We love students at St James.
We want to see you grow in faith and become the amazing person God has created you to be!
We believe that finding a local church that you can call home is one of the most important steps as you start university life – so come along and get stuck in!
The St James in the City student group meets on Monday evenings at 7pm. We share food, worship, and small group Bible study & discussion. There's plenty of opportunity to get to know the group (and God) better.
Don't worry if you're new to the Christian faith or haven't been a regular church-goer in the past - we welcome you to come as you are, eat some food, ask some questions and make some friends.
A number of people within our Church family offer mentoring support to students, and we’d love to team you up with a mentor to support you as you grow in faith.
We also run a mid-week congregation called "The Brewery" at The Dispensary on Renshaw Street. This space is intentionally missional. We spend an hour on Thursday evenings catching up over a drink, and playing a few table top games; and then shift into a chat about the video content released earlier in the week. The Brewery is designed to make it as easy as possible to invite your friends into Christian community and to introduce them to Jesus. For more information, click here or contact John, our Student Pastor.
Meet the Family
Our 10:30am, 4pm and 6:30pm (term time only) services are the best opportunity to meet with our wider church family and worship with all ages. We're blessed at St James to have young families and more mature Christians in our congregation. We can learn so much from doing life with people outside of our age-group! Let's make the most of it on Sundays.
What does church look like?
Sunday services at St James used to take place under canvas in our tent within the old building of St James! While our building was being refurbished we were meeting in St Aidan's Centre in St James' House. Now we're back in our newly renovated building at St James in the City! We have student lunch after the morning service every week and usually pop to the pub for a drink after the evening service.
Each service features live contemporary worship music with a challenging sermon, prayer, bible reading and ministry time. We celebrate Holy Communion together once a month.
We aim to have larger scale student socials at least twice a term. These can consist of everything from going out for a big meal together, to laser quest, to trampoline parks! They're a great way to get to know everyone and access the community!
What's best for you?
It's so important that every student is part of an engaging Christian community. Whether it's Sunday Church, a midweek group, through the CU , Just Love, or all of the above, we encourage you to be involved in the best ways to grow in your own faith journey.
In 2021, we released 'Tent Talks', a student podcast made by students for students! Have a listen as the guys talk everything from Mother's Day to their favourite tipple. It's a podcast not to be missed. Click the icon below to listen on Spotify!
Here's some of our amazing students sharing their experience of StJ!