The Mayor of Bath

Introduction to the Mayor of Bath Website


The 791 Mayor of Bath, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones 

NEXT EVENT:    

The Annual General Meeting & Election of Mayor Ceremony will take place in Bath Abbey at 11.00 am on Saturday 1 June 2019.

The Civic Procession led by the City Sword-Bearer, Mace-Bearers, Mayor, Honorary Aldermen of the City of Bath will leave the Guildhall at 10.40 am.

Memebrs of the public can attend but must arrive no later than 10.40 am.

 

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

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.

Georgian Bath

Three men were to be instrumental in transforming a medieval walled City of 3,000 people into an elegant Georgian City with a population of 30,000.

Mayor's Citizen of the Year

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish