Coming to Manchester for uni this September? We’d love to welcome you!
Whether you’re a keen Christian or a sceptic trying to figure out the big questions of life, we want to help you flourish spiritually, by learning about who Jesus is and what life with him is all about. We believe this happens best through quality Bible teaching, in the context of warm, genuine community. We want to offer Grace Church as a home away from home for you, so why not check us out!
There’s lots to get stuck-in to as a student in Grace Church. See further below for the basics, but here are also some things we’ve planned for you, particularly if you’re new this term:
Student Meeting Point: On Sept 19th, 26th, and Oct 3rd, we’ll have a meeting point for new students, so we can walk to church together. Meet outside Tim Horton’s (M13 0JN) at 10.20am.
Welcome lunches: On those same dates we'll be hosting free student lunches where you can meet us, enjoy some good food, and find out more about student life at the church.
Adopt-a-student: Escape the student bubble and get linked up with a couple/family from the broader church, who'll have you round for dinner a few times over the year.
To register interest for any of these, or just to say hello and get in touch, fill in our sign-up form:
Student life at Grace Church
Every Sunday evening during term we have our student bible study. We meet in a cosy home environment, with plenty of time to hang out, chat and eat a tasty meal together. We then learn more about Jesus by digging into the bible, and discussing it in smaller groups. This is our central student-focused activity at Grace Church, and many of our students would say that coming along has been transformative for them, both relationally and spiritually.
We also have other events happening on Sunday evenings throughout the year including prayer meetings, socials, and Christmas/Summer parties.
We’ll be running a weekend away just after January exams in 2022 – a great time to escape out of the city for the chance to deepen relationships, get focused bible teaching, and have fun!
Wider church life
Although we have a specific programme for students, we are passionate about you being integrated into the wider church family. You'll be given opportunities to serve, come into church membership, and get to know other Christians outside the student bubble. All in all, our students are a core part of our church, and we want you to feel as much connection and ownership as anyone else in Grace Church!
We give our students the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring, where you can meet up regularly with an older Christian at Grace Church. This is a great way to receive personal input and support in your Christian life whilst you’re with us.