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.

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!


Who is Jesus (and what does it mean to follow him)?

In the third of Rob's talks, he looks at the person of Jesus, seeking to build up a picture of in 'layers' of meaning. The testimony of the Bible is that Jesus is kingdom prophet ... Christ the Lord ... word made flesh. You can download notes here.


Rob: Imaging God

In part two of Rob's final series, he looks at the ways in which we try to describe God, and suggests that an image; a picture; a painting is more appropriate than ever-more intricate words. Providing we understand the limits of our words, the ancient language of Trinity still provides the best framework for understanding and speaking about God. Notes and audio can be downloaded here.

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Rob: Using the Bible

Rob's first talk of his final series as minister at Hay Hill: What is the Bible? And how can we best make use of this most useful of books? Notes and audio can be downloaded here.

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