As a consequence of COVID-19, the passion play, One Good Friday, has been postponed until Good Friday, in 2021 (2nd April 2021).
In order to follow the government’s guidance with regard to ‘social distancing’, our weekly HOTS sessions are suspended until further notice.
We will be running some training in May this year. If you are interested in attending, please use our contact page to get in touch.
This event has been postponed until Good Friday in 2021.
On Good Friday (10th April, 2020) a passion play called One Good Friday will be performed in Parade Gardens (by the river, opposite the east end of the Abbey).
One Good Friday lasts 90 minutes and will be performed twice, starting at 12:00pm and 3:30pm. Admission is free.
A HOTS Bath team will be present.
HOTS Bath’s 12th season on the streets will begin on 10th March 2020. If our usual spot isn’t available (due to Abbey renovations) we will find somewhere nearby.
We will be out each week on a mix of Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 11:30am and 1:30pm, until we vacate the South Square in November in order to make way for Bath Christmas Market.
Details of the dates we are out on the square can be found on our Where/When page.
Our last session before Christmas will be on Thursday 14th November. After this have to make way for the Christmas market. We will resume again in spring 2020, probably mid-March. The dates for the 2020 ‘season’ will be announced on the Where/When page when known.
A HOTS Bath team will be present at the Bath Christian Festival on Saturday 27th July 2019 from 1.00pm until 5.00pm in Parade Gardens.
Some changes have taken place between HOTS Bath closing for the winter in November 2018 and reopening in the spring of 2019.
Firstly, Bronwyn & Steve Oborne have handed over the leadership of HOTS Bath to Dorian Baker. So, a big THANK YOU to Bronwyn & Steve for leading HOTS Bath for the last 3 years. And may God’s blessing be on Dorian as he takes HOTS Bath through its next season.
In conjunction with the above changes, on 1st March 2019 the registered charity Healing On The Streets Bath (Charity Registration Number 113098) has been closed and removed from the Charity Commission’s Central Register of Charities. HOTS Bath has joined the International HOTS network which operates under the auspices of HOTS Coleraine in Northern Ireland.
Despite these changes, this year’s HOTS Bath team will be made up of the same people who have served faithfully in the past. However, we do hope to add to our number as the year progresses.
On Monday 26th May 2016, at 7:30pm, we will be holding an informal celebration evening at St. Luke’s Centre (main downstairs room) in honour and appreciation of Paul Skelton who is standing down after leading the HOTS Bath team for 7 years.
In 2009 Paul Skelton had the vision of moving the Churches out on the streets in Bath to demonstrate God’s love and healing. As a pioneer, Paul not only established the Healing On The Streets (HOTS) team that meets in Bath Abbey Square each week, to invite members of the public to receive prayer for supernatural healing, but also trained, equipped and fathered teams locally, nationally and internationally. Subsequently, over these years there have been countless healings, spiritual encounters and salvations on the streets, through HOTS and their mission trips.
During 2015, Paul was sensing in the Spirit that he has faithfully run the race of guiding the HOTS Bath team that was set before him and has now completed the task, like Barnabas and Paul did in Acts 12.25, “When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem.” Paul is currently on sabbatical and when this ends in January, he will move on and focus on other areas of ministry the Lord is calling him to.
The HOTS Bath Trustees fully support Paul in his decision and release him with thanks and blessings for the next part of his journey. Having prayed this through over a long period of time, the HOTS Bath Trust has unanimously agreed that HOTS Bath will continue to provide the local service that has been established, continuing to draw teams from churches in the city and surrounding area.
However, it will no longer focus on developing other national or international teams, and will therefore not seek to replace Paul in the position he held. Further information will be given in the near future regarding management of HOTS teams in Bath for 2016.
Both Paul and the HOTS Bath Trust are grateful to all those who have contributed to the vision to date, and look forward to seeing more fruit for the Kingdom, as led by the Holy Spirit.