International Cafe at St Barts


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


  • The cafe happens every Friday from 7.30-9.30pm
  • Please note that the day of the week has changed from last year.


  • 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


Opportunities to explore Christianity:

CE universal1) Monday Lunchtimes on campus: 1:15-2:05 in 8W2:4

Explore the storyline of the Bible, translated into many languages and the best selling book in history
For more information contact Frances

2) 30 minute Optional Bible discussion during International Cafe – Starting Friday 1st November

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

Join the facebook group:


What’s happening this term?

Date Theme
27/12/2013 Games night
03/01/2014 Chill out
10/01/2014 Chill out
17/01/2014 Chill out
24/01/2014 Burns night
31/01/2014 Chinese New Year
07/02/2014 Games night
14/02/2014 Valentine’s Day
21/02/2014 Songs of place
28/02/2014 St David’s Day
07/03/2014 Pancake Day
14/03/2014 Chinese Writing
21/03/2014 Lucy’s Birthday
28/03/2014 Sports Evening
04/04/2014 Easter Crafts
11/04/2014 Knowing me knowing you – find out about the team!
18/04/2014 Good Friday + Easter
* Some events may change



Mandarin Chinese Christian Fellowship – For Mandarin speaking Christians and those wanting to explore the claims of Christianity.

6pm, Fridays, St Bart’s Church.

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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