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Museum of the Moon

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon

Sat 20 November at 9:00 am until Fri 24 December at 5:00 pm

Luke Jerram's incredible touring exhibition, Museum of the Moon, will be on display in the Abbey from 20 November - 24 December. Come and see this amazing artwork in our beautiful Abbey or join one of our many events that will take place during the exhibition. There will be Christmas carols, magical storytelling and moon-gazing with the Bath Astronomers, all under the light of the Moon in the Abbey’s newly restored worship space. Please read our Covid-guidance before visiting: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

Exhibition by Stephen Magrath

‘Into the Silent Land’ by Stephen Magrath

Sat 20 November at 9:00 am until Fri 24 December at 6:00 pm

An exhibition of four pictures on the theme of circles and abstract space by Bath artist Stephen Magrath, resonating with Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ while it is at Bath Abbey. Visitors are invited to be still and contemplate the inner nature of life and God. Please read our Covid-guidance before visiting: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

People singing at Shoppers Carol service

Shoppers Carols

Sat 4 December at 2:00 pm until 2:20 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 18 December, 2021

A popular, informal 20-minute service with traditional carols. There will be a Christmas welcome from our clergy, a solo from one of our choristers and a chance to sing aloud to popular carols. All welcome. No reserved seating or tickets required. Please read our Covid-guidance before attending: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

People singing at Shoppers Carol service

Shoppers Carols

Sat 4 December at 3:00 pm until 3:20 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 11 December, 2021

A popular, informal 20-minute service with traditional carols. There will be a Christmas welcome from our clergy, a solo from one of our choristers and a chance to sing aloud to popular carols. All welcome. No reserved seating or tickets required. Please see our Covid-guidance before attending: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

People singing at Shoppers Carol service

Shoppers Carols

Sat 4 December at 4:00 pm until 4:20 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Sat 11 December, 2021

A popular, informal 20-minute service with traditional carols. There will be a Christmas welcome from our clergy, a solo from one of our choristers and a chance to sing aloud to popular carols. All welcome. No reserved seating or tickets required. Please see Covid-guidance before attending: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

Bath Choral Society

Handel’s Messiah – Bath Choral Society

Sat 4 December at 7:30 pm
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One event on Sat 4 December, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Bath Choral Society is delighted to announce a return to the annual performance of Messiah which opens the season of Christmas music in Bath Abbey. This will also be the first Messiah to be presented using the new seating arrangements of the transformed Abbey. Messiah tells the story of Christ’s life in solo arias and magnificent choruses, from ‘For unto us a child is born’ through the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus and ‘The trumpet shall sound’ to the final Amen. Shean Bowers…

People kneeling taking communion

Holy Communion

Sun 5 December at 8:00 am until 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8.00am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. You are also warmly invited to join us for Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 12 noon and Saturdays at 8.30am. Please read our Covid-guidance: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

Family taking Communion at Parish Communion service

Church Family Communion

Sun 5 December at 9:30 am until 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

A family service with crèche and children’s groups. The service lasts just over an hour and combines prayer and praise with glorious music from our Abbey Choir and thoughtful preaching. The atmosphere is relaxed and children are warmly welcomed. There are children's groups during term-time and a crèche is offered all year round. Everyone is invited to stay on after the service to chat over a cup of fresh coffee or tea. Please read our Covid-guidance: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

Bath Abbey Boys' Choir singing Evensong

Sung Eucharist

Sun 5 December at 11:30 am until 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

This formal service, which lasts approximately 70 minutes, combines elegant liturgy, thoughtful preaching and magnificent music. Please read our Covid-guidance: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

Bath Abbey choirs of Girls and Lay-clerks singing at a service

Choral Evensong

Sun 5 December at 3:30 pm until 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 25 December, 2022

This beautiful service lasts for approximately 45 minutes and combines the memorable cadences of Thomas Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer with a distinctive repertoire of English Church music. During term-time these services are sung by the Abbey's choirs of Girls and Men, or Boys and Men. Occasionally these services may be sung by the Bath Abbey Chamber Choir and during the holidays, by visiting choirs. Please read our Covid-guidance before attending: https://www.bathabbey.org/visiting/keeping-you-safe/

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