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

Weds 10th        Abbey & Shop opening at 1.00pm

Fri 12th            Closing at 2.30pm

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

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

Artwork by school children for Footprint hoardings

Family-Friendly Concerts to Raise Funds for Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
Tickets are being snapped up for four summer evening choral concerts at Bath Abbey in June and July. The series of concerts is in support of the Abbey’s Footprint Project and all money raised, including ticket sales, will automatically be…
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Archaeological test pits in nave of Bath Abbey as part of Footprint project

Work continues in Bath Abbey for Footprint project with archaeological test pits

By Bath Abbey | September 18, 2019
Excavation work is taking place in the nave of Bath Abbey to confirm where a new trench for services will go, including for an innovative underfloor eco-heating system using Bath’s hot springs. Two small archaeological test pits, measuring approximately 1metre…
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Cheque being presented by Andrew Brownsword

Brownsword charitable foundation presents £175,000 cheque to Bath Abbey

By Web Foundry | January 22, 2019
Bath Abbey has been presented with a cheque for £175,000 towards the Footprint project by well-known local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword. The Abbey’s Rector, The Reverend Canon Guy Bridgewater, met with Mr and Mrs Brownsword and to receive the cheque which…
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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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