That word “Welcome” is more than just a simple greeting. It literally means – “It’s a pleasure to receive you as our guest.” That is precisely what we, as a church, want to say to you. Whether you’ve been around in Bath long enough to call yourself a true Bathonian, or you’re setting up home for the first time in our city, or you’re just planning to be here for a year or two before moving on, we would love to receive you as our guest.
Jesus said one time, “Everyone that the Father has given me will come to me, and I won’t turn any of them away”. Such is the welcome of the God we worship and serve; the God we aim to follow as a church. We want to reflect and imitate him.
So please check out our website and find out what is going on in the life of our church. There is something for all ages. We would love for you to come along, meet us and find out more. What’s more we would be delighted to help you in any way we can.
Our hope and prayer is that you may want to become more than a guest; that you might even like to become part of the community here as we worship, serve and follow Jesus together. But for now, why not simply pay us a visit.
You’re very welcome!
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a chance to explore and question the meaning of life. Over a series of about ten sessions, you’ll find out about the basics of the Christian faith. Each session involves a main talk and some time to say what you think. It’s fun, relaxed and free, and you can ask anything you like (that’s why over 22.5 million people worldwide have already tried Alpha).
When is Alpha?
We're planning to run our next Alpha course on Monday evenings from mid-January to mid-March 2018. Our first get together on Monday 15 January at 7.30pm will be a taster session over some free food so you can get a feel for what the course is all about - and see if you want to take it on from there. The whole evening will be finished by 9pm. We'd love to welcome you.
Who can come to an Alpha course?
Basically, anyone and everyone...
- I'm atheist, can I come? Yes
- I just want to see what it's like, can I come? Yes
- I'm busy and cannot come to all the sessions, can I come? Yes
- I'm really angry with God, can I come? Yes
- I don't know what I believe, can I come? Yes
- I am really argumentative, can I come? Yes
- I am a Christian looking to revisit the basics of my faith, can I come? Yes
- I am a busy parent, can I come? Yes
- I am a student, can I come? Yes
- I am a bit scared to do this, can I bring a friend? Yes
- I was brought up in a different faith and culture, can I come? Yes
- I am not a Baptist - in fact I don't really know what that means, can I come? Yes
- I want to find out more - but I cannot do Mondays, can I come? Well, its going to be tricky this time around - but get in touch and maybe next time we can change it to a time that suits you better. Look on the Alpha.org website for details of other local courses.
You might also like to know that if you're deaf or have hearing difficulties we have a signer joining us on the course from within our church family and she would be very happy to sign to make the course accessible to you too. So please don't let that keep you away.
Are you interested?
If you'd like to speak to someone beforehand for more details feel free to contact our minister, Mark, from the Contact Us page on our website. Or, if you're about on a Sunday at church have a chat with Mark there. He'd be only too glad to speak with you.
Happy new year!
Our Noah's Ark toddler group will reopen on Tuesday 16th January @ 10am!
We'll be there as before with fresh coffee, snacks, and all the wonderful toys that your little one has come to expect from us.
See you then!
Messy Church will be back again in the new year!
We're planning some changes next year which we will keep you informed of as things develop but what you need to know right now is that we'll next meet on Sunday 14 January 2018
We'll meet as usual at 3pm – 5pm. Come in through the big gates off Triangle East.
We do Crafts and Activities based on our theme for the first 45 mins or so. Then a countdown on the big screen makes sure we’re ready for Song time and Bible Story time.
Then we have a hot meal together – there’s always a veggie option and a pud to follow.
We always think, after an action packed family weekend, it’s great for tired busy parents. The kids go home happy and fed – so it’s just bath time and bedtime with no washing up to do!
For the first part of 2018 we'll be continuing the theme we began in Autumn 2017, thinking about times when Jesus and Food came together – surprisingly often. Sharing food together is something Jesus did to get close to others and to connect in love with the friends and strangers he met. And He still wants to do that today – Come and join us to find out more.
Everyone is welcome!
Did we tell you? It's completely Free!
Pretty Raw is a blog site written by a group of young women including two in our fellowship. Sharon and Lydia have been documenting a life living with Jesus in a modern world.
Their insights into how to live in a challenging world sticking close to His word is inspiring and humbling. They are keeping it real – and holy, connecting real life situations with what the bible has to tell us about living life to the full.
You can find the blog at www.prettyrawclub.com or on Insta or facebook using @prettyrawclub