The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath Councillor Rob Appleyard
leading Prayers at the Guild Hall, Bath for Church and Christian Project Leaders on 16th January.
On Monday 16th January Christian leaders from Churches and Charities came together in the Guild Hall in Bath looking to the Lord’s Prayer to Worship and prayer together for the year ahead.
Rev’d Michael Farrier lead with Matt 6: 9 – 10 as he interviewed The Mayor about the challenges for the coming year.
Pastor Kenny Nelson asked The Mayor to highlight areas of prayer need.
Paul Wakely lead everyone in quiet contemplation, listening and prayer.
Everyone then divided into groups around the hall to prayer for specific needs.
Hearing everyone sing How Great Thou Art with such conviction echoing around the building along with many other songs was a wonderful way to start the year.
Following the time of prayer and worship the Mayor hosted refreshments in the Parlour
Lent: Wednesday 22nd February
This year we are able to return to the hardcopy printed Lent Prayer books. These will be available from your church. If they are not, or you would like one or some, they are available for a small donation by emailing email@example.com
Pray for Bath: Tuesday 21st February
We are excited to be preparing for Pray for Bath to be held on the eve of Lent.
We hope you will be able to join us once again in Bath Abbey at 7.30pm when Christians will be coming together from across Bath and the surrounding villages to share in worship, thanksgiving, prayers and pancakes.
These are such wonderful fulfilling evenings where together we have the freedom to prayer together for our city, the surrounding towns and villages, residents and for those who work and travel through.
Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
There is a “Bath Youth for Christ” Information and Presentation evening coming up very soon. This is for local Christians (aged 18 plus) who want to be involved or know more about being involved in schools work in the area. Being held at Roundhill Centre, Mount Road, Bath at 7pm on the Tuesday 7th February 2023.
Bath secondary schools need volunteer mentors who can go and spend time with students and listen to them once a week during school time. Volunteers don’t need to be trained youth workers but experience of working with young people is vital as is a willingness to have training and support. There is so much need and so little support for young people currently in schools and schools have so little money to spend. Most young people won’t step inside a church building, but most are at school and want to talk!!! Young people crave space and time to talk about their issues. Many young people would actively choose to have a mentor.
Work in schools (like mentoring) is God’s work and can be an incredible blessing on young people’s lives; to be listened to, to be cared about, to have someone spend time with and words of wisdom given.
The evening is for people to come to find out more, with no pressure attached.
For more information contact: Rachel Hornsby, Lead Schools Worker, Bath Youth for Christ at the link here
Eight million stitches expressing God’s love!
‘Threads through Creation’ is an extraordinary, uplifting art exhibition at Bath Abbey, on show from 7th January until 19th March as part of a nationwide tour of 20 cathedrals and great churches.
It took Christian textile artist Jacqui Parkinson three years – and eight million stitches!
The show consists of twelve beautiful silk panels re-imagining the story of creation from Genesis. You’ve probably read it in black and white – now see it in amazing colour! The panels are huge (2.7m high, up to 3.5m wide) and truly breath-taking. It’s a great opportunity for sharing with friends – bring along some non-Christians, and there’ll be some interesting conversations! Everyone comes out buzzing …
Admission free / donations welcome. For more information click here