The Mayor of Bath

Introduction to the Mayor of Bath Website

The 791 Mayor of Bath, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones 


Mayor's Art Show 2018

The Mayor of Bath and the Rotary Club of Bathavon are encouraging artists to get their applications in now for the 15th annual Art Show taking place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November.

To obtain an application form please contact the Mayors office at  

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for year ended 31 March 2018 

Between Tuesday 25 September and Tuesday 9 October the Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018 will be available to view. For more information Click here to download null.pdf [1.26mb]


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 Patrick Anketell-Jones (pictured), was elected to office at the annual Mayor Making ceremony held in Bath Abbey on 2 June 2018.

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 go to the 'Contact Us' page for more information.  






































































































































































































































































Further Reading

The Mayoral Title

Children's Portraits of the Mayor 2011

Pictures of the Mayor by children visiting the Parlour during Heritage Week 2011

The Function of the Mayor

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish