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 have a new series of Messy Church coming up:
Here's the dates for the next series
- Sunday Jan 15th
- Sunday Feb 12th
- Sunday Mar 19th (We are not meeting on the 12th as it clashes with the Bath Half Marathon)
- We skip April - as so many folk take a family holiday at this time!
- Sunday May 21st
- Sunday June 11th
- Sunday July 16th
Messy Church is a free family fun afternoon from 3pm - 5pm once a month. We have crafts and activities to make and do. Then we sing a couple of songs and hear a bible story on our theme. Lastly we stay for a hot meal to share and chat and get to know people better! It's always child friendly food and vegetarians are catered for too!
So, you get a great afternoon of family focussed fun. Parents can enjoy a washing up free meal, making Sunday evening bedtime a dream!
This year we've been looking at what Jesus said about himself. So far we've looked at:
- I am the bread of life
- I am the light of the world
- I am with you
New to Messy Church? Don't panic! Come in through the big gates off Triangle East - a warm welcome awaits.
One of the things that I love about our church is the diverse age range of our congregation. Our Holiday at Home programme of day trips out is always a pleasure to organise. This year we took the minibus out for four days in August for those who might otherwise not get away for a holiday. We welcomed church regulars, Take-a-Break lunch regulars and friends of the church to join us.
Our first trip was marred only a little by the gentle rain as we visited the town of Malmesbury. We enjoyed the gardens at Abbey House Gardens, then lunch in the Abbey. We learned lots about King Athelstan, Alfred the Great’s grandson.
The second visit took us to Stourhead House and Gardens where the National Trust did a great job ferrying us around in their minibus and volunteer Claire took us around in her golf buggy so all of the group got to admire all of the spectacular gardens and the great views around the lake.
The day we visited Longleat was the most exhausting. The animals were wonderful to see! Then in the main square some went off to the boat ride, while others enjoyed the train. The gardens and house were appreciated too and the penguins and meercats had a great visit too. I think many of us rested our eyelids sitting in front of the telly that evening.
On our final trip we visited Oakham Treasures – barns full of everyday stuff from yesteryear. I love all the previously forgotten memory lanes that are revisited. Do you remember when a roll of Sellotape came in a blue tin? I loved the advertising on the bag of ‘Death to Moths’ and in particular the invitation for Special Rates for Church Workers!
The Holiday at Home ended with another of Terry and Jan’s cream teas in their beautiful garden. The weather held fine and we all enjoyed your amazing hospitality – a great big Thank-You!
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.
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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.