UPDATED 19/04/21: Bath Abbey is currently open daily 12-2pm for private prayer and reflection. We are offering a hybrid of communal worship in the Abbey and online. Most services will need to be prebooked via Eventbrite. The Abbey (including Tower & Shop) is closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May at the earliest.
We realise that this remains a difficult and anxious time for many. Please see our Community Resources page that provides details of support available pastorally and for home worship. Our Abbey clergy are also available to talk to - please email email@example.com or call 01225 422462 (Mon-Fri 10am-12pm). If there isn't anyone available, please leave a message on our answerphone, this is checked every Thursday.
Should you wish to speak to a member of clergy urgently about a pastoral matter, please contact our Abbey Pastor, The Revd Chantal Mason on 07908-326819 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us online daily and on Sundays
Wherever you may be, we hope you will join us as we give our thanks for Jesus Christ, God’s supreme gift of love and hope for the world.
On Sundays, we will be offering a recorded service online.
- Watch it with us at 10.15am on https://bathabbey.online.church/ and join us afterwards at 11am for our Zoom Coffee and Chat
- Available afterwards on our Bath Abbey Youtube Channel and on this page from Monday morning
On weekdays, we invite you to join us for:
- Mondays-Saturdays - A morning thought for the day on this page (from 10am);
- Mondays-Saturdays - A daily anthem on this page (from 10am);
- Mondays-Fridays at 12pm - A midday daily prayer and chat via Zoom. Please check our What's On listings for details of how to join or sign up to our Abbey Community Newsletter for the link to be sent to you each week.
If you've missed or would like to watch any of our Thoughts for the Day or weekly services again, please visit our Bath Abbey Youtube Channel
Thought for the Day: Friday 7 May
Anthem for the Day: Friday 7 May
Today's anthem is by Humfrey – Hymne to God the Father.
Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674) was a chorister and later Master of the Music at Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal and one of the first choristers after the Restoration in 1660. By the age of 17 his anthems were in regular use at court and such was his success and achievement that he was sent by the King to study in Paris in 1665. This emotional setting of words by John Donne (1573-1631), former Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, is one of his most famous anthems.’ Wilt thou forgive that Sin, where I begun’. Here it is sung by Sian Jones, one of the Abbey lay-clerks.