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.

Due to the current pandemic, this information may not be correct, as not all services are running as normal. Please visit the websites and Facebook pages of churches for up-to-date information on current arrangements.

Due to the current pandemic, this information may not be correct, as not all services are running as normal. Please visit the websites and Facebook pages of churches for up-to-date information on current arrangements.

List of local churches

Churches in Coventry

We’re a friendly, Evangelical church at the heart of Canley. We make everyone feel welcome through our services & community Cafe & student lunches.

Time: 11am

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

Website: https://canley.org.uk/

Contact: Danny Yen (Student), 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: Usually we would meet physically across three services 9:15am, 11:30am, 6.00pm, however as we continue to adhere to Government guidelines, main services will be available through YouTube at 9.15am and 11.30am. Life groups will also be running weekly via Zoom. To find out more about getting involved as a student, please email students@clmchurch.co.uk.

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

Transport: From Bus Interchange – National Express towards Coventry (every 7 mins) – 11, 11U and stop outside Herbert Gallery or 12X (express) and stop at Pool Meadow Bus Station(please check official websites for further updates based on COVID-19 guidelines)

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

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. We hold student worship nights, social nights and small groups to help all new students find a home.

Time: Main service – 11am (coffee from 10am) / SYA Collective – 7pm (first sunday of the month)

Transport: Buses (11, 12X) head regularly to the city centre. The Belgrade Theatre, where we meet on Sunday mornings, is a short walk from Pool Meadow Bus station.

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

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.

Time: 9:30am and 11:30am and 6:30pm 

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

Website: https://hillfields.church/

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!

Time: Normal service times on a Sunday are 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am and 4:30 pm, with the two largest services being 9:30 and 11 am. However, during this time of COVID 19 we are opening up more slowly. We have a 9:30 am Zoom service, and a 10:30 am service at the church, and a 10:30 am service which we livestream weekly on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/holytrinitycoventry).

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/

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.

TimeWe are no longer meeting physically for now. We have our online service, 10:15-11:15 each week. You can find the zoom details in the ‘What’s happening?’ section of our website. (Before COVID-19 we met at 09:15 & 11:15)

Starting 20th September, following the service we will also be having a Zoom “Student Coffee & Chat”, allowing any new students tuning in to our online services to meet other students, and also connect with some of our 18-30s team. This will involve breakout rooms too, and we’ll be doing as best we can to make this as less daunting for new students as possible!
 

We’ll also be running 18-30’s socials online throughout the year, and also “18-30’s Nights” which will be more of a service style – they will be aimed at students and young adults with the aim of tackling tough topics. Further info on this will be on our website and on our Jubilee Church 18-30s page: https://www.facebook.com/18to30satjubilee 

Transport: There won’t be a minibus service from campus until we are able to meet together again. (Usually there is a minibus from campus at 10:20 for the 11.15am service and public transport)

Website: http://www.jubileechurchcoventry.org

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: Usually 10:30am (but enquire whilst Covid-19 arrangements in place).

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/

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 page: fb.com/stchriscoventry  

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 Page: 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 & 6:30pm

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

Website: http://www.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://westwoodchurch.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 look forward to meeting you.

Time: 10.30am and 6pm

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

September service arrangements: Our plan is to host three in-person services, at 9:30am, 11:30am and 6:00pm. Please view the church website, where further details on how to attend will be announced closer to September.

We will be strongly adhering to guidelines, in order to welcome our Church community back safely, and we particularly look forward to meeting any students who may be new to the area!

Website: https://www.stmarkscoventry.org/

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 churchplant 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: Public transport

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

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: Plans for September: We are now gathering in person on Sunday mornings with doors opening at 10:45 and the service starting at 11am. To reserve your seat please email samantha@christchurch.org.uk or call 01926 777000.

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.

Website: www.christchurch.org.uk

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 6.30pm at Heath Terrace

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

Plans for September: Given the need for social distancing during the pandemic are plans are:

Morning services 10:30am livestreamed on the church website.

Evening services 6:00pm in-person (from 23rd August) and livestreamed from Heath Terrace. At present, due to restricted numbers please book to attend an in-person service by contacting leo.lucas@emmanuel-church.org.uk

We also plan to run our regular meetings for students either in-person or online. Our plans will adjust according to the government guidance. Please contact leo.lucas@emmanuel-church.org.uk for further details or to join our mailing list.

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

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.

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

Medium sized family Church, meeting for worship twice on Sunday. Morning service fairly traditional family service. Currently in ‘pastoral vacancy’, dependant on visiting speakers, so style will vary each week. Evening services led by members of the fellowship; much more intimate and less formal. We invite you to either or both services.

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: www.leamington-baptist.org.uk

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 – 12:00 (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

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: 10.30am and 7.00pm

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/

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). In September we will continue with online content and hope to gather physically in the building morning and evening (see our website for more information).

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

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.

Time: In normal season we have an 8am, quiet Holy Communion, 10:30am Morning Service (occasionally All Age) and 6:30pm Evening Service. Because we are a larger church, for the moment we continue to meet online at 10:30am, and the link is on our website – please check it for details of changes.

Transport: Transport via public transport or lifts from other students/church family members.

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