The Mayor of Bath

Introduction to the Mayor of Bath Website

The 790 Mayor of Bath, Councillor Ian Gilchrist

NEXT EVENT: Mayor of Bath's Art Show 

The 11th Annual Mayor of Bath's Art Show will take place from Thursday 26th October until Saturday 28th October once again in the Braunschweig Room at the Guildhall.

This year there is an additional feature a Mayor's Prize.

The prize will be for the best painting illustrating a recognisable image of our lovely city.

It is intended that it will reproduced and presented to the many important visitors to our city during their visits to the Mayor's Parlour. For an entry form Click here


Please  Click here  to see a copy of the conclusion of audit including the external auditors certificate and report for the year ended 31 March 2017. 


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 Ian Gilchrist (pictured), was elected to office at the annual Mayor Making ceremony held in Bath Abbey on 3 June 2017.

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

Roman Bath

In 43 AD, the Roman Empire was expanding to include the viable and lucrative outpost of Britain. The Romans built the Fosse Way from Lincoln to Exeter and discovered the hot springs of Bath on their way south.

Civic Regalia

Previous copies of Connections

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish