Abbey Services

We are delighted that we are gathering to worship together in the Abbey once again, and currently offer three services every Sunday, 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 Home Worship page for more information.

Government guidance for Covid-19 has changed with many restrictions easing. Before you attend a service, we ask you to please read our Covid-19 safety measures for services. 

Please note that our Sunday services are filmed and live-streamed. If you attend our services in the Abbey, there is a possibility that as a member of the congregation you could be included in the filming. If you do not wish to be, please ask one of the ushers to offer you a suitable seat.

Details of our services in the Abbey are as follows:

Sunday 8.00am

Holy Communion (BCP)

Prebooking not required

Sunday 10.15am

Holy Communion

Please prebook seats via Eventbrite or join us live on Church Online

Sunday 3.30pm

Choral Evensong

Please prebook seats via Eventbrite or join us live on Church Online

Tickets for each ticketed service will be available on Eventbrite from 10am the preceding Monday.

Music is very much at the heart of our richly varied services. The Abbey Choir (Boys or Girls and Lay-Clerks) perform music at services regularly every week and during special services. You can find out about this month's music by contacting us: office@bathabbey.org, 01225 422462.

*As our Choir is on Summer Holiday, 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.*

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 with Choir
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 Church Online, or after Sunday on our YouTube channel.

Choral Evensong
3.30pm Sunday

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 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.

If you are unable to join us in the Abbey for this service, you can join us live through Church Online, or after Sunday on our YouTube channel.

*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.*

 

Girls Choir singing

Weekday Services

We invite you to start and end the day with us at Bath Abbey and offer Morning Prayer at 8.30am-9am and Evening Prayer at 5.30-6pm Mondays-Fridays. Worship times may change so please check our what's on section or with the Abbey Office - 01225 422462 / office@bathabbey.org

Alternatively, if you wish to join us by saying daily prayer at home, you can follow the service online using the Daily Prayer RSS. Just make your choice of service and click on the one you want.

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.