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?
- Check out the 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.
- Talk to your nine20 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.
- Find a friend or two to bring with you! Your nine20 group is the perfect place to find someone who’d like to try the same church.
- 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!
- On 7th October 2016 we’ll be hosting a ‘Church Fair’ at our Equip meeting. 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 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.
Jess Barker - 075056165 / email@example.com Ed Sadler - 07894533351 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church Wollaton
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 is a large FIEC (independent evangelical) church situated on Castle Boulevard. We place a large emphasis on Biblical teaching in our services and have an active student ministry with many events going on throughout the year. Our main student meeting, afterhours, happens after the evening service and we have student lunches after the morning service at various points during the year. We also have an annual student weekend away. Our services are at 10.30am and 6.30pm every Sunday.
“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. Student events are organised throughout the year such as 'afterhours' and student lunches. These are a great opportunity to get to know other students in the church. My time at Cornerstone has helped strengthen my knowledge of Jesus and my relationship with him." Previous student.
Ed Slipper - 07526 500076 / email@example.com Beth Carey - 07445 457923 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmanuel Church Bramcote
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.
Hannah Dixon - 07887415647 Becca Mangles - 07840221500
Evangelical Free Church, Radford
Grace Church is based right in the city centre (just opposite the castle!) with Sunday meetings at 9am, 11am and 7pm.
We started in 2002 in someone’s home, since then we’ve grown and things look a bit different to when we first began but our heart hasn’t changed. We want everyone to feel like they belong to a family, have a part to play and get the opportunity to truly discover their purpose in life.
Students play a huge role in everything that we do and 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 ministry - a combination of students, twenties and thirties - where we run hang outs across the year, midweek groups and other events. It’s here that students find community, fun but above all are encouraged to live a life in pursuit of Jesus
Toby Browne - 07807226743 / email@example.com Hannah Street - 07885725495 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Minibuses run every Sunday at 10:40am and 6:30pm from Portland Lakeside. Furthermore on the 9th of October is Envision, this is THE Sunday to come and visit. After both the 11am and 7pm meetings we're going to be having pizza and drinks together where you'll also hear a bit about why we love students and what its like to be a part of Grace Church. Plus it is totally FREE!
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 young adults and are committed to getting them rooted and plugged into the local church by way of discipleship, providing opportunities to serve and our young adults ministry designed for this purpose, called CTZN. CTZN Young Adults meet across the city in three locations on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm and on the alternate week we run CTZN Life Groups across Nottingham.
At Heart Church, for four weeks only, from 16 October to 6 November, we are holding our Talbot Street services in an external venue called King’s Meadow Campus – part of the university of Nottingham. As we step out as a church family on this faith-adventure into a bigger space, Pastors Malcolm and Lynette are believing that our pioneering spirit will be rekindled and our hearts will be stirred and enlarged, making us bigger people along the way. Come check us out and join the family! Our Sunday service times for these four weeks at King’s Meadow Campus are 10am and 5pm.
We will return to Heart Church City Campus on the 13th November our service times will return to the normal 9am, 11.15am, 5pm and 7pm. City Campus is located in the heart of Nottingham city on Talbot Street (just up from Rock City).
If you would like to find out more about Heart Church please visit www.heartchurch.co.uk or call the church on 0115 947 4038.
If you have any questions our student reps would be happy to give you any more details you require.
Sam Mellor - 07588 733151 / email@example.com Charnelle Lusuku - 07930 652310 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Trinity Lenton
Rylands Community Church
St Mary's Wollaton Park
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.
Mikiel Agutu - 07527 183123 / email@example.com Ellen Eagles - 07842 204106 / firstname.lastname@example.org Fiona Houghton - 07967 438479 / email@example.com
One of them will be waiting at University Park North Entrance at 10.15am and 6.15pm on Sundays to bring you along to St. Mary’s.
At St Nics you'll find a community of imperfect people working out what it means to follow a perfect God. We want to help you become a whole-life follower of Jesus and to be inspired and equipped for the mission of the church. This only happens in community! We're about developing authentic relationships modeled on Jesus. We hate superficiality; we love openness and honesty. We don't want to just sit in our holy huddles; we want to have a deep faith that pushes us out to serve the city of Nottingham that we love. We're not about the 'big event'; we're about people. If you choose to make St Nics your home whilst at University, we promise to welcome you into family, to challenge you, to help you find and develop your gifts in leadership and service and to push you out into the city in mission.
At St Nics you will find cross-generational family. Our Sunday services range from relaxed, contemporary worship (10.30am & Sunday@7) to more formal worship with hymns and traditional liturgy (9am). Most of our students prefer our evening service. During the week we meet in large groups called Missional Communities and in small, supportive, Core Groups. If you just visit on a Sunday, you've not experienced St Nics!
Want to find out more? Check out our website to find out what goes on specifically for students, or if you'd like to meet to chat things through, we'd love to buy you a coffee/tea/beer [insert favourite drink!] and welcome you to town! If you'd like a lift to either service from a non-student, St Nics family member, then drop Iona a text and she'll arrange this for you.
Morning Service: Iona Loffman - 07722241087 / firstname.lastname@example.org Evening Service: Josh McHaffie - 07864652038 / email@example.com
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!
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. The best service to visit us is the 12th October evening service. There is a service as normal followed by the Student Pizza Evening, which is a great chance to find out more about Trent Vineyard and meet lots of other students.
Katie Goodman - 07870956728 / firstname.lastname@example.org Israel Bucko - 07932 774459 / email@example.com