Thought for the Day: Tuesday 2 June
As part of National Volunteers Week Revd Stephen Girling, Abbey Missioner, talks about people who volunteer without needing recognition - they are such a valuable part of any organisation, not least here at Bath Abbey.
Weekly Worship: Week of 31 May 2020, Pentecost Sunday
With the Abbey still closed for visiting and worship this service was recorded in locations around the city - we continue to celebrate the Easter Season and Ascension Day. With contributions from members of the Abbey clergy and congregation.
Anthem for the Day: Tuesday 2 June
As we are no longer able to welcome you for our choral services in the Abbey, we would like to share a piece of music from our archives with you each day, that's been chosen by our Director of Music, Huw Williams, and sung by our Choir.
Today's piece is 'O thou that camest from above' - words Charles Wesley, music Samuel Sebastian Wesley
On Sunday, the church celebrated Pentecost, the church’s birthday when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles. The Abbey Boys choir gathered virtually to record this beautiful hymn, published by the great hymn writer Charles Wesley in 1762. The Boys and Lay-clerks were due to visit the Netherlands this past week. Virtual recordings aren’t as much fun as working together in a group, but it is lovely to see these young faces working hard and giving of their best. The music, called ‘Hereford’, was written by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, who was Organist of Hereford Cathedral between 1832-1835.