How to Find Us

We are at the bottom of Widcombe Hill and Prior Park road.

From the Railway or Bus Station

Widcombe Baptist Church is located very centrally in Bath and can be easily reached from the Rail and Bus Stations.

From leaving the Bus Station, walk along the street to the right in the direction of the Railway Station. At the Railway Station, walk across the courtyard and go through the tunnel to the right of Avon Valley Cyclery, heading towards a footbridge over the river.

From leaving the Railway Station, exit via the South/River entrance and head towards the footbridge over the river.

After having crossed the river, use the pedestrian crossing to cross the main road onto the central reservation. You then need to cross the junction on your left and head towards Widcombe High Street, maintaining an overall upwards/leftwards direction from the river footbridge.
Now walk along the length of Widcombe High Street. The Church is found at the far end of Widcombe High Street, set back a little from the pavement on the left.


Car Parking

There is very limited street parking around the Church with very little in the Church car park. The Church car park is therefore reserved for disabled parking only, however you are welcome to use the Church car park for the dropping off and picking up of passengers.

We have facilities for parking at a local school (Widcombe Junior School) on Sundays. The location of the school in relation to the church is shown on this map. As part of our agreement with the Junior School, we need to lock the car park at a reasonable time after the services. This will be done at 13.30 and 21.30 each Sunday, so if you need to leave your car for longer please move it out of the car park before this time. This will allow the car park to be locked without worrying if we’ve locked anyone in.

If you are using a Satellite Navigation system and wish to travel directly to the school car park, the address to use is Widcombe Junior School, Archway Street, BA2 4JG.

Walking to the Church from the School Car Park

On leaving the school grounds turn left and follow the road beside the school buildings. At the end of the road turn right and follow the road alongside the park until you reach a pedestrian crossing. The church is the big building on the opposite side of the road with the writing on the roof. Cross the road and follow the footpath around to the right. Continue to the front of the Church where the main entrance is through the car park at the front of the building.


Driving Directions

The address of the church is given below, however if you are driving to join us for a Sunday Service, and using Sat Nav, we suggest you input the postcode for parking at Widcombe Junior School and walk from there. Postcode: BA2 4JG. It may also help you to know that on Sundays the Zone / Permit Parking restrictions do not apply and so on-street parking is free

Widcombe Baptist Church
Pulteney Road
Bath
BA2 4JR
Phone: +44 (0)1225 316358

Driving from the M4 motorway:

Leave the M4 at Junction 18 signposted A46 Bath. Follow the A46 south all the way to Bath for about 8 miles. On the way you will pass straight over at a roundabout. Please take care to slow down through the bends in the road after the roundabout, especially the corner that is signposted with chevrons. After the corners, the road will head downhill on a dual carriageway section, and you will need to be in the left lane when you reach the bottom of the hill. Please beware there is a Speed Camera on this section of downhill dual carriageway.
At the bottom of the A46 dual carriageway hill, the left hand lane will exit the road and head up to a roundabout. At the roundabout you should take the third exit, heading right to Bath on the A4 (either lane is fine).
Follow the A4 London Road into Bath for approximately 1½ miles, watching out for a Speed Camera along the way as well as avoiding the bus lane.
At the end of the road, just past a row of shops on the left, there is a major set of traffic lights. Use the left hand lane and turn left at these traffic lights, signposted Bristol and Exeter.
Proceed along the road to the A36 Warminster junction. Turn right at the traffic lights, signposted Bristol and Exeter.
At the next roundabout head straight over using the right hand lane.
Continue along the road to a set of traffic lights under a railway bridge, where you should use the left hand lane to continue straight on.
If you are heading for the school car park, after going under the railway bridge, take the second right turning (Broadway). Then take the next left into Archway Street, and the school car park entrance is through the gates on the left at the pinch point in the road. Head down a short ramp into the school grounds.
If you are heading for the church car park for dropping off passengers, after going under the railway bridge, continue straight along the road. The road will then bear to the right. During the right hand bend, the Church is on the right hand side. The entrance to the Church car park is the second gap in the wall, opposite the bottom of hill that is Prior Park Road.

Driving from the South:

Follow the A36 into Bath. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the traffic lights and follow the signs to Bristol and Exeter. Head straight over at the roundabout using the right hand lane.
Continue along the road to a set of traffic lights under a railway bridge, where you should use the left hand lane to continue straight on.
If you are heading for the school car park, after going under the railway bridge, take the second right turning (Broadway). Then take the next left into Archway Street, and the school car park entrance is through the gates on the left at the pinch point in the road. Head down a short ramp into the school grounds.
If you are heading for the church car park for dropping off passengers, after going under the railway bridge, continue straight along the road. The road will then bear to the right. During the right hand bend, the Church is on the right hand side. The entrance to the Church car park is the second gap in the wall, opposite the bottom of hill that is Prior Park Road.

Driving from Bristol:

Approach Bath on the A4, which will take you through Keynsham and Saltford. After leaving Saltford the road heads downhill and please beware there is a Speed Camera on this downhill section. The A4 continues on and you will reach a roundabout at the outskirts of Bath. At the roundabout, you should take the first exit to Bath which is a dual carriageway.
At the end of the A4 dual carriageway, keep right on the main road as you approach the traffic lights (do not take the left fork). Continue straight on at the traffic lights and follow the signs to Bath, A36 Warminster, Chippenham, and Stroud.
After approximately 2 miles of passing straight over at several sets of traffic lights, follow a one-way system following the signs to Warminster (A36), Chippenham (A4) and Stroud (A46). After re-joining the two way road, continue straight on until you pass a petrol station and reach a give way sign at a roundabout by the railway arches, with the city centre signposted off to your left.
Use the right hand lane, marked as A36 on the road, to go straight on at the give way sign, passing by a bridge on your left that heads off over the river. Then after passing by the bridge junction on the left, move into the left lane, marked as A36 on the road, as you head towards the railway arch. At the railway arch, the road will split and your left lane will fork off to the left for Warminster, Chippenham and Stroud.
This road was previously a dual carriageway, however it is currently reduced to a single lane whilst the roadworks are taking place. As you approach the end of the road you will see a Travel Lodge ahead of you on the left and the Church on your right (we are known for being the Church with the writing on the roof). At this point the road continues straight on in the left lane, or forks off in the right lane.
If you are heading for the school car park, use the left lane to pass by the Travel Lodge on your left. Continue along the road and take the second road on the left into Broadway (the first left turn by the school is a one-way). Then take the next left into Archway Street, and the school car park entrance is through the gates on the left at the pinch point in the road. Head down a short ramp into the school grounds.
If you are heading for the church car park for dropping off passengers, use the right lane to fork off to the right at a junction. The road will then bear to the right. During the right hand bend, the Church is on the right hand side. The entrance to the Church car park is the second gap in the wall, opposite the bottom of hill that is Prior Park Road.