Would you like to visit a British church to see what it is like? We can bring you along, explain the traditions and then take you home for a meal afterwards. Just contact us.
If you already go to church in your home country, we can help you find a church home here in the UK. There are many welcoming churches in Birmingham. Contact us with details of where you live and your church tradition – or you could consider one of these churches which partner with us and are set up to befriend international students during their time in the UK:
- Selly Park: St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s
This popular Anglican church contains many people who are very active in welcoming international (and local) students as it is so close to the University of Birmingham. (1 on map above)
- Selly Oak and Edgbaston: City Church
This Free Evangelical church has been very involved in running activities for internationals over many years. It meets in Edgbaston but also runs weekly activities for internationals in Tiverton Road, Selly Oak. (2a and 2b on map above)
- Selly Oak: Christian Life Church
This friendly Pentecostal church is made up of over 40 different nationalities. It also hosts one of our CAMEO women’s groups for female academics and students’ wives. (3 on map above)
- Harborne: Harborne Baptist Church
This welcoming church hosts one of our Globe Cafés and its pastor enjoys meeting internationals as he lived for many years overseas. (4 on map above)
- Harborne: St John’s Church
This well-known Anglican church has welcomed international students for many years and hosts one of our CAMEO groups for female academics and students’ wives. (5 on map above but NB – the church is temporarily meeting in Lordswood Girls School during building works – see the website for more details)
- Bournville: Riverside Church
This church aims to be welcoming and relevant to those without any Christian background. It runs many activities in the Bournville and Moseley areas. (6a and 6b on map above)
- Selly Oak: Encounter Church
This lively Pentecostal church is home to people from many cultures. (7 on map above)
- City Centre: Birmingham City Church
This is a large Pentecostal church with many nationalities and social activities. (10 on map above)
- City Centre: Chinese Evangelical Church
This church has services in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. It runs weekly Cantonese- and English-language activities for students at the church itself (8 on map above) and also supports a university society which runs Mandarin-language activities on the University of Birmingham campus.
- City Centre: St Martin in the Bull Ring
You will see this historical church when you visit the Bull Ring shopping centre. It also hosts a weekly City English Corner for international students and ‘Second City’, which is a church plant by City Church (see 2. above).
There are many other great churches in Birmingham near its university campuses. Ask us for more details.