Bath Abbey and Churches

(Bath, North-East Somerset, England, UK)




There are an enormous number of beautiful churches and cathedrals in Bath and most are in superb condition.

Bath Churches

Bath Abbey


Address: 13 Kingston Buildings, Bath, North East Somerset, BA1 1LT, England
Tel: +44 (0)1225 422462
Bath Abbey is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the south-west of England and was founded in 1499. Built in the centre, the Abbey actually stands on a site with religious connections dating back to the 4th century. This parish church is also known as the 'Lantern of the West' because of the light that floods the interior through the abbey's many stained glass windows. The coronation service for Edgar, the first King of England, took place in a small Saxon church on this site, and the church was soon replaced by an enormous cathedral, so big that the present Bath Abbey could have actually fitted inside it. That soon fell into disrepair and was later rebuilt as the current, impressive Bath Abbey.


In 1539, King Henry VIII gave orders for Bath Abbey to be destroyed, along with many other churches in the country. His daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, later restored the abbey, which is when the abbey started its long service as the city's principal parish church. Attractions at Bath Abbey include magnificent fan vaulting above the nave, carved stone angels climbing down ladders on the west front, the Edgar window on the east wall of the end and the large courtyard outside, surrounded by benches.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday, winter - 10:00 to 16:00, summer 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: free, donations suggested

St. John the Baptist Church


Address: St. John's Road, Bathwick, Bath, North-East Somerset, BA2 6PT, England
Tel: +44 (0)1225 447450
St. John the Baptist Church is located in central Bath and was originally built in 1862. As the church's congregation began to grow, the church was extended and the original church can is now actually the North Aisle. Attractions at Bath's St. John the Baptist Church include countless stained-glass windows, paintings and a decorated pipe organ.

St. Mary the Virgin Church


Address: Pulteney Road, Bathwick Hill, Bath, North-East Somerset, BA1 2RH, England
Tel: +44 (0)1225 447450
The St. Mary the Virgin Church was built almost 200 years ago and is one of the most impressive Gothic-Revival style churches in the area. This church has a number of interesting features and attractions, including detailed architecture, frescoes, paintings, the Lady Chapel, an elaborate high altar and a grand pipe organ. St. Mary the Virgin Church is situated in the city centre.

St. Michael with St. Paul Church


Address: Broad Street, Bath, North-East Somerset, BA1 5LJ, England
Tel: +44 (0)1225 835490
The grand St. Michael with St. Paul Church is situated in central Bath and is one of the most stunning churches here, popular with photographers. Close to many shops, including the Podium shopping centre, the St. Michael with St. Paul Church was built in 1839 and is actually the fourth church to be built on this religious site. Highlights at the church include spectacular architecture, stained-glass windows, regular services and lunchtime readings on Thursdays.

Churches in the central area of the city


  • St. Swithin's Church, Walcot - The Paragon, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Holy Trinity Church - Queen Square, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Christ Church - Julian Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Andrew's Church - Julian Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Snow Hill Christian Centre - London Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Matthew's Church - Widcombe Hill, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Thomas a Beckett Church - Church Lane, Widcombe, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Manvers St. Baptist Church - Manvers Street, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Hay Hill Baptist Church - The Paragon, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Widcombe Baptist Church - Pulteney Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Bethel Strict Baptist Church - St. John's Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Walcot Methodist Church - London Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Central Roman Catholic Church - Argyle Street, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Manvers Hall Brethren Church - Old Orchard Street, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Salvation Army - Green Park Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Elim Pentecostal - Charlotte Street, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Society of Friends - York Street, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Bath City Church - St. James' Parade, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Magdalen Church - Holloway, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Michael within the Walls - Chapel Court, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church - South Parade, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Mary Roman Catholic Church - Julian Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. John of Krondstadt Orthodox Church - Bath, North-East Somerset, England




Churches in Larkhall and Fairfield Park


  • St. Saviour's Church - St. Saviour's Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Claremont Methodist Church - Claremont Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Larkhall Roman Catholic Church - Larkhall Village, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Batheaston and Bathford


  • St. John the Baptist Church - Northend, Batheaston, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Catherine's Church - St. Catherine, Batheaston, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Batheaston Methodist Church - Northend, Batheaston, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church - Brow Hill, Batheaston, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Swithin - Church Street, Bathford, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • The Old Chapel - High Street, Bathford, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Weston, Lower Weston, Newbridge and Kelston areas


  • All Saints Church - Church Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Emmanuel Church - Apsley Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. John the Evangelist Church - Upper Bristol Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Weston Methodist - Newbridge Hill, Weston, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Weston Moravian - High Street, Weston, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Countess of Huntingdon - Trafalgar Road, Weston, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Nicholas - Kelston Village, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Lansdown, Charlcombe and Swainswick areas


  • St. Stephen's Church - Lansdown Road, Lansdown, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Mary's Church - Charlcombe Lane, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • All Saints Church - Woolley, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Mary's Swainswick Church - Upper Swainswick, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Oldfield Park, Wellsway and Bear Flat areas


  • St. Bartholomew Church - King Edward Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Luke's Church - Hatfield Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Oldfield Park Baptist Church - The Triangle, Oldfield Park, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Oldfield Park Methodist Church- The Triangle, Oldfield Park, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Beechen Cliff Methodist Church - Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Peoples' Mission Church - Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Alphege Roman Catholic Church - Oldfield Lane, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Freedom Church - Brougham Hayes, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Twerton, Southdown, Sladebrook and Englishcombe areas


  • St. Michael and All Angels Church - Watery Lane, Twerton, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Ascension Church - Coronation Avenue, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Moravian Church - Coronation Avenue, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Barnabas Church - Mount Road, Southdown, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Peter's Church - Englishcombe Village, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Twerton Baptist Church - Mill Lane, Twerton, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Twerton Methodist Church of God Prophecy - High Street, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Sladebrook Evangelical Church - Englishcombe Lane, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Salem Chapel - Englishcombe Village, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Sladebrook Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in the Odd Down area


  • St. Philip and St. James' Church - Frome Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Rush Hill Roman Catholic Church - Frome Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Salvation Army - Olite Road, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Combe Down, Fox Hill, Monkton Combe and South Stoke areas


  • Holy Trinity Church - Church Road, Combe Down, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Michael's Church - Monkton Combe Village, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. James the Great Church - South Stoke Village, North-East Somerset, England
  • Union Chapel - Church Road, Combe Down, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Peter's and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church - 112 Entry Hill, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Living Word Christian Centre - Foxhill Community Centre, Hawthorn Grove, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Claverton, Claverton Down and Bathampton areas


  • St. Mary the Virgin Church - Claverton Village, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Nicholas Church - Bathampton Village, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • Bathampton Methodist Church - Holcombe Lane, Bath, North-East Somerset, England

Churches in Freshford, Limpley Stoke and Hinton Charterhouse areas


  • St. Peter's Church - Church Hill, Freshford, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. Mary's church - Church Lane, Limpley Stoke, Bath, North-East Somerset, England
  • St. John the Baptist Church - Church Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, North-East Somerset, England







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