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Bath Abbey

Address

Blessed Sacrament windowBath Abbey,
Abbey Churchyard,
Bath, BA1 1LY

Travel information

BY TRAIN - The station is called BATH SPA. There are frequent
high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower service that is likely to be cheaper, try London Waterloo.

Major cities such as Birmingham and Manchester have frequent services via Bristol. The south coast ports of Southampton and Portsmouth have direct services by train.

BY COACH - There are coach dropping-off points on North Parade Road and Orange Grove. The Coach Park is in Riverside Coach & Lorry Park, off Green Park Road, 3 minutes walk from the centre.

ON FOOT - Bath is well suited to pedestrians and most hotels and guest houses are within easy reach of the city centre.

BY CAR - From the M4 leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46
towards Bath.

From Bristol - Take the A4 into Bath.
From Salisbury - Take the A36 into Bath.
From the South West -The straightforward route would be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride.

Parking

The following car parks are available Ham Gardens, Avon Street, Manvers Street, Charlotte Street, Sports Centre, Broad Street, Southgate Shopping Centre and Cattle Market.

A Park and Ride service operated by First Group is available from Lansdown, Odd Down and Newbridge. Please contact First Group for details of fares and times on 0845 606 4446.

For disabled badge holders the nearest parking is in York Street.

Visitor Hours

Monday 09:30 - 18:00

Tuesday - Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Sunday 13:00 - 14:30 and 16:30 - 17:30

Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day except for services. Please see the Abbey website or call the office for seasonal variations.

Admission

A suggested donation of £2.50 per adult and £1.00 per student.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Guided tours need to be pre-booked in advance and are provided by volunteer guides in English these can be tailored to suit your requirements and last approximately for one hour. The price of a tour is £5.00 per person.

Stewards are available in the Abbey Monday - Saturday during the main opening hours and welcome questions about the Abbey and the Christian faith.

Chaplains are present throughout the year and lead prayers and are available if visitors would like them to pray or talk with them.

Visitor leaflets are available in many languages.

A Youth and Children’s Quiz is available with a free pencil.

Groups

To make a group booking or enquiring please contact: Mrs Dawn Farmer Visitors Officer, The Abbey Office, 12 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT.

Telephone 01225 303 310 or E-mail visits@bathabbey.org

School Visits

Please also see Mrs Dawn Farmer at the details above

Worship

Times

Our usual Sunday services are as follows -

08:00 Holy Communion
09:30 Parish Communion or All Age Worship
With children?s ministry groups and crèche
11:15 Choral Matins or Sung Eucharist
15:30 Choral Evensong
18:30 Informal Worship

Monday to Thursday Morning Prayer at 08:30
Friday at 08:30 Holy Communion

Monday to Friday at 17:30 Evening Prayer

For up to date information please visit the Abbey website where the weekly notice sheet details the Sunday and Weekday services.

Link

Worship page

Events

Events page

Amenities

    The Abbey Shop
    Tower Tours
    Large print leaflets
    Prayer Trail
    Disabled toilet

Facilities for disabled

    Large print English leaflets
    Large print Hymn books, Book of Common Prayer and Psalms, order of services and Bibles
    Wheelchair

Further information

Contact

Visitors Officer

Telephone number

01225 303 310

Email address

visits@bathabbey.org

Facsimile number

01225 429 990

Website address

Bath Abbey