We warmly welcome new and returning students every academic year. We hope that your time studying in Bath will be enriched by both involvement in your university Christian Union, but also at a local church. We offer transport to and from Bath University and Bath Spa campuses. Students are fully involved and integrated in our 9.30am, 10.30am (Riverside) and 11.15am congregations plus our 6.30pm evening service. In addition, we offer some regular student specific activities (listed below) plus a residential ‘Getaway Weekend’ and post exam residential ‘Discipleship Week’. We have a big team of staff and volunteers involved in student life which is led by Charlie Ward (Assistant Minister) firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is our main student discipleship programme. Focus happens on Tuesday evenings, from 7.30pm - 9.30pm in the Church Centre during term time. We enjoy tea and great cakes together, look at the Bible in small groups, hear a talk about living for Jesus at university, and pray for each other. It’s an excellent way to get to know others at church and grow in your relationship with God.
Student Lunch is served at King Edward Road from 12.30pm. Students from all our congregations meet to enjoy good food for the stomach and soul!
We are delighted to welcome a large number of international students to St Bart’s. We encourage Christian international students to attend InFocus, our discipleship group specifically for internationals. On a Tuesday evening InFocus has a meal at 6.30pm in a local home and then joins the main Focus events in the church centre from 7.30pm (see above).
Many students have found it really helpful to meet up with an older Christian to read the Bible and pray together. We encourage all students to consider being in a one-to-one.