Churches

The CU is not a church.

Settling into a local church is essential for fellowship with people of all ages – older and wiser Christians can provide an invaluable source of prayer and advice – and of course an opportunity to grow spiritually, by learning more and getting plugged in to activities.

Where do I start?

Below is a list of some of the churches in the local area. A good idea would be to pick a few that you’d like to visit. Seek others’ recommendations, and be prepared to try somewhere a bit different from your home church. Go and visit, and then pray about it.

As you can see, there are churches in both Coventry and Leamington. Of course the most important thing is to find a church you like, but travel options may play a role in your decision. It helps to go to a church in the same place that you’re living; so many students that go on to live in Leamington will seek a church there in their first year, in anticipation of staying there in their second year.

List of local churches

Please do check the websites and Facebook pages of churches to get the latest information. While we try to keep this page up-to-date, the churches themselves will always have the most accurate information on their events!

Churches in Coventry

We are an open and friendly church who seek to make all visitors, students and friends welcome. We are committed to using the Bible to determine how we meet together, how we worship and what we do in the community. We are convinced that God is just as relevant to our world today as when the Bible was written and seek to share this with everyone.  We are a fellowship that reaches out into our community and our mission statement is “Reaching people for Jesus, helping each other to become committed and effective disciples of Christ”.

Time: 10.30am with refreshments after the service

Transport: If you’re coming from Campus, we are a 15 mins walk from 11 bus that stops on Broad Lane near Sainsbury’s, or from city centre, the 8A bus stops by the shops, near the church building.  We are willing to arrange lifts if required.

Website: www.apec-coventry.org.uk

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/APECcov

Last updated in September 2021

We’re a friendly, Evangelical church at the heart of Canley. We make everyone feel welcome through our services & community Cafe, as well as our student lunches on the first and third Sunday of every month.

Time: 11am

Transport: CCC is within walking distance of campus. Our postcode is CV4 8DA.

Website: https://canley.org.uk

Contact: www.canley.org.uk/contact

Christian Life Ministries (or ‘CLM’ as we are usually known) is a vibrant, multi-national, Pentecostal church, with over 50 different nationalities represented, from across all age groups.

Sunday services provide the main context for corporate worship and teaching, although connection, discipleship and outreach are outworked through a growing number of midweek ministries, meetings and small groups.

Time: 9:15am (livestream and in-person) and 11:30am (in-person only)

You can keep up to date with changes to CLM church gatherings and events via our website.

Transport: From the Bus Interchange – National Express (11 Platinum or 12x platinum – express) OR Stagecoach U12 towards Coventry and stop outside Little Park Street/Herbert Gallery for all. You will need to walk through an underpass when approaching CLM Church.

Website: http://www.clmchurch.co.uk

Contact: students@clmchurch.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clmstudents

Last updated in August 2021

We are a vibrant, growing, hope-filled community of all ages and over 50 nationalities. We are passionate about partnering with other city churches to serve the city around us and to share the hope we’ve found in Jesus Christ. The Student & Young Adult (SYA) community meets at 7.30 every Tuesday in term time for teaching, worship and social nights all aimed at helping you in your walk with Jesus.

Time: 10am (in person and online) and 12pm

Transport: Buses (11, 12X) will take you to Coventry Rail Station; the Elim Building is a short 10 minute walk from the station.

Website: https://www.elim-coventry.org.uk

Contact: our student worker Joe@elim-coventry.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SYAElim

Last updated in September 2021

We are an evangelical church in the centre of Coventry. Students can expect a warm welcome from the church family. We seek to present unchanging Bible truth in a contemporary and accessible way. To demonstrate love in action within and outside the church community.

We run a student Bible study on Fridays from 18:00-20:00 at the LFS site for a meal and a deeper look into the Word of God together.

Time: 9:30am, 11:30am and 6:30pm 

Transport: There is transportation available from campus. Text Janet Cordle (Non-Student) for further details on 07707 352958.

Contact: If you’d like to know more, get in touch with our student workers, Sophia Browne (sophia.browne@hillfiends.church) and Manus Wong (manus.wong@hillfields.church)

Website: https://www.hillfields.church

Last updated October 2021

Holy Trinity is a vibrant city centre church with a heart for sharing Jesus and His love, serving the poor more effectively and engaging with our community through our services and historic building.

A key scripture for us is Matthew 5:13-16 taken from The Message version of the Bible, which talks about being salt and light to those around us. From this our vision is: Jesus first; Being transformed together; Church for everyone!

We run a Sunday lunch and Bible study for students, called Soup & Crumble, twice a month, and you’d be so welcome to join us.

Time: Normal service times on a Sunday are 9:30am, 11am and 5pm, with the two largest services being 9:30 and 11am.

Transport: As we are in the centre of town, between Primark and the old Cathedral, any city centre bus can get to us. From Warwick Campus, the most frequent is the 11.

Website: https://www.holytrinitycoventry.org.uk

We are a non-denominational, multi-cultural, multi-faceted church that believes everybody is called to be somebody in Christ and we want to help you become the somebody God has called you to be. 
 
We meet at the JCT Centre, 7 Lamb Street, CV1 4AE. 

Time: Sundays 11:30am for Pre-Service Fellowship, 12pm for Main Service 
Saturdays 6pm – FaithFamily (Virtual & Physical) 
 
Transport: A car will be available at Coach Park at 11:15-11:30am
Call Morin on 07938 016 025 for more details.
 
Contact: Call 07426 916 234 or email hello@ichapelcoventry.com 
 
Facebook:  International Chapel Coventry, @ichapelcoventry 

Jubilee Church Coventry is a member of Catalyst, part of Newfrontiers, an international family of churches. We believe that God has set us on a mission to become a strong city-wide church, and to reach outwards to other cities and nations. We are a young and lively church who love Jesus and want to know Him more through His Word and through the presence of the Holy Spirit. We’d love to meet you.

Time: 10:15

Transport: Usually there is a minibus from campus which departs from the top of Health Centre Road at 9:45, and public transport.

Whilst we are usually at the Henry Fry Community Centre, this does sometimes vary, so we recommend checking the website week on week for our location.

Website: http://www.jubileechurchcoventry.org

Last updated in September 2021

We are committed to making Jesus known through the bible and Holy Spirit. Our hearts is Prayer, Relational communities. Developing leaders. Giving to the poor. We support students through university life. We provide lifts to church, lunches, mid-week groups and social events. We grow & nurture, not only your faith but your talents as well. We have opportunities with music, technical & hospitality.

Time: 10.30am. 10.15am for refreshments

Transport: Buses: 23 or 23A West Midlands Travel, 61, 61A, 61S Travel De Courcey. Members of Kings can provide lifts if needed.

Website: https://www.kingschurchcoventry.org

We’re a growing church with opportunities to serve and grow in your walk with God. Our leaders were very active in the CUs at Uni and know the value of a church family while studying. So if you need a meal, a tour of the city, a chance to develop your gifts, or a place of refuge where you can hang out with a cuppa / chat and learn more about God and His purpose for your life, we’re here for you.

Time: 9.30am Prayer – 10.00am for refreshments – 10.45am main service – refreshments / lunches afterwards

Transport: We are on the bus route Faseman Avenue, JAR Route:6A which literally drops you outside the church (SMS code: nwmtpmpt) – there is also on street parking for cars and bike racks for the green traveller.

Website: www.LWBC.org.uk

We come from different backgrounds to worship Christ and meet one another. Together we share the hope Christ places in our hearts and discover more about what faith means as part of the Christian family, rooted in God’s love. We’re excited about the City of Culture and about meeting you!

Time: 10:30am

Transport: Cycle, bus, or train to Coventry city centre, we’re next door to The Wave and The Spire, and there’s a fountain outside our front door.

Website: http://centralhall.info

Last updated in August 2020

Queens Road Baptist Church is a friendly, busy, lively, city-wide Baptist church located close to the centre of the city we seek to serve.

Time: 10.30am and 6.30pm

Transport: Church is in central location so easily accessible for Railway Station, Bus links and walking

Website: qrbc.co.uk

St Christopher’s Church part of the Church of England.  We are a community of all ages, in the heart of our community, serving Allesley Park and Whoberley on the west of  Coventry. Everyone is welcome, from the very youngest to the oldest. Together we seek to live out our mission – “God’s family; loving like Jesus”. 

Our main weekly gathering, attended by people of all ages, is relaxed and informal with band-led music (a mixture of hymns and modern worship songs), prayer and relevant biblical teaching. We have a growing number of young adults as part of our church, and we would love you to join us!

Time: 10am

Transport: If you’re coming from Campus, we are 20 mins walk from 11 bus that stops near Sainsbury’s, or from city centre, 23 bus stops opposite the church building.

Website: stchristopher.org.uk

Facebook: fb.com/stchriscoventry

Last updated in September 2021

We are a charismatic Church of England church. We have two Holy Communion Services per week and an all-age gathering, preceded by hot drinks and pastries. The all-age gathering has singing with a live band, provision for the children, Bible message, prayer and space to hear from God and respond to Him. We have a good number of young adults who meet regularly in small groups & socially.

Time: 9.00am and 10.45am

Transport: We can arrange transport from University, or the 11 bus stops nearby at Sainsbury’s

Website: https://www.stjamesfletch.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stjamesfletch

We are a modern evangelical church situated in the near the city centre of Coventry. At St James we really love to welcome students and young adults alike to look at how we impact this generation for Jesus. We run various different groups/events throughout the year in which to not only hang out together and build community, but to know Jesus more intimately.

Time: 10:00am

Transport: We provide lifts from campus upon request and you can also reach us by bus.

Website: http://www.stjam.es

Contact: office@stjam.es

We are a charismatic Anglican church about a ten minute walk away from Warwick uni campus. We have a congregation of around 200, across the generations, and value multi-generational church and worship. We have a long history of students at St John’s, and have regular student small groups, socials and lunches. There’s plenty to get involved in!

Time: 10:15 for teas and coffees, for a 10:30 start

Transport: Walking distance from central campus

Website: https://stjohnswestwood.co.uk

St Mark’s is a lively church in the heart of the city of Coventry, planted as part of the HTB network of churches in 2017. The 6pm Gathering is ideal for Students and Young Professionals, with times of sung worship, a Bible-based talk and opportunity for prayer. Our Gatherings are relaxed and we aim to give a great welcome! We also run a student night every Tuesday at 7:30pm, with free food, some worship, and a talk. We look forward to meeting you!

Time: 10.30am and 6pm

Transport: Public transport, Pool Meadow Bus Station is just a 5 minute walk away.

Website: https://www.stmarkscoventry.org

Instagram: @stmarks_students

Contact: students@stmarkscoventry.org

Last updated October 2021

We are an informal family-friendly Anglican church with a passion for seeing the Kingdom of God come in Canley. We organise our own lives and that of our church around worship, community and mission. We have a range of Sunday services across the month, including ‘Celebration week’ (food, testimony and creative worship), Communion services and Family services.

Time: 10:30am

Transport: We are about a 25 minute walk from campus. Alternatively you can get the 18A bus to ‘Ten Shilling Wood’, which is right by the church.

Website: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/12945

Time: 10:30

Transport: Public Transport (pending update)

Website: https://www.coventryvineyard.org

Churches in Kenilworth

Making disciples of Jesus, as disciples, to the glory of God. That’s what KCC is all about. We’re a new church plant in Kenilworth; recently established with support from Emmanuel Church and Myton Church to reach Kenilworth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope to be a gospel-hearted church – worshipping God, as family, telling the gospel and doing good.

Time: 4:30pm

Transport: You can take the 11 bus from Warwick campus interchange, which takes 10 minutes, so the 4:18pm should get you here in time! We’re also only 3.9 miles away, so you can easily cycle or walk.

Website: https://www.kencchurch.org.uk

Last updated October 2021

Word of Life is a new, family church that meets in Kenilworth. We are a charismatic, non-denominational church with services that are informal and discussion-based, with refreshments.

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Transport: We meet at the Kenilworth Centre, CV8 1QJ. To get there from campus, take the 11 bus from the University Interchange to Shops (Stand A) and the Kenilworth Centre is just behind the shops, in the Abbey End Car Park.

Website: wol.org.uk

Contact: Zac Abraham admin@wol.org.uk

Last updated in September 2021

Churches in Warwick & Leamington

We aim to be a warm, relaxed family-friendly church, welcoming of all. Around 100 gather on Sunday mornings from various cultures, backgrounds & ages. We use an eclectic mixture of worship styles. Evenings are led by church members in a variety of styles (14-20 attend). We are firmly committed to prayer, bible teaching and mission, including to the new housing south of the town & the homeless.

Time: 10.30am & 6.30pm (BST); 10.30am & 4pm (GMT)

Transport: Check local websites for best information. Best parking near church is Priory Road, CV34 4NA (free) or St Nicholas, CV34 4NL (50p per 30 mins)

Website: https://warwickbaptists.org.uk

Christ Church is a community of Christians in Leamington Spa, building a church that is vibrant, loving and outward looking. Our priority is reaching out to those that are lost and need to hear Jesus’ message of new life. We are an evangelical, charismatic church, and even if students are only with us for a season, our heart is that we would build something meaningful together.

Time: 10:30am with welcome breakfast from 10am.

Services are also still being live streamed, to access the live stream please go to www.christchurch.org.uk/live

Transport: Easy to access on public transport. Lifts are available subject to demand.

Website: www.christchurch.org.uk

Contact: faith@christchurch.org.uk

Last updated in August 2021

A welcoming church family with strong Bible teaching ministry, and a genuine heart for students. We offer Sunday lunch with families and a great student study programme. The 300+ congregation is a mix of all ages and backgrounds, the service format is easy to follow, and has a mix of traditional and contemporary music. If you stay, ask about student membership!

Time: 10.30am at North Leamington School and 6pm at Heath Terrace

Transport: Minibus from ‘Bluebell’ roundabout on Warwick Campus at 9.45am

Website: https://www.emmanuel-church.org.uk

Contact: contact@emmanuel-church.org.uk

Last updated October 2021

Family friendly church near Leamington centre. Worship focused around the presence of God using Bethel Music. We are linked with Bethel, Redding, California. Bible based teaching and mid week groups for growing.

Time: 10.30am

Transport: Can pick up from campus first four weeks of the first term.

Website: http://www.jubilee-leamington.co.uk

Contact: Chris Catto at chriscatto@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jubilee-Leamington-1933520170036239

Last updated October 2021

LSBC are a friendly and welcoming church family where you are never just another face lost in the crowd. We love Jesus, love the bible, love it when the Spirit moves, and would love to get to know you. Our worship is informal and contemporary without forgetting where we came from. The evening service tends to be more intimate.

Time: 10:30 am and 6:30 pm

Transport: The U1 Unibus stops at the top of the Parade in Leamington. This is less than 5 minutes walk from the Church.

Website: leambaptist.uk

Contact: Peter den Haan minister@leambaptist.uk

Facebook: fb.me/leambaptist

Last updated in August 2021

We are an exciting, growing church for people of all ages, backgrounds & nationalities. Belonging to the AoG family of churches, we are a Pentecostal-Evangelical church, which means we are Bible-based & open to the Holy Spirit. Our services offer a contemporary & engaging feel to worship, and students are really looked after, with opportunities to have lunches, serve on teams and join Life Groups.

Time: 10:30 – 11:45 (Doors open at 10:00 for refreshments)

Transport: Students tend to get the bus from Campus (buses – U1 or 11). The church will reimburse all bus tickets for the first term to help you settle in.

Website: www.life-cc.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LccUKinfo

Among 300 regulars, Myton Church has vibrant group of young adults including some from overseas. Our Sunday services are part of our wider worship of living authentic Christ-like lives ‘24/7’. As a Church, we want to enable students to seize the particular challenges and opportunities that this stage of life brings to a follower of Jesus, and to do so in relation to other generations.

Time: 10am, 11:30am and 8pm

Transport: For morning service(s) – minibus /car pick up from main campus bus stop (Interchange) at 10am. Evening – by arrangment

Website: http://mytonchurch.org.uk

Last updated October 2021

We are a lively evangelical charismatic Anglican Church and our vision is Encountering God, Rooted in Christ and Transforming Lives. During our 10:30am service the worship is band led. We are passionate about serving with the poor (CAP debt centre, mentoring, Celebrate Recovery, Alpha, Foodbank), great for those interested in serving God amongst young families, youth and those who find themselves on the margins of society.

Time: 8am (traditional Holy Communion), 10:30am (informal), 6pm (quieter service).

Transport: Buses run to Leamington and our church has a bus stop right outside (67 and 67A) or walkable from the bottom of town.

Website: http://www.stmarysleamington.com

Summary: We are a large, lively, evangelical Anglican church in the heart of Leamington Spa with a vision to see Leamington changed, one life at a time. We want to show the love of Jesus to our whole community through creating wholehearted, missional disciples of all ages. We are committed to living our whole lives devoted to Him.
We would love for St Paul’s to be a home for you whilst you are at university and maybe, beyond.

Our heart for students is that you will feel nurtured, equipped, and encouraged to live wholeheartedly for Jesus wherever he has placed you.
We long to be a community who are unrelenting in our pursuit of God and seeing His Kingdom in our lives, on campus and in Leamington. We want to do all we can to help you grow in your relationships with one another and with God.

Time: Most of our students attend our evening service at 6:30pm. We gather as a student community at 5pm for a meal, prayer, and fellowship beforehand.

Transport: Transport via the number 11 bus from campus to Leamington spa or lifts from other students/church family members.

Website: https://www.stpl.org.uk

Contact: Our student worker is called Jem and he would love to connect with you, do email him at jem.wardle@stpl.org.uk or send him a WhatsApp – 07716639776

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsleamstudents

Last updated October 2021

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