Sunday, September 29, 2013

All Together In One Accord---Fellowship at Bath Abbey

"These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer" ~Acts 1:14

One of the most memorable days during my England tour was the Sunday morning I spent worshipping with those who attend The Abbey Church of St. Peter and St. Paul at Bath.

I'd been looking forward to this since I first found out we had free time on the first Sunday morning of our tour---there was just no way that I wasn't going to take time to thank God for allowing me to have this awesome England experience.

Having attended mainly Pentecostal and Baptist churches, I'd never experienced an Anglican service before and had never participated in the kind of liturgy and communion that took place that day.  

What an amazing experience to fellowship with other Christians on a site that has been devoted to Christian worship since 757 AD! 

What was really neat is the fact that this site at Bath was originally part of a complex dedicated to pagan gods as early as 600 BC.  

I love this timeline that explains the history of the site. What a great way to remind us how God took something bad and turned it around for good.  While some would say the pagan past should be forgotten, the Christians visiting the site would not be able to make that connection without a reminder of the history of the place.

Another amazing part of the service was the sweet boys choir.  It was so awesome to see them in their green and white robes, making their way up the aisle, singing all the way.

"For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread." ~1 Corinthians 10:17

I am so thrilled to have been given the chance to worship and receive communion with the other believers at Bath Abbey. God is alive and doing good things in England!

Linking with:
Living Proverbs 31


  1. So beautiful. I covet! :) Peace and blessings. Happy Lord's Day.

  2. It all seems so unreal that you were there. It chokes me up thinking about what a wonderful experience this must have been for you. God is real and good. Happy Sunday to you, my precious daughter!

  3. I visited another very old church that morning but came to Bath Abbey for evensong and it was wonderful.

  4. Beautiful thoughts and sentiments, Sarah. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Looking forward to reading more about your trip! :)

  5. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!

  6. It was awesome attending service with you!
    I LOVE YOU dear Sarah!
    Blessing to you and your family!

  7. Oh, lucky you! This is one of the places on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing these pictures - they are awesome!

  8. Oh wow! Something else to add to my bucket list. I love the history lesson you gave us along with the great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  9. The church is awesome!! What a wonderful time you had. Thanks for sharing about your trip.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I read each one of them and love to respond back to those who visit! Please consider signing up for EMAIL NOTICES so you'll have a reminder of our weekly HOMEMAKING PARTY---and more! Have a wonderful day!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...