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

Locals invited to discover Abbey floor repairs using biscuits

By Bath Abbey | November 22, 2018
Great Bath Bake Sale, 6 October 2018 Bath Abbey is inviting families to discover how the Abbey’s historic floor is being saved from collapse using nothing but biscuits and icing to bring the restoration process to life. As part of…
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Visitors enjoying Behind the Scenes tours at Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey launches new Behind-the-Scenes tours

By Bath Abbey | November 22, 2018
Bath Abbey is launching new tours that will take visitors behind-the-scenes to see the incredible work that is taking place for the Footprint project. The tours will start on Monday 22 October and will give people an opportunity to see…
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Rector of Bath Abbey

Special ceremony to welcome new Rector of Bath Abbey

By Bath Abbey | November 22, 2018
The Revd Canon Guy Bridgewater will be licensed as the Rector of Bath Abbey in a special service of welcome in the Abbey on Monday 29 November at 7pm. A formal induction ceremony will be led by The Right Reverend…
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