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Welcome To London

First of all, let me say welcome to London!

You’re just beginning the most exciting years of your life in one of the greatest cities in the world.

As a student, you have more time than ever on your hands (even if it doesn’t feel like it now). With so much to discover, experience and enjoy we’re really glad you’ve taken time to check us out and we’d love to tell you more about what it’s like being part of our church family and student life here.

At St Helens, we’re all about Jesus!

We think making the most of your time in London looks like getting to know Him better personally, and making Him known throughout London. It’s why as a church family, we love to spend time together hearing God speak to us through his Word, the Bible. And through it to be equipped to love and serve one another as we meet in small groups, or as a whole family; praying and encouraging each other to love him more and live our lives for Him.

It would be great to get to know you better and welcome you in person, so why not come and say hello one Sunday?

Student Minister

Being A Student Here

Being a student at St Helens means you are part of the student community within our church family, with many opportunities to build genuine and Christ centred friendships.

Every week, as students we get together a number of times:

On Sundays at 6pm, at St Helen’s Bishopsgate
This is our main weekly meeting when we hear from God’s Word, the Bible, sing and pray together and have a chance to eat and chat together afterwards.

On Wednesdays at 7.15pm, at St Peter’s Cornhill (from Oct 3rd)
We eat together and then study the Bible in smaller groups of 8-12 students before responding to God in prayer. This is a great opportunity to dig deeper into what God has to say to us.

Reading the Bible one to one
If you’d like to, we can also link you up with an older member of the church family to look at the Bible and pray together.

As well as our regular weekly stuff, we also have some bigger events that happen during the year.

Here are just a few of the things that are going on:

Student Welcome Party (26 Sep)
Everything kicks off with our Welcome Party. It’s a great evening to get to know other students, hear a talk about making the most of your time at university and enjoy a free meal!

The Essential Mix – ‘October Student Weekend (26-27 Oct)
This is a weekend of talks and activities based in and around St Helen’s to help us think through some of the essentials of the Christian life. It’s a great way to get to know other students and invest in existing relationships. For many it’s a highlight of their time at St Helen’s.

TASC – ‘New Year Student Get Away’ (3-6 Jan)
We spend 4 days away in the countryside, getting to know each other and having fun together, hearing God speaking in the Bible and enjoying the great outdoors (or the great indoors, if you prefer!)

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We'd Love To Meet You

We think making the most of your time in London looks like getting to know Jesus – whether that’s for the first time, or whether it’s deepening your relationship with Him, we’d love for you to visit us as St Helen’s and get involved.

We know that it can be quite difficult to walk into a new church if you don’t know anyone. So if you’d like, we’d love to meet you beforehand and spend some time getting to know you better.

Just drop us an email at [email protected] and let us know your name and where you’re studying.

The drink’s on us!


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