Anglo-Catholic Churches in Bath(ver1)

Anglo-Catholic Churches in Bath

Leaving the centre of Georgian Bath and crossing the river Avon by the world famous Pulteney Bridge, you are already in the Parish of St. Mary the Virgin, shortly to be joined on your left side by the Parish of St. John the Baptist. Together these form the United Benefice of Bathwick.

Dear brothers and sisters,

I am writing with my usual weekly email containing details of our planned worship at the Bathwick churches on Sunday and during this coming week (apologies for omitting to do so over the past couple of weeks). 

Attached to this email is our weekly noticesheet and the service sheet for Sunday’s Eucharist at St John’s (9.00am) and St Mary’s church (10.30am). We welcome Dr Marilyn Kirby as our preacher.

Other services during the course of this coming week in the benefice will be offered as follows:

  • Sunday: (said) Evensong at St Mary’s church at 6pm
  • Tuesday: Mass at St John’s church at 10am (also to be live-streamed on Bathwick Benefice News Facebook page) (please note change of usual time of service)
  • Wednesday: Mass at St Mary’s church at 10.30am
  • Thursday: Mass at St John’s church at 10.30am
  • Friday: Mass at St Mary’s church at 9.30am (also to be live-streamed on Bathwick Benefice News Facebook page)
  • Saturday: Mass at St John’s church at 9.30am (also to be live-streamed on Bathwick Benefice News Facebook page)

For the time being, Covid regulations still apply; this means that the wearing of facemasks inside the church building continues to be compulsory unless exemptions apply; hand sanitiser should be used as you arrive in church; social distancing should be observed, and track and trace will continue. However all services remain open to the public, although those who have contracted Covid or show Covid symptoms and/or have been asked to isolate should not attend worship. Lateral Flow Tests prior to attending church are encouraged. Communion will continue to be administered in just the Blessed Sacrament for the time being, with the Precious Blood reserved to the celebrant alone.

With my continued prayers and best wishes for you all

Fr Peter

Revd Peter Edwards
Rector of Bathwick
(h) 01225 460052
(mb) 07776 227555


Latest weekly noticesheet (click here)

To view the latest mass streamed by Fr Peter or on our Bathwick Benefice News Group page. (click the Facebook icon above) or on our YouTube channel – Bathwick parishes, view here



Organ Restoration Appeal

St Mary’s Organ Restoration Appeal


Click here for more details

Interest has been shown in the Requiem which was said at Walsingham last year at the 100th Anniversary of Fr Dunn’s death. The requiem service and homily can be found on St John’s pages or click here for the service or homily