Enjoying God, Making Friends & Changing Lives

Student Life

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Every year around 50,000 students enrol at universities in Newcastle. We pray that every Christian student in Newcastle gets stuck into a church community where they can make friends, enjoy God and change the lives of the people they meet whilst at Uni.

City Students is for anyone studying at university or between the ages of 18-23. Whether you’re a fresher, an International student or well into your degree or Masters, we would love for you to join us.



We meet in The CastleGate every Sunday at 10:30am to enjoy God together as a church family.


Church Searching?

Every year the Christian Union’s (Northumbria and Newcastle) arrange a way for students to find a church in Newcastle that is for them. Whether you’re a fresher or a current student looking out for a church then feel free to head over to the Hancock pub (2a Hancock Street, Newcastle, NE2 4PU) from 9.30am every Sunday from 25th Sept-30th October. There will be a breakfast roll, tea and coffee there plus a range of churches for you to meet, one of the student leaders will be there to answer any questions and if you wish to visit to show you the way for the 10.30am start.


This is being arranged by the Christian Unions which you can check out here:




If you do visit on a Sunday morning we’re running free student lunches every Sunday in October after church in the basement. It’s a great chance to meet other students and find out what City Church is all about as well as ways you can get stuck in.


Student Meetings

On Tuesday evenings the students meet together on the 2nd floor of the Castle gate at 7.30pm. This is our chance to get deeper into God’s word, worship Him for all He is, pray for one another, get out into the city for mission work, but also play games and eat cake.


We also love getting out of the city and exploring the beautiful area surrounding Newcastle like the beach or countryside.

Student Weekend away is a highlight and usually takes place around February/March- Not to be missed!

Keep an eye out for the man and women’s days and other opportunities to connect to the wider church for building one another up and being together as family.


What’s on?


Tues 13th Sept – Whole Church Devoted, our termly get together with the whole church to pray about wider issues.

Tues 20th Sept – Come see what students is all about

Tues 27th Sept – Come see what students is all about


Sun 2nd Oct- Student Lunches after church!

Tues 4th Oct- Worship, prayer and testimony night

Sunday 9th Oct – Student Lunches after church!

Tues 11th Oct – Come hear our vision for students over the coming term.

Sunday 16th Oct- Student Lunches after church!

Tues 18th Oct- Devoted, a night of prayer and worship

Sunday 23rd Oct- Student Lunches after church!

Tues 25th Oct – Student night and talk

Sunday 30th Oct- Student Lunches after church!


Tues 1st Nov – Seminar night, choose from a range of topics around student life

Saturday 5th Nov – Bonfire night social

Sunday 6th Nov – Feed a student

Tues 8th Nov – Mission equipping workshops

Tues 15th Nov – Mission night

Saturday 19th Nov – Escape to Northumberland.

Tues 22nd Nov- Prayer and reflection evening

Tues 29th Nov- Student night and talk


Tues 6th Dec- Devoted, a night of prayer and worship

Sun 11th Dec – Carols in the City – our annual carol service.

Tues13th Dec- Christmas social


Meet the Student Leaders


Name: Molly Thompson

Job: Learning Disability Nurse

Favourite Bible verse: Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”

Greatest lesson you learnt at uni? Putting bananas in your only food cupboard will make everything taste like bananas, including the dried pasta.

What you want to see students doing? Stepping out into everything God has for them and not to be afraid of what the world thinks, God is on your side.


Name: Molly Allen

Job: Study delivery associate

Bible verse: Romans 8:37-39 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Favourite animal? Polar Bear- There’s a human sized cuddly one in my living room, he’s called Sir Percival.

What do you want to see students doing this year? To see people passionately have faith in the truths that they are so loved and valued; that they have identity in God’s kingdom. And for this to overflow into the lives of others as missional lifestyles become a normality.


Name: Matt George

Job: City Church Intern

Favourite bible verse: 1 John 4:7-10 ” Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Lessons from uni? Before you do your laundry make sure it’s a washer not a dryer.

What do you want to see students doing? To see students constantly being changed by the love of Christ through his spirit and word and for this to outwardly show in uni life.



Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/citychurchstudents
Instagram: @citychurchstudents
Email: citychurchstudents@gmail.com


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