Have a look at our video for new students explaining who we are and what we do! For more information, take a look around the Student pages.
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 houseparty, Alpha 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.
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.
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.
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
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 (10.30am at the DSU) is top of the list!
Look out for our stall at Freshers Fair on 4th and 5th 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.
We will be having a student lunch at 1pm after Morning Worship on 8th and 15th October. This is an opportunity to meet some older students, more new students, eat free food and hear more about the church.
On Tuesday 10th 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!
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