Hay Hill is a vibrant church in the centre of Bath. We are a welcoming and inclusive community with an outward looking focus. We are excited to be partnering with Oasis and will be renaming to Oasis Church Bath in the autumn.
We meet on Sunday mornings at 10:30, with children and young people having a programme of activities that run in parallel. The style is friendly and family-oriented. We worship and reflect together, and in all that we do look to spur each other on to follow Jesus. This means getting to know God as our father, and living the kind of life Jesus lived and taught. You are welcome to join us, whatever your life situation and beliefs.
People in any community differ in their beliefs and understandings, but the theology that best reflects us collectively is expressed as "Overflow": recognising that we have been blessed with so much and that it is God's plan today, as it has been since Abraham's time, to bless all others through the people that bear His name. As an Oasis Church, Hay Hill is very much aligned with the Oasis values, and we are increasingly looking to engage in community action.
We run and contribute to a wide variety of activities:
We run a fun and varied programme for children and young people from pre-school to year 10 on a Sunday morning during the service in which we aim to foster a love of the Bible, and to equip young people to live in the way of Jesus out in the real world. We partner with two other city centre churches for youth work: Nexus, Hay Hill and St Michael's come together for a group called NHS.
The church has a number of small groups that meet in people’s houses around the city. Our home groups offer the chance for us to share our lives, support each other and spur one another on in living for Christ.
There are regular social events for everyone in the church community, including men's breakfasts, park runs, and tastings.
Out in the community
Hay Hill leads Make Lunch Bath, providing free meals and activities in clubs for kids and families in the school holidays. We support Genesis in their work for the homeless population of Bath, and provide one of the teams who serve lunch for the Sunday centre.
The church building is used every day by a variety of community groups during the week. We want to share what we have with others, in order to bring hope and to encourage good things in our city.
Leadership and vision
Hay Hill is led by a leadership team of three (Dave, Lea and Mark), who work alongside the church membership to seek the way forward for our church community.
We believe that we are blessed for the purpose of blessing the city of Bath and seek ways to do that. We feel called to live as people who are bringing life and hope to those we share our lives with.