The voice of Bath Abbey
From morning prayer to Evensong, Christmas carols to wedding bells, Bath Abbey rings out with the sound of worship. It can be a softly spoken prayer or the rich notes of our choirs, an inspiring passage in a sermon or bible stories brought to life for children. This is a place to listen and sing, hear and be heard.
Learn more about our services, and when our world-class choir will be filling the Abbey with music – or, if you can’t join us this week, listen to inspiring sermons at home. Discover groups and get-togethers for parents, children and young people, and meet the clergy and musicians who make it all happen. Spoken word and singing voices – it’s all here.
If you're new to the Abbey and would like to become more involved in Abbey life, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us by email: [email protected] or by calling 01225 422462 and a member of clergy will be in touch with you.
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This service takes place at 10.15am each Sunday. The service lasts just over an hour and combines thoughtful preaching, prayer and praise with glorious music from our Abbey Choir. The atmosphere is relaxed and children are warmly welcomed. There are children's groups during term-time and a crèche all year round. All are invited to stay on after the service to chat over a cup of fresh coffee or tea. This is a temporary combined service replacing our 9.30am Parish Communion…
Choral Evensong takes place on Thursdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 3.00pm 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.