Benedictine Bath 2017

Rediscover over 1,000 years of Benedictine history and heritage. Enjoy displays of rare books and manuscripts, with daily tours, vespers and family friendly events celebrating this hidden chapter of Bath’s past. 

A partnership between Downside Abbey, Bath Abbey, and St John’s Foundation, the series offers a range of free events throughout the city. 

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Festival Event Listing

Date

Event

How to book

Saturday 8th – Sunday 30th July Benedictine Bath Exhibition, Bath Abbey Entrance to Bath Abbey by donation. 
Tuesday 11th July, 10am – 12noon Willow weaving for the over-55’s, St John’s Foundation – The Bubble £free. Please book with Jayne Howse 01225 485834 or Andrea Miller 01225 486403 at St. John’s Foundation.
Wednesday 12th July, 2pm-4.3pm Calligraphy Workshop for the over-55’s, St John’s Foundation – The Bubble £free. To book contact Bath College Adult Community Learning Team on 01225 328822
Monday 17th July, 6pm – 6.30pm Vespers in the traditional Latin form. St John’s Foundation – St Michael’s Within £free. Drop in
Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st July, 9am – 4.30pm St John’s Foundation Exhibition: The Journey of the Alms People. St John’s Foundation – St Michael’s Within £free. Drop in
Thursday 20th July, 10am – 11.30am Walking Tour: Benedictine Bath £free. Turn up outside the Great West Door of Bath Abbey. 
Thursday 20th July, 2pm-3pm Talk: Bath’s Benedictine Monastery St John’s Foundation – St Michael’s Within £free. Drop in
Friday 21st July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm Talk: Bath’s Benedictine Monastery (for the over-55’s) Fairfield House £free. Places are limited, please email Ollie Taylor or call 01225 303222 to book.
Saturday 22nd July, 10.30am-3.30pm Exhibition: St John’s Foundation Community Art. St John’s Foundation – St Michael’s Within £free. Drop in
Tuesday 25th July, 2pm – 4pm Willow weaving for the over-55’s, St John’s Foundation – The Bubble £free. Please book with Jayne Howse 01225 485834 or Andrea Miller 01225 486403 at St. John’s Foundation.
Saturday 29th July, 11am – 3pm Family Fun Day at Bath Abbey. Bath Abbey £free. Drop in