The Mayor of Bath

Introduction to the Mayor of Bath Website


The Mayor's Art Show

The Mayor of Baths Art Show will be held again this year in the Brunswick Room at the Guildhall, Bath from the 27-29 October  The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath (Councillor Paul Crossley) will welcome exhibitors and invited guests at the Preview at 6.00 pm on Thursday 27 October.

The show is run in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Bath West. Proceeds will be shared between their charity, Bath Stroke Support Group, and The Mayor of Baths Relief Fund. For an application form Click here


Bath is a World Heritage Site in the South West of England. It is a City known primarily for its Roman and Georgian heritage. The spa waters and elegant architecture attract many visitors from all over the world.

This website provides an introduction to the role and function of the Mayor of Bath and the rich history that surrounds this ceremonial position.

The Mayor plays a significant ambassadorial role within the City, including welcoming visitors and maintaining links with international partners. The Mayoralty is separate from the Council and has no political power.

The current Mayor, Councillor Paul Crossley (pictured), was elected to office at the annual Mayor Making ceremony held in Bath Abbey on 4 June 2016.

For information on how the Mayor is elected, please refer to the section 'Election of Mayor and Mayoral Duties' (under 'The Mayoralty' in the menu on the right).

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event, please Click here for more information.  




















































Further Reading

Renaissance Bath

The visit of Bishop Oliver King from Wells in 1499 began a transformation of the Bath Priory. The monastic establishment was judged to be morally lax and the medieval church was decaying rapidly.

The Mayoral Title

Civic Regalia

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish