March 3, 2020
Kingston Parade is to be turned into a hands-on discovery space where people can find out about the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey from a science and technology perspective on Saturday 7 March. The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey will…
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Mary Wickenden and Polly Andrews

New staff appointed to help achieve Bath Abbey’s vision for the Footprint project

By Bath Abbey | February 6, 2020
Bath Abbey is delighted to have welcomed two new members of staff to its team, Polly Andrews as the Abbey’s Learning Officer, and Mary Wickenden as Volunteers Officer. Their roles will help to facilitate one of the Footprint project’s aims…
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