Batheaston Churches in Partnership

Batheaston is a beautiful village close to the River Avon on the outskirts of the historic city of Bath. Use this site to find out more about each of the churches in the village, service times, special events  and what we, as a community of Christians united together, are doing in the area. Be inspired and join us!

 

 

The lovely little church of St Catherine is nearly 2 miles up the valley from St John’s, but is well worth a visit. Though it stands in the private grounds of St Catherine’s Court, it is always open to visitors during the day.

The church is tiny, seating 50 at the very most, and was built as a retreat for the monks of Bath. The nave and tower date from the thirteenth century, while the chancel was rebuilt by Prior Cantlow in 1490.

 

The joys of St Catherine’s however are the embellishments provided by several generations of the families who have lived at the Court, including the seventeenth- century Blanchard family tomb. The windows in the chancel contain medieval glass.

A further renovation in the 1840s by the Strutt family resulted in some flamboyant Victorian wall tiles, and there are monuments in the nave to members of the Strutt family who died in the two World Wars.



 

 

St Catherine's

Contacts: St Catherines

History: St Catherines

Vicar: Reverend Isobel Rathbone

 

Email: rev@sjbatheaston.co.uk

Telephone: 01225 858677

Address: The Vicarage, 
98 Northend, Batheaston, Bath
BA1 7HA

Click here to see Service Times and meeting information for St Catherine's.