The Footprint project at Bath Abbey is about moving from past to future.
Bath Abbey stands in the heart of the city of Bath - a site of pilgrimage for over 1,000 years. A beautiful place of worship which attracts around 500,000 visitors a year, the Abbey is now fundraising for its Footprint project.This pioneering £19.3million initiative will preserve the beautiful space and open it up in new ways - to be enjoyed in its full glory by future generations. If you walk around the building, you'll see a huge amount of work is underway to both restore and transform our beloved Abbey.Why the community needs us
The Abbey is a hallowed place of prayer and almost every day there are services of worship. Hundreds of thousands come for special services to celebrate new birth, marriage, and lives lived well. In times of joy and sorrow, all are welcome. Schools, colleges, universities and local charities are part of the wider community that the Abbey serves. In addition, the Abbey welcomes around 500,000 visitors per year from all over the world.Our impact on the community
Includes: restoring the Abbey's collapsing floor; harnessing Bath's hot spring waters to power eco-friendly underfloor heating; re-imagining spaces to create a comfortable, flexible place for all; opening up opportunities for volunteering, groups and partnerships; sharing the Abbey's fascinating history through a new Discovery Centre and an inspiring new learning programme and a brand new Song School, home for the Abbey's choirs and where visiting musicians can rehearse and be made welcome.