St Thomas a Becket, Bath, Widcombe

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St Thomas à Becket Church, Church Street, Widcombe Bath BA2 6AZ

St Thomas à Becket is a beautiful small Norman church situated in one of the most picturesque and peaceful locations in Bath. It was built between 1490 and 1498 by John Cantlow, Prior of Bath Abbey. All who come here cannot help but be charmed by its aura.

Despite its peacefulness, there is a hive of activity by the dedicated members of the church who strive to maintain not only the building in its glory but also the other meaning of the word 'church' - the loving community and friendship that comes through active worship.

We welcome developments and hope that new members may feel able to join in at any level, from coming to church to enjoy our traditional yet informal style of worship, to participating in the wide range of Christian activities that we offer.

Opening times - As well as the regular Sunday morning services, the church is also open to visitors each Sunday from the beginning of May to the end of September, between 2.30 and 5.30pm.

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Mrs Mary Udale-Smith
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St Matthew's Church
Widcombe Hill
Bath BA2 6AA
(01225) 465065

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Holy Communion
Quiet, traditional said service with no hymns.
On 1st & 3rd Sundays
Every second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
10.30 Service
Traditional worship with Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, alternating with Morning Prayer and Common Worship. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere in beautiful intimate surroundings. Coffee always served afterwards
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11074
Built: 1490
Style of worship: Select
Archdeaconry: BATH (512)
Deanery: BATH (51201)
Benefice: Bath Widcombe (01/423 K)
Parish Legal Name: Bath, Widcombe (510258 1/258)
CofE Church Info: (601258 1/258)
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The current editor is: Angela Frith

This page was last updated on Tuesday 31st March 2015
St Thomas a Becket : Church Street, Bath, Widcombe, Avon, BA2 6AZ

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