Chapel House is an 8-bedroomed Georgian building in Bath with a difference: the students who live there commit to pray together and support one another alongside their studies at either Bath university. Life together is not always easy, but the students who chose to have a go at living in community have said that it was worth it. At the end of its first year, students shared some of the blessings they’d experienced by being a part of the Chapel House Community:
“…having a group of people you can come home to, depth of friendship. It’s exceeded my expectations. I felt supported and encouraged and dialogue has been good, the people God orchestrated.”
“I had a whole community of people praying and supporting me during a time when I needed it the most.”
“Church is only once a week and so it can take time to create relationships but this house is so special in that there is opportunity to cultivate relationships every day.”
“I liked going home and looked forward to it at the end of the day. It has been fun and mealtimes have been good. I’ve learned more about people and community.”
“Chapel House has taught me how to go deeper in relationships, how to be vulnerable with people, to be authentic and not put on a front, and how to trust people who want the best for me.”
We have a new community in place for 2019/2020 but anyone is welcome to join us for our monthly community meals. Get in touch if you’d like to come along and see what it is like.