We are incredibly blessed with a wide range of fantastic churches in Nottingham, and we aim to make it as easy as possible for anyone arriving in Nottingham to find and settle into the church which is right for them.

Where should I start with finding a church?

  1. Check out the map and list of churches below to find a few that interest you. Have a look at their websites.
    • Tip: You might think you know which church is perfect for you, but we’d recommend you take a look at a handful. You might be pleasantly surprised by what others have to offer, and you’ll gain an appreciation for other churches in Nottingham.
  2. Talk to your hall group leaders about which churches you’d like to look at and they will help you meet someone to go with you.
    • Tip: Be sure to contact the friendly churches reps and let them know that you’d like to visit. They’ll help you with getting there.
  3. Find a friend or two to bring with you! Your hall group is the perfect place to find someone who’d like to try the same church.
  4. Come to our Welcome Week events and Equip to meet other students. Ask, ‘Which church do you go to? What is it like?’ and invite yourself along if you want. We won’t say no!
  5. On 6th October 2017 we’ll be hosting a ‘Church Fair’ at Equip. We’ll have a talk about why it’s important to find a church and how to find one that’s right for you. Then the churches will have a stall where you can find out more about them!

 

Beeston Free Church

Beeston Free Church
Salthouse Lane
Beeston, NG9 2FY
Phone: 0115 9677032

Beeston Free Church is a large, diverse, ordinary church meeting together just outside the West Entrance. We're doing faith with L-plates on, seeking to respond to the good news of Jesus in the Bible, and to love our small town and the University. We gather at 9.15am, 11.15am and 6.30pm at Salthouse Lane every Sunday.

After church on a Sunday at The Student Room we'll give you food and a place to discuss how the good news of Jesus applies deeply to our hearts and reaches widely to every part of life in this world. We want to help you make the most of your student experience and prepare you for life beyond Uni. We also have a strong international student community. If you're a 2nd/3rd/4th/etc year we'll help you connect to a home group and find friends to walk with in our church family.

Whoever you are, wherever you’re at, we’d love to see you. Our church reps would be delighted to help you.

Reps:

Jess Barker, 07505 616 581 Laurence Wilkinson, 07470 237 760

Christ Church Wollaton

10 Crummock Cl
Bramcote
Nottingham, NG9 3BG

Christ Church Wollaton is a new church seeking to grow disciples and bring the good news of Jesus to our local community. We planted out of Emmanuel Church Bramcote and remain closely networked with them. On a Sunday you'll find a friendly atmosphere, solid Bible teaching, and the chance to be part of growing something in the early stages. We're not a big studenty church, but that's no bad thing! We're a family and we encourage everyone of every age to get fully involved in church life. We often eat together and love to meet new people. You'd be well looked after at Christ Church.

We're a very short bus ride from uni. Both the Orange 35 from Wollaton Park Gates or The Two from outside Jubilee Campus run on Sundays. Then it's an easy walk from the bus stops. Check out the website or get in touch with us for more details.

Cornerstone Church

90 Castle Boulevard
Nottingham, NG7 1FP
Phone: 0115 9588711
Cornerstone Church is a large, independent, evangelical church situated on Castle Boulevard. Our services have a strong emphasis on Biblical teaching and contemporary music. We have an active student ministry with many events going on throughout the year. Our main student meeting happens before the evening service and we have student lunches at various points during the year. We also have an annual student weekend away. Our services are at 10.30am and 7.00pm every Sunday. Here’s how one former student described their time at Cornerstone: “Cornerstone is a very friendly church where I have been made to feel welcome from my first visit. Students are viewed as an important part of the church and are encouraged to serve and integrate into all aspects of Cornerstone. The teaching is engaging, focused on God’s word and challenging. I have really appreciated the support of the student team who have been happy to meet up with me to discuss questions I have…My time at Cornerstone has helped strengthen my knowledge of Jesus and my relationship with him." Reps Heather Sharp, 07834 321 799, hmsharp09@yahoo.com Dan Wookey, 07768 778 168, danielwookey@me.com

Emmanuel Church Bramcote

Bramcote College
Moor Lane
Nottingham, NG9 3GA
Phone: 0744 66 44 616

Emmanuel Church, Bramcote is an independent evangelical church. We're like a family and you’re very welcome. We hope that Emmanuel will be a place where you make friends so that together we can learn more about Jesus. At Emmanuel Church, we will train up one another so that, in our words and lives, we enjoy and proclaim together the good news of Christ crucified so that Bramcote (and the wider world) might know Jesus for themselves as Saviour and Lord. And we do all this not to make Emmanuel look great, but so that God gets all the praise he deserves. Our church service starts at 10.30am on Sundays. Our student group, “Rooted”, meets every other week in church members homes for a meal after the church service, which is a great way for you to really feel part of the church family.

Reps:

Lydia Isaac, 07783 941196 Becca Mangles, 07840221500

Evangelical Free Church, Radford

St Peter's Street
Radford
Nottingham, NG7 3EN
Phone: 07756 064341
A pentecostal evangelical church with a friendly international congregation, affiliated with ELIM, and located close to Jubilee Campus. We're committed to Bible teaching, Spirit-led worship, and local evangelism. Come and enjoy our shared Sunday lunches and fellowship with our supportive student workers. Sunday services take place at 10:30am and 6pm.

Grace Church

The Ministry
1 Castle Boulevard
Nottingham, NG7 1FT
Phone: 0115 950 2332
Grace Church is based right in the city centre (just opposite the castle!) with Sunday meetings at 9am, 11am and 7pm. Students play a huge part in everything that we do and we want every student to feel like they belong to a family and have the opportunity to truly discover their purpose. We’d love you to visit on a Sunday and see if Grace Church is somewhere you could call home. Students are part of our wider Young Adults community - a combination of students, twenties and thirties - where we run hang outs across the year, midweek groups, training and more. It’s here that students find community, fun and above all are encouraged to live a life in pursuit of Jesus. Minibuses run every Sunday at 6:30pm from Portland Lakeside in the first term. Look out for more info on Envision in October which is THE Sunday to visit us. After both the 11am and 7pm meetings we’ll have tonnes of free food and drink and you’ll hear what it’s like to be part of us. If you want to find out more about us please visit www.gracechurchnottingham.org or get in touch with our student reps. Reps Ellie Sharp, 07874 896 420, elliesharp12@gmail.com Seb Hewett, 07891 879 928, sebhewett@gmail.com

Heart Church

104-114 Talbot Street
Nottingham, NG1 5GL
Phone: 0115 947 4038
We are a large Pentecostal church passionate about Jesus and the city of Nottingham, with lively worship, bible-based teaching and a diverse congregation of all ages and nationalities. As a church, we love students and are committed to getting them rooted and plugged into the local church by way of discipleship, providing opportunities to serve and through our young adults ministry called CTZN. Back in March 2014, Pastors Malcolm and Lynette unleashed a vision that was both inspiring and challenging. It spoke of a church passionately in love with God and committed to building a loving, caring, multi-generational, multicultural community of believers that reaches out to the world beyond its walls. Our purpose as Heart Church is to see people far from God transformed through the power of the gospel. Our heart is to establish family and community—firstly where we are—and then cut and paste that to the north, south, east and west of this great city. Ultimately our dream is to impact 10 cities north of Nottingham. We would love to welcome you to the family and invite you on the journey! 9am // 11.15am // 5pm // 7pm (Most students attend either the 5pm or 7pm) All this info and much more can be found on our website www.heartchurch.co.uk and on our social media site’s, which are the best way to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in CTZN. So go ahead, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Vimeo using @heartchurchYA.

If you have any questions our student reps would be happy to give you any more details you require.

Reps:

Sarah Witherden, 07794273656 Luke Craven, 07856015535

Holy Trinity Lenton

Unity House
Church Street
Nottingham, NG7 2FF
Phone: 0115 924 4214
We’re the Anglican church of Lenton with a heart for both students and the wider community, growing together as a family by worshipping God and hearing His word. You’ll see our building behind the park on Derby Road. Don't be put off by the dark exterior of the building - it is informal & bright inside with a huge heart of welcome. A great place to feel at home with God and His church, to get stuck in and grow in your faith as a disciple of Jesus. Students who join us tell us the key things they appreciate are feeling part of a family, good teaching, and lots of opportunities to explore and develop gifts. The main Sunday service starts at 11am – informal worship with communion once a month. We also meet at 7pm: on the 1st Sunday of the month is ‘NG7’ where we have an extended time of worship and then teaching / discussion on a contemporary issue. Other Sunday evenings we just pray together – and share the amazing answers we have received. The main service starts at 11am, evening prayer at 7pm. Reps Sean Gavin (sean.gavin@talktalk.net 0771 440 9429) Miriam Lewis (miriamlewis@uwclub.net 07776 473805)

Redeemer Church

West End
Beeston
Nottingham, NG9 1GL
Redeemer Church is a new independent evangelical church that was planted in July 2017. We are a diverse group of people seeking to be Gospel centred as we grow together and make Christ known. We are also a community-focused church who want to love and serve our local area. We meet every week at 10:30am at Beeston Youth and Community Centre, NG9 1GL (approximately 15 min walk from the West Entrance of Uni park) where we worship God, learn from his Word and encourage one another as a family. We also meet throughout the week in Community Groups to share our lives together and study God's word. We would love to welcome you into our church family as we begin this journey together! Get in touch with our church reps who are happy to help you in anyway that they can: Andrew: 07402703677- andrewrichardwyatt@gmail.com Beka: 07519607035- rebekah.osborne@hotmail.co.uk

Rylands Community Church

Trent Road
Beeston
Nottingham, NG9 1LP
Phone: 0115 967 7032
Rylands Community Church is a congregation of Beeston Free Church that meets in the Rylands area of Beeston (near Beeston train station). Sharing the same DNA as Beeston Free Church, we exist to bring God glory as lives are transformed by the good news about Jesus. Our heart is to love the communities God has put around us. We hope and pray that means many in the Rylands hearing about Jesus, but we’re understand that our communities are often bigger than just those we live near. If you are looking for a smaller more informal church family where you can serve on a Sunday, be encouraged to have the good news about Jesus shape and your whole life and urged to make Jesus known to the people God has put around you; we’d love to welcome you. We meet at Trent Vale Infant School at 10am. Reps: Fiona Kenyon, fkkenyon@gmail.com, 07528 485 390 Olivia Raynes, payor@nottingham.ac.uk, 07803 367 007

St Mary's Wollaton Park

Wollaton Hall Drive
Nottingham, NG8 1AF
Phone: 0115 978 6988

We are an evangelical Anglican church within easy walking distance of University Park, Jubilee Campus and Lenton, and our mission is “To glorify God by being onefamily, united in our faith in Jesus Christ, Bible-based and committed both to spiritual growth and to showing God love by living and proclaiming the Gospel, in the power of the Holy Spirit.”

You’ll find our morning and evening services quite different: at 10.30am we try toinclude the best of old and new worship styles, with a real mixture of contemporary and more traditional elements. The morning service is a great opportunity to get to know church members of all ages. At 6.30pm we have much more informal service with a relaxed and contemporary worship style, mainly attended by students and people in their 20s-30s.

"St. Mary’s has a welcoming family atmosphere, which means it is really easy to get involved and get to know people quickly. The church family are really supportive, encouraging and discipling students to grow in their faith and tell others. I find the Bible teaching challenging and it doesn't avoid tricky issues but makes it applicable to everyday life." One of the St Mary's Students.

Reps:

Sean Gavin, 07714409429, ppysg2@nottingham.ac.uk

St Nic's

St Nicholas' Church
79 Maid Marian
Nottingham, NG1 6AE
Phone: 0115 9524600
At St Nic’s we’re passionate about becoming whole-life followers of Jesus. We’re passionate about community, about developing relationships modelled on Jesus and we’re passionate about reaching our city with the good news of Christ. If you choose to make St Nic’s your home whilst at university, we will disciple you - challenging and encouraging you as you grow as a follower of Jesus. We will welcome you into our community with open arms and we will equip you in mission. We love students to get stuck in at St Nic’s and we want to make that as easy for you as possible! At St Nic’s we have a cross-generational family. We have three Sunday services, ranging from a more relaxed and contemporary style (7pm and 10:30am) to a more formal style with hymns and liturgy (9am). Most of our students prefer the evening service, although we love to welcome students at all services! From October, we will be launching The Upper Room, a weekly time for students to hang out and eat together, as well as engage with student-specific teaching prior to the 7pm service. During the week we meet in large groups called Missional Communities and in small, supportive groups called Core Groups. These are great opportunities to get to know other members of St Nic’s, and not just students. Want to find out more? We’d love to buy you a coffee/tea/beer/[insert favourite drink!] and welcome you into town! Contact students@stnics.org for more information. Reps: Megan Atwell, 07599214032 Alex Keith, 07550011269

Trent Vineyard

Unit 1 Easter Park
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2PX
Phone: 0115 988 7060

What's it like?

We're an active and growing Vineyard church. We’re passionate about seeing every student develop their relationship with Jesus, and so we want to be family together and be looking outward, sharing him with our friends and communities. Because of this we place a big emphasis on involvement in student Small Groups, which meet across the city and are a great place to build relationships and grow together, as well as serving one another and our city. Of course that’s not all: we value biblical teaching, authentic worship, the ministry of the Holy Spirit and much more, but the best way to find out is to come along!

What time?

Our services are at 10:30am and the 7:30pm. Meet outside Portland building at 9:50am and 6:50pm if you would like to head along with people.

Keep and eye out for our Welcome Back BBQ and Student Pizza Night, both happening early this term.

Reps:

Becky McKemey, mckemeyb@gmail.com, 07847 591265

Trinity Church Nottingham

192 Mansfield Rd
Nottingham, NG1 3HU
Trinity Church Nottingham is an Anglican church plant in the centre of Nottingham, which pursues the presence of God and longs to see His kingdom come in our city. Our vision is to see the church on fire and a city alive as we encounter Jesus, become more like him, and walk in his footsteps. The church started gathering in September 2016 after a team moved from HTB in London, and has been meeting in an old auction house on Mansfield Road since Easter 2017. The building is currently being renovated, and we’re learning what it means to be family as we worship, pray and eat together. It’s an exciting time to join us! We meet on Sunday mornings from 10am and would love to welcome you when you arrive in Nottingham. Sunday, October 1rst is a great time to visit. We're having a Young Adults after service gathering following our Sunday morning service. Stick around for free pizza and drinks as Jonny & Amy Hughes share the vision for Trinity Church Nottingham followed by a Q&A. Reps Sam Smith, samueljohnsmith698@gmail.com 07454 114681 Alice Watson, 07956 053078