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Exhibition: Monuments, Empire & Slavery

Wed 26 May until Sat 4 September
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until Sat 4 September, 2021

The exhibition reveals the links between some of the people commemorated on the Abbey’s ledgerstones and wall tablets, and the British Empire. Research so far has found over 200 connections to colonies including the West Indies and India from the 1700s and 1800s. The exhibition tells the stories of three different men within the context of 18th century Bath society and the transatlantic slave trade. The exhibition in the North Transept is free. A leaflet with extra information on the…

Votive candles

Evening Prayer

Mon 2 August at 5:30 pm until 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until Tue 30 November, 2021

Join us in the Abbey for this said service of Evening Prayer as we bring the day to a Godly end in the stillness of this holy space.

Hands in prayer with candles in the background

Morning Prayer

Tue 3 August at 8:30 am until 9:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until Thu 30 November, 2023

A simple, said service to help prepare us for the day ahead. We hope you'll join us.

A view looking up at the pipes of the Klais Organ at Bath Abbey

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Tue 3 August at 1:00 pm until 1:40 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue 26 October, 2021

Free lunchtime organ recitals in the Abbey, taking place every Tuesday from 6 July to 26 October. The recitals are free but need to be booked in advance through Eventbrite. For details of the musicians taking part, please see below: 6 July - Shean Bowers, Bath Abbey 13 July - Hayden Payne, Bath 20 July - Huw Williams, Bath Abbey 27 July - George Bevan, Monkton Combe School, Bath 3 August - Gary Desmond, St Mary’s, Bathwick 10 August -…

Bath Abbey Summer Nights

Summer Nights

Thu 5 August at 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 26 August, 2021

This August, we will be staying open past our usual closing time so that you explore the Abbey and enjoy the atmosphere after hours. Every Thursday in August (5, 12, 19 & 26), we'll be keeping our doors open from 6.30pm-9.30pm to welcome local residents and visitors to the city. You'll be able to explore the Abbey after it has closed to the public, enjoy a selection of drinks from a pop-up bar and live entertainment by music students from…

Evening Celebratory Organ Concert

Fri 6 August at 7:30 pm until 8:45 pm

An organ concert performed by Simon Bell, Tewkesbury Abbey. The programme includes Guilmant’s Sonata No 8. Tickets cost £7 and are available to book through Eventbrite. There will be refreshments during the concert.  

Bath Abbey ceiling and stained glass

Holy Communion (BCP)

Sun 8 August at 8:00 am until 8:40 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 19 December, 2021

This beautiful service of Holy Communion, using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, begins at 8am every Sunday. This service includes a sermon, but no hymns, and lasts for approximately 40 minutes. No tickets are required, but limited seating is available (on a first-come, first-serve basis) due to social distancing measures. Keeping you safe We look forward to welcoming you and are taking every care to ensure a Covid secure Abbey: We are limiting the number attending services Chairs will…

Abbey Choir socially distanced

Holy Communion with Choir

Sun 8 August at 10:15 am until 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun 19 December, 2021

Please join us for our Sunday worship, led by members of the Abbey's ministry team, and beautiful music (usually including singing by members of the Abbey Choir). This service is available to watch live online through our website, or on our YouTube channel. To attend this service in the Abbey, please book your seat in advance via Eventbrite Tickets for each service will be available on Eventbrite from 10am the preceding Monday. Keeping you safe We look forward to welcoming you…

Girls Choir singing

Choral Evensong

Sun 8 August 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 19 December, 2021

*Please note, on Sundays 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th August, the 3.30pm service will be Said Evensong with a hymn. There will be a full Choral Evensong on 15th August and recommencing weekly from 5th September.* The Service of Choral Evensong usually takes place each Sunday at 3.30pm, making for a peaceful and prayerful start to the week. It lasts for approximately 45 minutes, blending the much-loved traditional liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer (1662) with a rich repertoire…

A view looking up at the pipes of the Klais Organ at Bath Abbey

Evening Celebratory Organ Concert

Sat 4 September at 6:30 pm until 7:45 pm

An organ concert performed by Gary Desmond, St Mary’s Church, Bathwick. The programme includes Whitlock’s Plymouth Suite. Tickets cost £7 and are available to book through Eventbrite. There will be refreshments during the concert.  

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