Who We Are

Hay Hill is a friendly, welcoming and vibrant church in the centre of Bath, with an open and inclusive theology. Our community has a full range of ages, with a high proportion of young families. We have a strong sense of vision, and many who speak prophetically. We passionately believe that we are blessed by God to be a blessing to those around us.

Nigel Coles - Here Am I

 Nigel Coles, our Area Minister, came and spoke to us.  Hear what he shared here.

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Community Sunday: Risk

In our Community Sunday we looked at the subject of risk and the call to go out given in a couple of different words to the church.  Mark talked about life being risky, but God being trustworthy, the nature of love as being inherently risky, and the words of Paul to Timothy that "women would be saved by child-bearing".

The audio is a selection of different elements of the morning.  We hear from Mark, Gaynor, Dave and a brief quote from Mike.

Bible passages: Mark 8:35, 1 Timothy 2.

Vanstone book that I quote from: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1367877.Love_s_Endeavour_Love_s_Expense

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Presence of God

On Sunday we were pleased to welcome Helen Simpson, a guest speaker from All Saints, Weston.  Listen here to the talk she gave about the Presence of God.  Helen includes some great practical exercises that we can all do to experience more of God's presence in our lives.

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God's Presence in my Present

A talk by Gaynor about the presence of God

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Nigel Coles at Rob's Valedictory Service


Summer Sundays

 Throughout August, our Sunday morning meetings will start with breakfast at 10am, followed by a short all-age service.


Rob: A Peculiar People

This is Rob's final talk of the series, and his last as minister of Hay Hill. At the end of the talk, Gaynor thanked Rob for all that he has done and been at the church in the last ten years, and urged the church to listen and take note of this last series, which is "foundational" (covering as it does the Bible, God, Jesus, the Kingdom and the Church) but is a different way of thinking that stands us in good stead for the future.

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A peculiar people?

The final talk in our recent series looks at the church, a peculiar people (in more senses than one!). It's important to recognise our frailties and short-comings, to not take ourselves too seriously, or beat ourselves up when we mess up. Above all, we can rejoice in our identity as the people of God, those who have 'treasure in jars of clay' (2 Corinthians 4:7), in whom and through whom God is at work. Notes from the talk are attached below.


Rob: The Call of the Kingdom

The penultimate part of Rob's final series.

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The call of the kingdom

'Why are we here?' is perhaps the biggest question we ask as human beings. And even if we rarely find ourselves asking the question, the way we answer it will undoubtedly shape our lives and the daily choices and decisions we make. In his latest talk, Rob suggests that the answer to that question lies in our calling to live as citizens of God's kingdom. Notes can be donwloaded here, with audio to follow soon!