Abbey Services

We are delighted that we are gathering to worship together in the Abbey once again, and currently offer three services a week, to be updated as the changing situation allows. Whether you're a local, a student, or a visitor to the city, you are very welcome.

To help keep everyone safe, seating is limited and some services do need to be booked in advance, but we hope you will be able to join us. Alternatively, you are very welcome to join us from home - please see our Daily and Weekly Worship Online page for more information.

Details of our services in the Abbey are as follows. Please note the number of attendees is limited to ensure social distancing with seats available on a first come, first served basis. You will be able to prebook (free) tickets for the Sunday 10.15am Communion and 4.30pm Choral Evensong via Eventbrite. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live from the Abbey's Facebook page.

Sunday 8.00am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Prebooking not required

Sunday 10.15am

Holy Communion

Please prebook seats via Eventbrite

Sunday 4.30pm
(From 4 Oct)

Choral Evensong

Please prebook seats via Eventbrite

Wednesday 1.00pm

Midweek service

Prebooking not required

The Abbey Choir (Boys or Girls and Men) perform music every Sunday and during special services. At the moment only small choirs are permitted, which is why we are currently restricting the number of choristers during rehearsals as well as services. Our hope is to have the full choir back singing together as soon as it is practical and safe to do so.

Other aspects of Abbey life include learning in small groups, short courses, volunteering and special events and services. To find out more or to speak to a member of clergy, please contact us by email: [email protected] or by calling 01225 422462 and one of our team will be in touch.

 

Holy Communion (BCP)
8am Sunday

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.

 

 

 

Reverend Evelyn Lee-Barber preaching from the pulpit at Bath Abbey

Holy Communion
10.15am Sunday

Please join us for Holy Communion, our main Sunday act of worship, with contemporary language and beautiful music (usually including singing by members of the Abbey Choir). Tickets for this service need to be booked in advance via Eventbrite or through the Abbey Office, and seating is limited to ensure social distancing. If you are unable to join us in the Abbey for this service, you can join us live through Facebook, or after Sunday on our YouTube channel.

Choral Evensong
4.30pm Sunday (From 4 October 2020)

The Service of Choral Evensong usually takes place each Sunday at 4.30pm, 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 of English Church music. The service is currently sung by a reduced Abbey choir, in accordance with Government and Church of England guidelines.

Tickets for this service need to be booked in advance via Eventbrite or through the Abbey Office, and seating is limited to ensure social distancing.

Girls Choir singing
Hands clasped in prayer

dMidweek Service
1pm Wednesday

A short reflective service every Wednesday lunchtime, offering 20 minutes to pause for prayer, Bible reading and silence. No tickets are required, but limited seating is available (on a first-come, first-serve basis) due to social distancing measures.

Special service for Advent

Special Services

We have a number of special services planned throughout the year. For further details please see our what's on section.