Welcome! We're glad you've found your way to the website of Oldfield Park Baptist Church in Bath. We hope you find everything you're looking for here. We have a number of exciting things going on in the life of the church some of which you will see featured below and others which you can find out about by following the links from this home page.
If you'd like to contact us we'd love to hear from you and it would be great to see you sometime.
Mark Cooke (Minister)
We've got some great Messy Church sessions lined up for you this summer.
If you haven't been before then we'd love to meet you. We meet at 3pm on Sunday afternoon once a month. It's completely free and includes a lovely meal for you and the whole family.
We do some crafts and activities based on our theme for the first hour or so. You can do as many or as few as you like - we've usually got a choice of about eight different things for you to get stuck into. There's usually something messy and something sticky. We offer something for a wide range of ages - so everyone can join in - from 2 to 92!
Then we like to sing some action songs and tell our story - based on the bible & how it can change our lives now. We love it when we all join in together. Then we go next door into our hall where a meal has been prepared for us. There's always lots, and a veggie option is always available. We usually keep it simple so the little ones will eat it too. (Spaghetti Meatballs seems to be a favourite).
It's a perfect way to celebrate church as a whole family and maybe for you it's the first time. Everyone is welcome! See you there!
A group from Oldfield Park Baptist Church is again visiting New Wine.
This Christian Conference takes place outside Shepton Mallet at the Bristol & West Showground. Lots of us are camping for the week, but you can visit for one day - or just come to an evening worship service.
We are going in Week One - Saturday 23rd - 29th July.
There's loads to do - with Worship Sessions in the morning and evening in three different venues - you can pick your preferred worship style. Great teaching throughout the week. There's dedicated teams working with children and young people of all ages. Then there's seminars on a wide range of special interests. So there is something for everyone.
We camp together as a church - so remember to put 'Oldfield Park Baptist Church' on your booking. We take the big marquee as a mess tent so we can eat together & spend time together. It's a time to re-energise your faith, a time to rest, a time to really get to know other church folk a bit better, a time to spend getting closer to Jesus. . . Good Times.
We love linking with students via Fusion.
Fusion aims to connect young people leaving home for the first time with family churches in their new University town. Transition in to student life can be chaotic. Fusion has recognised the risk of getting lost – not reconnecting with God and church during those Uni years.
Here at Oldfield Park Baptist Church we are delighted to be a receiving church – welcoming new students to our fellowship.
Fusion enables us to talk to prospective students by weekly messages sent to students coming to Bath, over the summer holidays and into Freshers week. What is great is that we get to pray for specific students coming to Bath – that God will keep them close and safe in His hands.
Fusion also produces some great online and print resources to help students and churches.
Check them out here: www.fusion.uk.com
Of course you can just get in touch using our contact us page.
We've helped students find their feet in Bath. We've welcomed international students and helped to sort out those niggly problems that young people and parents worry about when you head off to live independently for maybe the first time. We love to serve our student community - with the practical things. We welcome students into our homes for food, or take a trip to Ikea for essential home supplies, or connect with airport pickups & drop offs, or simply pick ups from Campus (Bath Spa & Bath Uni) on a Sunday morning for worship. And the spiritual things - prayer groups, bible study groups & gatherings that are just perfect for students.
As the summer begins we're praying for you guys, for safe holidays & journeys and fun times, for smooth transitions and new friends - but mostly that you stay close to Jesus and reconnect with church at Uni.
Did you know that you can follow us on Twitter?
@OPBCBath is a church twitter feed with lots of content from @LizHearnOPB keeping you up to date with what is going on at church.
Then there’s @OPBCstudycafe for twitter feed reminders about when study café meets.We follow twitter feeds that we think Students might like.
Or friend us on Facebook.
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