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The CU is a place for everybody and is made up of people from different backgrounds. It is a place to have a great time with people, explore Christianity and tell others about the great news of Jesus! 

We’d love to welcome you to our weekly meeting, UNITE, where we meet to worship, pray, equip and learn from God’s word with a vision to go and tell others about our great God! This takes place every Tuesday in the Christ Church Chapel starting at 7:30.

We’ve got loads going on across Freshers week though. Check out our fresher’s timetable and TERM CARD to see all! But who runs the CU? While we see the Christian Union as a communual place for people there are some people here with leadership roles. This is the committee! Check them out HERE

Fancy finding out more? Get in touch with us on social media:

Like our Facebook page

Join our Facebook group.

Follow us on Twitter: @CanterburyCU

Email us: canterburychristchurch@outlook.com

See how the Christian Unions across the UK and beyond came into being and the purpose behind it:

A huge part of our vision as a CU is to to tell the thousands of other students on our campus about the great news of Jesus! Here’s a video summing up our 2014 Easter events week called ‘A Lot Can Happen in 3 Days’.




These are the people that help the CU run well and smoothly. Click on their picture to find out a little bit more about who they are and what they do here at CCCCU



At Christ Church we believe that they is more to Christianity than just Sunday mornings. That’s why we have events going on all through the week for different people and different reasons! Prayer meetings, Tea and Toast, and worship nights are just a few of the things you can come to expect from Christ Church Christian Union.

To help you work out what happens when, below is our term card that should hopefully keep you informed as to what events and going ons are going on at the Christian Union. Never miss an event! Remember, to keep FULLY up to date, make sure you’ve liked our FACEBOOK PAGE

Download our 2014/15 Term 1 card here: Term Card Term 1 (1)

Think there’s something we’ve missed? Head on over to the contact  section and we’ll try and get the event added!

We love to welcome fresher’s to the CU and that’s why we have events running throughout the entire 2 weeks of Fresher’s!

Download our 2014/15 Freshers timetable here: fresher’s 2014 timetable

If you’re new to Christ Church and want to come to the CU then please do join our Facebook Group

Just to give you an idea of what we get up to at CU, here are some pictures of some events we’ve run!


We believe that it is important to look at things outside of the CU as
well as connecting to what we do on Tuesdays and beyond. This is why we have
put together this page with useful links to a few websites that may be of
interest. We also have a full list of churches around Canterbury that has been
put together to allow you to learn more about what they have to offer the students
of Christ Church.

This is where recordings of any of events will appear also! Coming soon!


We believe that it is important to look at things outside of the CU as
well as connecting to what we do on Tuesdays and beyond. This is why we have
put together this page with useful links to a few websites that may be of
interest. We also have a full list of churches around Canterbury that has been
put together to allow you to learn more about what they have to offer the students
of Christ Church.


Barton Evangelical Church:

Barton church is a growing church of all ages, with lots of families and young people.
We are a welcoming contemporary church seeking to relate to our culture and world from a clear Biblical foundation.
We have challenging bible teaching and a modern style of worship. Students can get involved in our mid-week Life groups,
student theology group and serve in church teams. Oh and don’t forget our weekly student lunches!

Sunday, 10:30am Canterbury College (Minibus from Keynes bus stop @ 10:00am)

Sunday, 6:30pm 32 Barton Road (5-week series in term time designed to train and equip Christians to live as whole-life disciples)



Or find us on Facebook – Barton Church Student Group

Canterbury Baptist Church (CBC):

Is a warm and diverse church. Our morning service has a mixture
of contempory and traditional worship with bible based teaching and our evening ‘Regeneration’ service
comprises of times of extended worship and relevent teaching for todays society. Our shared lunches and
‘Get Roasted’ lunches are definitely worth a try too!
Morning Service: 10.30 am
6.30 pm


The City Church:

A welcoming Newfrontiers church with a large and lively attendance. Our
vision is: To be a big community of radical disciples which impacts Canterbury, Whitstable and
beyond for Jesus. There is a team of dedicated student workers and student small groups to help you get
stuck into church!

Sunday mornings: 9am and 11am at Simon Langton Boy’s School. We also have
a meeting at Whitstable Community College, Sundays at 10:30am. City Church now operate a double-decker bus
service for students for both services from Keynes, Darwin and Park Wood. For more information on times please
check online:


Invision is City Church’s Sunday evening gathering for students. These are a mixture of worship, social and
fun events and a great time to connect with other students.

For more details about other events
such as the Alpha course or midweek small groups check out our website at

, find us on facebook at
or call 01227 455440.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Canterbury:

This is a spirit filled, bible believing
church with a vision and mission to reach-out the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ to our World, to
make heaven and to take as many people with us.

We meet every Sunday at:
St Stephens
Community Hall,
Tenterden drive, (off Downs Road)
Canterbury. CT2 7BN.

Time 10.00am to

There is a church bus pick up service for students. For further details, please phone:
07863160714 or alternatively: 07828714460.
Email: rccghgzcanterbury@yahoo.co.uk,

Emmanuel Church:

Emmanuel Church seeks to bring the Word of God to the church and to the
world. We are conservative in theology and radical in discipleship.

Our Sunday
services are at 10:30am at St. John’s Primary School (Kingsmead Primary School site) in the centre of
town and our 7:30pm evening meeting, Prepared to Serve, in St. Dunstan’s Church Hall. Each week in
Prepared to Serve we have a topical talk/seminar and time for questions and discussion. Over the course of the
year, we hope to cover a wide range of key issues that all Christians will want to grapple with.

Students straight away feel part of the Emmanuel Church family and help in different ways in the church.
We also have a student discipleship group meeting on Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm at Costa Coffee on the high street. But
our big aim is to get you living radical lives among fellow students for the honour of God’s name!;

See our website www.emmanuelcanterbury.org.uk

New Life:

A lively Pentecostal church situated on campus, New Life has an extremely
diverse community, with many international students.
Sunday, 10:30am Keynes Lecture Thetre 1



St Mary Bredin:

We are a charismatic evangelical Anglican Church, which is seeking to make Christ
known in our city. As the family of God here at SMB we hope to be a church with open doors where people of all ages,
young and old, are welcome and able to meet with God. There is a growing student group and plenty happening through the
week for students to get involved with including en:counter on a Thursday evening, which is a great time of
worship, teaching, and discussion. We also encourage everyone to get involved in serving, and there are plenty of
areas where that can happen. Come along and join us…and we know students love eating and chatting, so we have lunch
together at church after the morning service!
Take a look atwww.smb.org.uk/students
or email students@smb.org.uk for more info

Services are:
Sunday 10.30am (coffee from 10am)
Sunday 6.30pm (coffee from 6pm)

Canterbury Vineyard Church:

A welcoming, diverse and lively church with a big heart
for our city and the students that call Canterbury home. We have a strong student ministry and a
passionate team of student workers. Whether you fancy some free pizza at our student lunches, building
relationship at one of our parties or getting invested in one of our student small groups there is always
something going on for YOU! Our vision is: “To see a Gospel rooted/Kingdom focused church of
Real People dedicate themselves to sharing Jesus’ message and to bring Real Life to their sphere of relationship.”
We meet in Augustine Hall, in the Christ Church Library, near Canterbury Bus Station. Our Sunday morning
service starts at 10:30am and we run a mini bus shuttle service, picking students up at 10.05am from
in front of Venue.

Our Sunday evening student and 20 somethings service called THE
FORGE service also happens every other Sunday. It starts at 6:30pm with a mini bus pick up at 6:05pm from in
front of Venue.
Got questions about Christianity? Check out our ‘Religion Sucks’ Q&A sessions that
will be starting up on campus soon.
For more information about Canterbury Vineyard, where we meet,
Religion Sucks and our student work check out

Dayspring Community Church

A church that meets in Riverside Community Centre.
For more information, see our website:


St Andrews United reformed Church:

Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UA.
Morning meetings:
10.30am – 12pm
Evening: 6.30 – 8pm.

Young Adults house group: Tuesdays, 7.30-9.30pm,
Dan and Saskia Harris, 25 Viking Court, St Stephens Close, Canterbury CT2 7HZ. Tel: 0773 990 2695


Latest Updates /// August 28, 2014

We’ve got so much going on at the CU in Freshers week! Download our freshers 2014 timetable

Term 1 of University is fast approaching! Check out out our Term Card Term 1 (1)!

Website Upgrade /// July 1, 2014

Apologies for any problems that people may have encountered while visiting the site recently as we have now upgraded to a new content system. Thanks for your patience during this time!






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