About Us

We believe God has called us to establish with Him a growing, courageous, biblically-based church, who are captivated by Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit and abandoned to His mission to love and serve the communities of Bath and beyond.

Our Story

In the summer of 2012, we (Mike and Flic Newport), along with a small team, moved from Nottingham to Bath to pursue a new adventure with God. We were soon joined by a number of other people keen to become more captivated by Jesus.  We met together for the first time in the our home in Tunley and quickly realised the need for more space! It wasn’t long before our first Sunday gathering on the sticky floors of Komedia Comedy Club in February 2013, our move to the Pavilion in 2015 and we now meet weekly at Mulberry Park Primary in the mornings and St Mark’s Community Centre in the evenings, as well as at our new Somer Valley site.

Vineyard Bath is a growing community of adults, young people and children, from various backgrounds,  who are all on a journey of growing in our understanding of who Jesus is and becoming the people God has created us to be. We want to see lives transformed, our own, each other’s and those around us who have yet to be introduced to Jesus. The journey continues as the church evolves and we’re excited and expectant for all that God has in store for our city!

Who is Jesus?

If you’re curious to find out more about Jesus, you’re in the right place! Jesus is at the centre of everything we do as a community. We’re passionate about creating environments where anyone can come and engage with the person of Jesus in a relaxed setting: no pressure, no jargon, no hype.

The best place to start this journey would be to join us on a Sunday. We gather together, currently online, every week to grow in our relationships with each other and Jesus; always allowing space for people to encounter Him and learn more about the amazing impact He can have on our lives. From here you can join a Newcomers’ Zoom to say hello and meet some people, and we’d love to invite you to join our smaller weekly get togethers which we call Core Communities.

If you’d like to find out more about Jesus alongside other people who are also exploring faith, we would love to invite you to an Alpha Course. We run these courses periodically and we’ll share more information about them on Sundays and through our Facebook page.


We have a small staff team and an amazing number of volunteers who contribute to the running of the church. Our team are listed below. If you have any questions on a Sunday then please do look out for them as they would love to help you.

Mike & Flic Newport

Lead Pastors

Rob & Suzanne Addicott

Somer Valley Community Pastors, Living Compassionately

Vix Blythe

The Nest Project

Here at Bath Vineyard we are extremely blessed to have an outstanding Board of Trustees helping us lead & grow the church. The contribution of the Trustees is invaluable and we are so grateful to the Lord for their wise counsel & support. The Trustees meet regularly to discuss a wide range of subjects relating to the church, including their responsibilities for money, people (employees and volunteers), risks, and much more. We would be grateful if you would join with us as we pray for them.
If you have any questions about the governance of BV or the role of our Trustees, please contact trustees@vineyardbath.co.uk.

Vineyard Bath is affiliated to Vineyard Churches and part of the Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland movement. Find out more here.