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La Nativité – Messiaen

Sun 15 December at 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm

A Christmas meditation with organist, Huw Williams, Bath Abbey's Director of Music, and scripture readings. All welcome, no reserved seating or tickets required.

Family Carol Service

Sun 22 December at 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm
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One event on Sun 22 December, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Children are invited to come dressed as a shepherd, angel, wise man or citizen of Bethlehem to create a festive Christmas tableau. Features Frosty the donkey. All welcome, no reserved seating so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Family Carol Service

Sun 22 December at 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm
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One event on Sun 22 December, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Children are invited to come dressed as a shepherd, angel, wise man or citizen of Bethlehem to create a festive Christmas tableau. Features Frosty the donkey. All welcome, no reserved seating so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Bath Abbey at night, image taken by David Lewis Baker

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2019

Mon 23 December at 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

A beautiful service based around nine Bible readings interspersed with Christmas hymns and carols sung by the Abbey Choir of Boys and Lay-Clerks. Entry for this event is by (free) ticket only. All tickets for this service have now now been allocated, however, there are still tickets available for our 7.30pm service.  Please note that there may be a limited number of returned tickets on the day for both services. If you would like to queue for these, please arrive…

Bath Abbey at night, image taken by David Lewis Baker

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2019

Mon 23 December at 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm

A beautiful service based around nine Bible readings interspersed with Christmas hymns and carols sung by the Abbey Choir of Boys and Lay-Clerks. Entry is by (free) ticket only. An application form is available to download here or a paper copy may be obtained from the Abbey Office. Ticket applications will be processed strictly in order of receipt and there will need to be a strict limit on the number of tickets issued to any one family or household. The…

People singing at one of our festive carols services

Carol Praise 2019

Tue 24 December at 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm

An informal service for all the family with traditional carols. All welcome, no reserved seating or tickets required but we expect queues and the Abbey to be full to capacity. FOLLOW THE STAR: Our hope is for everyone to have a meaningful and memorable experience of worship during Advent and Christmas. Regretfully, our seating capacity this year is greatly reduced due to essential building work. While we have increased the number of our most popular services, unfortunately not everyone will…

People singing at one of our festive carols services

Carol Praise 2019

Tue 24 December at 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm

An informal service for all the family with traditional carols. All welcome, no reserved seating or tickets required but we expect queues and the Abbey to be full to capacity. FOLLOW THE STAR: Our hope is for everyone to have a meaningful and memorable experience of worship during Advent and Christmas. Regretfully, our seating capacity this year is greatly reduced due to essential building work. While we have increased the number of our most popular services, unfortunately not everyone will…

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