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 choirs of Girls and Lay-clerks singing at a service

Bath Abbey Choirs celebrate start of the year with a new Christmas CD

By Bath Abbey | January 15, 2020
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for churches with Bath Abbey’s choirs singing at 15 different services in December. The choristers had a packed schedule totalling 18 hours of rehearsals and 20 in services and singing over 50 pieces…
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Revd Guy Bridgewater talking with Andrew and Christina Brownsword

Bath Abbey’s Footprint project receives financial boost from Brownsword Charitable Foundation

By Bath Abbey | December 11, 2019
Bath Abbey is delighted to have received £200,000 from local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword CBE DL, as part of a half a million pound match funding pledge for the Footprint project. This is the second time this year that the Abbey’s…
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Workers lowering ledgerstone onto Abbey floor, as part of Footprint project

Bath Abbey’s innovative project receives £50,000 boost

By Bath Abbey | October 21, 2019
Bath Abbey has been awarded £50,000 from Allchurches Trust, one of the UK’s largest grant-giving charities, for its innovative Footprint project. The grant will help towards two elements of the Abbey’s project; renovating the old Abbey offices in Kingston Buildings…
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Amy Seyers and Sian Jones, Bath Abbey Choir

First adult female choristers appointed to Bath Abbey Choir

By Bath Abbey | October 21, 2019
Bath Abbey is delighted to announce that Sian Jones and Amy Seyers have joined the Abbey Choir as Lay-Clerks. Sian and Amy will be singing alto for the Abbey on a job share basis. While the appointment of an adult…
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