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Bath Abbey Diptychs A new collection of 23 diptychs depicting Bible stories from the Old Testament by Bath-based artist Sue Symons are on display in the Abbey's newly restored east end. Created especially for the Abbey by the artist, each diptych comprises one panel of calligraphy, with beautifully illustrated verses from the Old Testament, and an adjacent textile panel. The Bible stories portrayed are amongst the most familiar ones from the Old Testament including of The Creation and The Fall,…
Bath Abbey’s annual Christmas Concert featuring the Abbey Girls’ Choir and the Melody Makers, the Abbey’s youngest choir of 6-11 year olds. Join Bath Abbey for an evening of traditional and light-hearted carols, including an uplifting performance of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols by the Girls’ Choir accompanied by a harpist. Written during the World War II, this has become a classic choral work during the Christmas season. The audience will also get a chance to sing-a-long to old favourites…
Choral Evensong takes place on Thursdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 3.30pm and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. This formal service 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 Lay-clerks, or Boys and Lay-clerks. During the holidays these services may be sung by visiting choirs.
Join us on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for this said service of Evening Prayer. There will also be Evening Prayer instead of Choral Evensong on Thursdays during the school holidays.
Stuart Ironside is a guitarist originally from Bicester, Oxfordshire. Beginning his guitar studies age 12 under Gordon Dunn, he has had tuition and masterclasses from some of the top performing guitarists today, including William Browne, John Williams and Laura Snowden. Completing his BMus at Cardiff University in 2018, he will soon begin studying for an MMus under Graham Devine at Trinity Laban College of Music. He is an experienced soloist and ensemble performer, giving recitals in a number of venues around…
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 40 minutes.
Parish Communion takes place at 9.30am each Sunday. The atmosphere is relaxed and children are welcome. There are children's groups during term-time and a crèche all year round. The service lasts for one hour and features a mix of classic hymns and worship songs. Stay on after the service to chat over a cup of fresh coffee
This formal service, which lasts approximately 70 minutes, combines elegant liturgy, thoughtful preaching and glorious music.
Choral Evensong takes place on Thursdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 3.30pm and lasts for approximately 45 minutes. This formal service 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 Lay-clerks, or Boys and Lay-clerks. During the holidays these services may be sung by visiting choirs.