The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Bath, Somerset

Bath on Wikipedia.

Churches in Bathwick, Fox Hill, Widcombe.

The Abbey Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and the West Front. ST 75130 64775. Both from old postcards in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern night-time view, © David Roberts. And the West Front - note particularly the famous "Stairway to Heaven", © Roger Hopkins. A nice view from the higher ground to the east of the city, © Roger Hopkins (2010). Another view, © Alex Parker. Two additional views - 1, 2, the weather vane, a close-up of an angel climbing to heaven, a stone carved tree, West door (1617, restored 1947), two interior views - 1, 2, the East and West windows, fan vaulting in the nave, a wall covered with memorials, memorial to William Bingham (U.S. senator, who died in Bath in 1804), the pulpit and the font. © Carole Sage (2018). The Lady Chapel, Chantry Chapel, organ, and High Altar, all © Dennis Harper (2019). Link. A 2020 news story about the discovery of evidence of the Anglo-Saxon Abbey.

All Saints at Weston. ST 7301 6635. © Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II listed.

Bath City Church occupies a former cinema. Another view (the main entrance), the interior and the ceiling. ST 75002 64461. All © Carole Sage (2018). Link.

Beechen Cliff Methodist Church. ST 746 640. © Steve Bulman. Link.

Bethel Baptist Chapel on St. John's Road, © Janet Gimber (2015).

Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows (at Prior Park College). Interior view. Both © Mike Forbester. Link.

The Chapel of St. Michael's Within on Chapel Court was built to serve the adjacent almshouses, and stands on the site of a Norman predecessor, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Another view, and the cupola. A plaque announces that Horace Walpole stayed here in 1766. Two interior views - 1, 2 and the chancel. The reredos and East window, and a memorial to William Peak, one-time master of the institution. ST 74935 64682. All © Carole Sage (2018). Link. The grade II listing dates it to 1723.

Chapel of the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases on Parsonage Lane, © Janet Gimber (2015).

Christ Church on Julian Road, © Janet Gimber (2015).

Christadelphian Hall on New King Street, © Janet Gimber (2015).

The former Countess of Huntingdon's Methodist Chapel, built in 1765, now a museum. © David Gallimore. Link.

Elim Pentecostal Church on Charlotte Street. The rose window. Both © Janet Gimber (2015).

First Church of Christ, Scientist, in a former Temperance Hall dated 1847. © Steve Bulman.

First Spiritual Centre on Old Orchard Street. ST 751 646. © Andrew Ross.

Hay Hill Baptist Church, © David Gallimore. Link.

Hillhaven, a Salvation Army Goodwill Centre on Oldfield Road. It was in use until the 1980's. © Rob Brettle.

The former Holy Trinity Church on Chapel Row. The last service was held here in 2011. Another view, and a door with intricate ironwork. All © Janet Gimber (2015).

Hope Chapel, off Lower Borough Walls. Over the door it says "United Methodist Free Churches". © Janet Gimber (2015).

Manvers Gospel Hall on Old Orchard Street. ST 751 646. © Andrew Ross.

Manvers Street Baptist Church. ST 752 644. © Steve Bulman. Another view. © Tim Lomas. Link.

The former Moravian Church on Charlotte Street is now in secular use. © Janet Gimber (2015).

The site of New King Street Wesleyan Methodist Church is now occupied by a community centre. The church was destroyed by bombing in WWII. A picture of the bomb-damaged church itself can be seen here. © Janet Gimber (2015).

Perrymead Roman Catholic Cemetery Chapel. The Eyre Chantry. Both © Janet Gimber (2017). Link.

The former Roman Catholic Chapel on Old Orchard Street. This is the original Theatre Royal, the predecessor of the present Theatre Royal on Saw Close. Between 1750 and 1805 it served as a Catholic chapel. After the Catholics moved to the newly built St. John the Evangelist, this building became a Masonic Hall, and as such it remains. Interior view, showing what was the auditorium. Behind this was smaller private chapel, often used by the local bishop as he prepared for services. All © Janet Gimber (2018).

The site of St. Andrew on Julian Road. The church was destroyed by bombing in WWII, though the ruins were only removed in about 1960. © Janet Gimber (2015).

St. Andrew on Julian Road dates from the early 1960's. It now seems to be part of St. Andrew's primary school. © Janet Gimber (2015).

What is now St. James Memorial Hall, off Lower Borough Walls, and now in use as an arts centre, has every appearance of having been a church previously. Can you provide any history? © Janet Gimber (2015). Another view, © Carole Sage (2018).

The former St. James Mission Church on Lower Borough Walls. Now in use as an arts venue. ST 75013 64571. © Janet Gimber (2015). Another view, © Carole Sage (2018). Link.

St. John the Evangelist (R.C.), © Steve Bulman. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.

St. Luke at Bloomfield. ST 745 634. © Steve Bulman.

The former St. Mark, now a Community Centre, across the river from the railway station. © Steve Bulman.

St. Mary (R.C.) on Julian Road, consecrated in 1881. Another view. Before the church was built, the congregation apparently met in this building (also on Julian Road), originally built for indoor tennis. All © Janet Gimber (2015). Link.

St. Mary Magdalen at Holloway. ST 747 641. © Steve Bulman.

St. Michael with St. Paul. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. The postcard caption just says St. Michael. A modern view. © Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both © Roger Hopkins (2010). Link.

St. Swithin, Walcot Parish Church. From an old postcard in David Ware's Collection. A modern view, © David Gallimore. Link.

Seventh-day Adventist Church stands very close to the abbey. ST 496 648. © Andrew Ross. Another view, © Roger Hopkins.

Society of Friends (Quakers), © Steve Bulman.

Former Swedenborgian Church ("New Church, 1844"), now occupied by accountants. © Andrew Ross.

U.R.C. on Argyle Street. ST 752 649. © Andrew Ross.

U.R.C. and halls, on Grove Street. © Janet Gimber (2015).

The Cemetery, off Horseshoe Walk, is variously calle
d Bathwick Cemetery, Smallcombe Cemetery, Smallcombe Garden Cemetery, and St Mary's (Bathwick) Cemetery. It has two chapels, a CoE (two views) - 1, 2, and a Nonconformist. All © Janet Gimber (2017).
St. John the Baptist on St. John's Road, © David Read (2011). Link.
St. Mary the Virgin on Darlington Street. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view,
© Dennis Harper (2019). Link. Grade II* listed.

Fox Hill
St. Andrew’s Community Church on Hawthorn Grove. ST 7492 6237. © Chris Kippin (2022). Link.
St. Peter and St. Paul (R.C.) on Entry Hill, Fox Hill. ST 7480 6223. © Chris Kippin (2022). Link.

St. Matthew
on Widcombe Hill, © Janet Gimber (2015).
St. Thomas à Becket on Church Street. Another view, the interior, the impressive wooden ceiling in the chancel, the font, and the stone screen, about which Pevsner is less than complimentary. All © Janet Gimber (2017).
Widcombe Baptist Church, originally Ebenezer.
Two additional views - 1, 2. All © Janet Gimber (2015).





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