International Cafe at St Barts


The International Café at St Bart’s is a cultural café for all internationals studying or living in Bath, whatever your background. It is run by Christians at St Bart’s Church.

Welcome to Bath! We hope you can join us…

  • The café happens every Friday from 7.30-9.30pm
  • The first café is on Friday 3rd October.


  • It takes place at St Bart’s Church on King Edward Road in Oldfield Park.  Click here for a map.
  • If you are coming from campus, we can arrange for someone to meet you and show you the way.
  • The U18 bus stops nearby on Lower Oldfield Park, just 5 mins walk away
  • Thornbank Gardens is 10 mins walk

Why come?

  • To make friends with people from Britain and across the world
  • To practise speaking English with local British people
  • To relax, play games and have fun
  • To enjoy some good food, including traditional Christmas meal & Chinese New Year celebration
  • To learn about British culture, eg. Bonfire Night, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, from a Christian point of view
  • To find out about the Christian faith


What happens each week?

7.30pm                    Doors open: Hot drinks and snacks. Play games and chat

8.15pm                    Cultural activity/Short Talk

8.30-9.30pm           An opportunity to explore the Christian faith or keep chatting with friends

Please note: We ask for a £1 voluntary donation towards refreshments.
Café continues over the Christmas and Easter holidays, but we take a break during the summer.


Autumn Term 2014

3rd October Guide to British Culture

10th October Bath Survival Guide

17th October Birthday Party

Sunday 19th October International Welcome Service and lunch

24th October Light Party

31st October Board Games Extravaganza and Table tennis

Saturday 1st November Local walk and Afternoon tea

7th November Remembrance Sunday

14th November Bonfire Party

21st November Food from around the world

28th November St Andrew’s Night with Scottish Dancing

5th December Christmas Meal

12th December European Christmas Cultures

19th December Holiday games night

26th December No café

2nd January Chill out café

9th January Chill out café


Opportunities to explore Christianity:
CE universal
1) Monday Lunchtimes on campus: 1:15-2:05 in 8W2:4 during term-time. Are you interested in improving your English by reading the best selling book in all history?  For more information and to sign-up
2) 30 minute Optional Bible discussion during International café
Who is Jesus?
Why did he come?
What does it mean to follow him?
We will be looking at Mark’s Gospel, one of the accounts of Jesus’ life.
How can I find out more?
Contact Frances Lewis at




Mandarin Chinese Christian Fellowship – For Mandarin speaking Christians and those wanting to explore the claims of Christianity.
8:15pm,Wednesdays, Chaplaincy, University of Bath
Cantonese Chinese Christian Fellowship – For Cantonese speaking Christians and those wanting to explore the claims of Christianity.
4:15-6:30, Saturdays, Chaplaincy, University of Bath



Internationals trip to the Cotswolds, 2013

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