The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

The Gazette, which is the UK’s Official Public Record and the oldest continuously published newspaper, is the place where the announcement of your award was first formally made. Information regarding purchasing copies of your record can be obtained via this link

A range of items, depicting the Badge of the Order, have been produced which can be purchased via the links including:

• The emblem of the Order available from Toye, Kenning and Spencer for members to wear as a pin in everyday life.

• An enamelled pillbox available from Halcyon Days via this link

It should be stressed that the items included in the attached link are the only ones which have the formal approval of the Officials of the Order. Items can be purchased via this link

The Reverend Canon Professor Peter J Galloway OBE published a History of the Order in 2006 which is available for £25 including postage within the UK. Please click here to view order form, click here.

The Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey have agreed that the use of the Chapel shall be extended to living Knights Grand Cross; Knights and Dames Commander and Companions of the Order, and that ten services may be held each year for Members of each of these grades for:

• Memorial Services, Knights Grand Cross only

• The Marriages of Members or Children

• The Baptisms of Children or Grandchildren.

Please note step-children may also be married or baptised as long as their parent is married to the member of the Order.

For all the above, application must be made in writing by the award holder to: The Deputy Secretary of the Bath, St. James’s Palace, London, SW1A 1BH. or email mailto:

The Chapel of the Order of the Bath has been used and visited by many thousands of people over the years. The daily upkeep and maintenance of the Chapel is provided by the very generous support of Members of the Order.

The Chapel Fund covers the day to day expenditure which does not, as you will appreciate, cover the cost of maintaining the Chapel and running the Services of the Order. Any donations are greatly received. In most cases, the Chapel Fund will be able to reclaim the standard rate of tax on your gift from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs should you complete a Gift Aid Declaration. This will increase the value of your gift to the Fund. If you would like to make a donation the Chapel Fund please complete the attached,click here

If you hold an appointment in the Order of the Bath and would like to update your details,click here

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The Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood
St James's Palace

Telephone Number 0207 024 5761/5762/5763