Talking science at the Abbey

The exciting science, technology and engineering of Bath Abbey’s multi-million pound Footprint Project will be under the spotlight in a series of afternoon talks being held at the church on Saturday, March 16th at part of British Science Week. Six organisations will be taking part in the afternoon of talks, including: Wessex Archaeology, Feilden Clegg […]

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Pews and landscape views. Update!

Two different observations being made by regular followers of Bath Newseum concerning two iconic features within our Bath landscape. The first is Bath Abbey where work has been underway removing the Victorian pews from the nave so that stabilising work on the floor can continue in the second phase of a multi-million pound project. The […]

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Saxon Bath exposed at last.

Phase one of the multi-million pound Footprint Project at Bath Abbey is coming to an end with the hope the east end of the city’s parish church may be restored in time for Easter worship. While the floor has been up for stabilisation work – and cellars nearby also being excavated –  a team from […]

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Watch this space!

After all the work has been completed, we will have a space we can use to enhance the spiritual and secular offerings this ancient building gives us. That’s the promise delivered today as the new Rector of Bath Abbey talks to Bath Newseum for the first time. He, of course, has arrived at the start […]

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It’s good to feel blue. UPDATE.

Blue skies today but – before l go out to enjoy it – time to catch up on an inner-city wander – pre snow – where l spotted one thing l have never noticed before. On a wall – opposite The Podium – some craftsmen had certainly left their mark. Good for these stonemasons l […]

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Ice cold for Alix

A bit of a cold reception in Bath Abbey for an update on the multi-million pound project to stabilise the church floor and improve facilities for staff and congregation. However, this had nothing to do with the Project Director’s report but a lot to do with how cold it was for the large number of […]

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Disappearing pews

More evidence today of the continuing work underway in Bath Abbey as part of the multi-million pound Footprint Project to stabilised the church floor and improve facilities for staff and visitors. On the south side of the nave, the pews are starting to be lifted and taken away – exposing the memorial stones underneath for […]

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Thank you Mr B!

Bath Abbey has been presented with a cheque for £175,000 towards the Footprint project by well-known local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword. The Abbey’s Rector, The Reverend Canon Guy Bridgewater, met with Mr and Mrs Brownsword and to receive the cheque which forms part of The Brownsword Charitable Foundation’s pledge of half a million pounds in match […]

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Steam heat!

Close one eye and squint and – in Bath’s York Street this morning – you could have been standing in New York’s Times Square! I am not referring to the neon advertising hoardings surrounding that historic quarter of Manhattan but the steam venting that is so much a part of the Big Apple scene. Not […]

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Visitor figures up at Bath Abbey.

Despite being in the middle of a major construction project, Bath Abbey has been one of the busiest churches in the country attracting nearly half a million people through its doors each year with numbers reaching a peak in December.   With over 40 carol services and concerts between Advent Sunday and Christmas Day and many […]

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