Bath Places of Worship Walking Tour, Bath

Bath Places of Worship Walking Tour, Bath

Discover the wonderful places of worship in Bath. Most of them are beautiful examples of Gothic architecture. One of the most popular churches in Bath, founded in the 7th century, is Bath Abbey. Other than being places of worship and spectacular buildings, most of these churches are actively involved in the community life, helping the needy, and teaching the Bible. Be sure to visit these spiritual places and feel their energy.
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Guide Name: Bath Places of Worship Walking Tour
Guide Location: England » Bath (See other walking tours in Bath)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: rose
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Christ Church

1) Christ Church

Christ Church is a proprietary chapel on Julian Road. The building was designed by John Palmer, one of the principal architects working in Georgian Bath, and was built in 1798. It has a neo-Gothic style, but classically proportioned, with north and south aisles and a gallery on three sides. Stained glass on the south side of the gallery is by A. O. Hemming and depicts Jesus, as the Good Shepherd, and the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The two windows to the west end are by James Powell and Sons...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Hay Hill Baptist Church

2) Hay Hill Baptist Church

Hay Hill Baptist Church is a small church in the centre of Bath. People of all ages are welcome here. It is a friendly and family-oriented church with programs for children and young people. After each Sunday morning service, usually held at 10:30 AM, they offer tea and...   view more
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Elim Pentecostal Church

3) Elim Pentecostal Church

Elim Pentecostal Church is one of many wonderful places of worship dotted around the city of Bath. Located on Charlotte Street, the church lies at the western end of the city centre, close to one of the city centre’s main car parks. Flanked by modest Georgian two storey houses, the church, completed in 1854, is immediately eye catching. Several ornate window panels mark the entrance to the church, housed beneath a wide, gently sloping roof, with a stone tower on each side of the entrance. The...   view more
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Holy Trinity Church

4) Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is one of many examples of Bath’s strong ecclesiastical heritage. Centrally located on Chapel Row, just off Queen Square to the west of the city centre, the Holy Trinity Church can be viewed as part of a short walking tour of the city’s finest churches. Founded in 1822, the Holy Trinity Church has been a cornerstone of the local community for almost two centuries. Sadly, the church was forced to close its doors in March 2011 as it was unable to sustain the running costs...   view more
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St. Michael's Church

5) St. Michael's Church

St. Michael’s Church is located at the junction of Broad Street and Walcot Street, in the bustling eastern end of the city centre. Approaching along Northgate Street, which once marked the northern gate into the walled medieval city, the church dominates the view ahead. One of a few pre-Georgian buildings still standing outside the old city walls, the church once gave its name to this new area of development north of the city centre. A perfectly quirky design for the more bohemian end of town,...   view more
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Bath Abbey

6) Bath Abbey (must see)

Bath Abbey forms the centerpiece of Bath’s many historic attractions. In the center of town between the River Avon and the Roman Baths, the Abbey’s historic spire is visible throughout the town. Formally known as the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the abbey was founded in the 7th century and extensively rebuilt in both the 12th and 16th centuries. Restored to its current glory in the 19th century by Sir Gilbert Scott, and now constructed almost entirely from the city’s famous beige...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St John the Evangelist Catholic Church

7) St John the Evangelist Catholic Church (must see)

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church is located on the South Parade in the southeast section of Bath City Centre, in the Old Ham District. The decorative Gothic-style spire dominates the city's skyline, which has irked some people such as noted architectural critic Nikolaus Pevsner who stated the church was "a demonstrative proof of how intensely the Gothicists hated the Georgians of Bath."

The structure was designed and built between 1861-3 by Charles Francis Hansom, who was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Manvers Street Baptist Church

8) Manvers Street Baptist Church

Manvers Street Baptist Church can be found just off Pierrepont Street, amongst the shops, bars and hotels of the modern, southern end of town. An imposing building with a high, steeply sloping roof and an ornate bell tower, the church has been a hub within the local community for centuries. Close to local car parking facilities and Bath Spa train station, this welcoming church makes an ideal start or finish to a walking tour of the city, or can be enjoyed as part of a tour of Bath’s many...   view more
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Widcombe Baptist Church

9) Widcombe Baptist Church

Widcombe Baptist Church is a popular and dynamic church in Bath. Worship and sermons are important activities of the church. It is popular among the young people of Bath, who come here to pray regularly. It is a friendly church with a lot of energetic...   view more
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St. Mary the Virgin Church

10) St. Mary the Virgin Church (must see)

The Church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, to give the church its full name, is located at the foot of Bathwick Hill, east of the River Avon. The Church dates to the Georgian era, and was designed by architect John Pinch, who also landscaped the nearby Sydney Pleasure Gardens. A Gothic church typical of 19th century ecclesiastical designs, the church continues to house a strong Catholic congregation. One of the more active churches in the city, St. Mary the Virgin Church holds Eucharist mass on...   view more

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