Stories to live by

Today we continue our series of ‘Stories to live by’ with ‘The God contest’ from 1 Kings 18: 16-40.  Next week we will be looking at ‘Be grateful’ from Deuteronomy 26: 1-11.

Housegroup Sunday

During this morning’s service we will be finding out a bit more about the housegroups that run here at St Philip’s.  There is also a leaflet with information about housegroups with this noticesheet.

Harvest baskets

Would you like to take a basket today ready to fill it for next week’s Harvest?  They are at the back of the church today. Thank you. Please see Julie, Joyce or Viv.

Harvest Invites

With this noticesheet are a couple of invites for our Harvest Supper next Sunday 24th September. Please invite family and friends – see later notice for details.

The Week Ahead

Harvest Festival

Next Sunday is our Harvest Festival, which we will celebrate in the morning with a Harvest Family Service. As of tradition, please bring along items of food to take forward during the service which will be donated to Bath Foodbank.  We need tins or packets of food with a long shelf life. See the notice on the back for details.

Tuesday prayers

The church prayer meeting this Tuesday, 19th September, will be at Kevin's house at 9am. Everyone welcome.

Harvest Soul Food Sunday

Come along with your friends and family next Sunday, 24th September, at 4pm for our Soul Food Sunday Harvest Supper at St Philip’s. There will be games, crafts, worship and a sumptuous meal for all so it’s a great event to bring along a friend or two! We will be looking at the theme, “What is in your harvest basket?” – so see you there!

Good Companions

Good Companions meets this Wednesday, 20th September, at 2.30pm in the Institute with the Tabor Hand Bell Ringers.

PCC meeting

The PCC meets this Tuesday, 19th September, at 7.45pm in the Institute.  PCC members should have received the agenda and papers via email.


Pastoral Team

The Pastoral Team will meet on Tuesday 26th September, 8pm, at Barry & Janet’s house.

Ladies Day

Our “Pay it forward” Ladies Day is on Saturday 14th October, 10am-3.30pm in the Church. Do join us for a day of encouragement across the generations, £5 per ticket, breakfast and lunch included. Please see Alex Eldridge or Vicki Atkinson for more details.

Calling all men!

We have exclusively hired the Minehead Youth Hostel for the Men’s Weekend on 2nd - 4th February 2018. To secure your place we need a £20 deposit – place in an envelope with your name and hand to Andy or church office. It’s a great opportunity to invite friends for a fun weekend of walks, going to pubs and general man stuff. More information see Andy or the Evangelism board at the back of church.


On Friday 29th September, Connectus are visiting the Somerset Rural Museum - meet at the church at 10.00am.  The admission charge is £4.50 (Con). There’s lots to see including a café!  We’re aiming to be back at church around 5.00pm.  Please tell me by 24th September whether or not you intend to come.  Thank you, Sharyn.

Reflection Service

There will be a service here at St Philip’s at 3.00pm on Saturday 30th September for families who have lost loved ones to come and remember. We have held this RUH service for the last two years. If you would like to come then please join us. If you can help serve refreshments then please talk to Margaret Joyce.


Uganda Christmas cards

Please don't buy your Christmas cards early from anyone else!!  Our cards are ready and will be on sale Sunday mornings from the beginning of October. Thank you for your support. Jan Keene.

Card Making

Card Making commences on Friday 29th September at 10am. Please come and join us.


Spectacles for Uganda

Do you have any unwanted pairs of glasses that you have finished with? They can help people in Uganda.  Please leave them in the box in the church office. Sandra.


Many Thanks

Thank you to everyone who helped make Mum’s funeral a special occasion last Tuesday.  It was all much appreciated.  With love from Dora and family


·      EVENTS

Charlcombe Quiet Garden

Reflective afternoons in the garden of the oldest church in Bath are at St Mary’s Church, Charlcombe, BA1 8DR on 3rd Tuesday each month until October. 1pm picnic, 1.30pm first reflection, 3.30pm finish - bring something to sit on.  In bad weather in the church. Contact office@ or tel 420946. See poster on board.

·      HELP

Room for refugee

This is a special request sent on behalf of Bath Welcomes Refugees for an Iranian refugee women, who has been living in Bath, who is faced with homelessness. She receives support from various services in Bath so staying in the area, or within easy reach of Bath, is essential for her. She can readily communicate in English. Housing benefit rates will apply.  Do you let rooms in your house - could you consider this? Please contact Bernie at:


Echoes International

Are looking to appoint a full time member of staff to the role of Social Media Co-ordinator.  Salary £22000  They are also looking to appoint  a Communications Manager.  Salary £32000.  For more information regarding both of these positions see the notices on the board.

Project Worker Home for Good

Part-time Project Worker for Home for Good is needed to work in the Bath area. If you are interested, please go to the home page of for the job description and application form.  Follow “We’re hiring” from the home page. The closing date for applications is 2nd October.

Church Administrator

St Swithun’s, Bathford is looking for an Administrator, 12 hrs/week (possible reduced hours in school holidays), £12 /hour.  For more information and a detailed job description please contact Liz Townsend (01225 859598) or visit  Application deadline 06 October.

Children & Families Worker

St Michael’s Without in the heart of Bath is looking for a worker to develop the existing ministry to children, and bring a fresh vision for attracting young people and their families. Call into their church office, ring 01225 447103 or email for the job details along with a person description.


Food for Harvest

During our Harvest Festival we are collecting items of food for Bath Foodbank which supports the poorest in our city.  We need packets or tins of the following:

  Pasta sauce

  Fruit squashes

  Tinned tomatoes

  Tinned vegetables (peas, carrots and potatoes)

  Tinned meat (not corned beef)

  Packets of mashed potato

  Tinned rice puddings

  Packets of soup




Please ensure that food is not past the sell by date – the longer the shelf-life the better!