The beautiful historical city of Bath in England is popular with tourists from both the UK and abroad. Don’t miss Pulteney bridge and the Roman baths. Today’s blog is all about the most beautiful Churches in bath. But first off – how do you get to Bath and where should you stay?
How to get to Bath
Bath is well serviced by train to Bath Spa railway station, which is walkable to the city centre.Trains go direct from London and Bristol Temple Meads. There is also a coach station a few minutes away. If you are travelling by train, it will be cheaper to book your tickets in advance. I recommend that you book online at www.thetrainline.com.
Where to stay in Bath
If you are looking to spend a weekend in Bath, here are some of the top hotels:
- The Gainsborough Bath Spa – The unique selling point of this high end hotel is it’s inbuilt Romanesque style spa. It’s the only hotel spa in Bath with access to the city’s geothermal waters.
- The Bath Priory – A country house style hotel with some of the best fine dining in Bath.
- No 15 by Guesthouse Bath – This guesthouse is excellent value for money (coming in cheaper than the other two options) and has an amazing location on Bath’s most popular Georgian Street.
Churches in Bath
So once you have arrived in Bath and settle into your hotel, it’s time to explore some of the best Churches in Bath. Don’t miss Bath Abbey, Christ Church and St Michaels Church.
Bath’s massive abbey church, which towers above the city centre and was built between 1499 and 1616, is England’s last great mediaeval church. The west front, with angels climbing up and down stone ladders, is its most prominent feature, honouring a dream of the creator, Bishop Oliver King. Monday through Friday, tours leave every hour, and every half-hour on Saturdays. Tours can only be arranged on the day at the Abbey shop. Although there is no entry fee, donations are greatly appreciated. The Abbey contains a small museum and shop; however, it is closed on Sundays. Also, when you leave the abbey, take note of the magnificently carved and extremely old main oak double doors in the front.
Their choir is an important component of the worship at Christ Church, which is a liberal and inclusive Anglican church with a strong musical tradition. They’ve always welcomed students, and many have chosen to become more active in church life, such as directing church groups, singing in the choir, or participating in community outreach. The apse has nine lancet windows, while the windows in the main body of the church are themed on the Te Deum Laudamus and represent specific saints, angels, and biblical characters. Choral singing, eucharist, and BCP communion are among the many events that take place at Christ Church on a regular basis.
St Michaels Church
St Michael’s Church is a small, modest church with spectacular views of the Camel Estuary. The current structure, which dates from 1837 and was consecrated barely 5 months before Queen Victoria took the throne, is the fourth on this location. They’ve worked with some incredible performers and event teams on anything from open mic nights to Party in the City to some of the country’s finest chefs. Their acoustics are best for choral singing, but they can also host a wide range of musical and non-musical events. There’s also a nice cafe with wide plush sofas that serves soup, jacket potatoes, and drinksduring the week.
Life Church Bath
The Church was founded in 1968 by seven young individuals who were hungry for God. Over the years, the fellowship grew slowly, gathering in people’s homes and rented rooms. In 1978, the Church purchased its own structure on Henry Street, and during the next few years, it planted other expressions of God’s family in the surrounding communities. Life Church Bath cultivates a culture in which people of all nations and generations can encounter the real God. Their mission is to see people rooted in the truth, equipped to pursue their ambitions, and empowered to affect change in the world. They also meet in person at The Forum every Sunday morning. Doors open at 10AM with a start time of 10:30AM.
St Luke’s Church
The centre was extensively renovated in the early 1990s. It is spread out over two storeys, with a lift providing access to all rooms for disabled people. They do a fantastic job running, maintaining, and offering a fantastic facility. The hall, meeting rooms, kitchen, and cloakrooms are well maintained and always spotless. St Luke’s Church Centre has a professional, inviting, and welcoming ambiance. A fantastic location for a conference, fitness class, all-ages family event, pop-up sale, gathering, or charity benefit. They also have a Sunday service that starts at 10 a.m. Seats do not need to be reserved.
Living Hope Church
Living Hope is a warm and inviting church family dedicated to Jesus and one another. The goal of Living Hope Church Bath is to build a Christ-following community that grows together in God’s love. Living Hope Church is based only on Scriptures that show God’s compassion, mercy, and grace for all people in Christ Jesus. They’re recognised for being a caring group of friends that focus on helping one another in our Christian faith to live lives that put Jesus at the centre. They meet in small groups during the week and on Sunday mornings at Percy Community Centre to encourage one another through teaching, worship, and fellowship. If you’re looking for a place that’s small enough to get to know, but big enough to get involved and contribute, Living Hope might be the place for you.
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