New Students

Student Ministry at Kings

Kings is a lively Christian community worshipping at the heart of Durham City. We are committed to the preaching of Scripture, open to the work of the Holy Spirit and active in mission and service in the local community.

Students from all sorts of church backgrounds (and none) are involved at Kings. We are a charismatic evangelical church, linked to the Ichthus Christian Fellowship in London and a member of the Evangelical Alliance. Whoever you are and wherever you are from you will find a warm welcome here.

We have various activities specifically for students, including clusters and cells, Appleby cafe, student housepartyAlpha and the June Project summer mission, but we encourage students to participate in all aspects of church life.

Our main prayer for you as a new student is that you get stuck into one of the many local churches in Durham. We have written a letter of guidance on how to think through principles about finding a church.

Words of Wisdom

We asked our recent graduates if they had any advice for Christian freshers moving to Durham. Here are a few of the responses:

Pick a church and get stuck in, but be honest about where you’re at spiritually rather than pretending that you’ve got it sorted from day one.
Hannah Rich

Use church as a place and community to teach you how to love those around you even when they’re very different from you. Here is a safe place to discover, have fun and find support in a busy university life.
Dave McFarlane

Get stuck into church fast! Put it out there straight away that you’re a Christian and love Jesus – it will make it so much easier for you and others
Harri Endersby

Freshers To-do List

1. Visit us on a Sunday

This is the obvious one but is by far the best way of seeing what Kings is like. We have two Sunday services during term-time and it’s worth checking them all out if you can but Morning Worship is top of the list!

2. Come and see us at Freshers Fair

Freshers Fair

Look out for our stall at Freshers Fair on 2nd and 3rd October! There will be an opportunity to meet some of us, ask questions, find out more about the church, and sign up to the Freshers contact list.

3. Join us for lunch

We will be having a student lunch at 1pm after Morning Worship on 7th and 14th October. This is an opportunity to meet some older students, more new students, eat free food and hear more about the church.

4. Come to our ‘Intro to Kings’ event

Intro To Kings

On Tuesday 9th October we are putting an event on for new students to Kings. There will be a free hot meal along with a talk, and an introduction to what we do at Kings and how you can get involved. There will be student leaders, interns and staff there who you can talk to and get to know. It starts at 7pm and is in The Appleby Rooms. We look forward to seeing you there!

5. And in the meantime…

  • Have a good look around the rest of the King’s website, particularly the Students section.
  • Follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.
  • Get in contact if you have questions or just want to say hi. Email or find us on Student Linkup.
  • Sign up to the Freshers Contact List
    (Don’t worry we won’t keep your details forever; this is just so we can be in contact for the first few weeks of term to let you know what is going on, welcome you to Durham and invite you to church.)