We are blessed with so many great churches in the local area and cannot recommend enough that you check out and join a local church during your time at university. Here are some of the churches where Royal Holloway students go to already.
– Ascot Life Church –
At Ascot Life Church (part of the Newfrontiers family of churches) we want to be a church where people meet can meet Jesus, find a home, and be continually changed by God’s love and grace so that we can take his good news to those around us. Wherever you are in your faith, we would absolutely love to welcome you in to our diverse church family! Each Sunday we have two main meetings: LIFE10 at Ascot Racecourse, and LIFE6 – our evening service – at Ascot Life Centre. We’d be more than happy to pick you up for either of these from Founders Tennis Courts at 9.45am or 5.45pm, and in the middle we’ll always have lunch either all together as students or with different families in the church! On top of that we also have fortnightly small groups on campus so that we can grow together, special student events each term, as well as plenty more areas where you can get stuck into church life.
For more information check out our website http://ascotlifechurch.org/
– Christ Church Virginia Water –
At Christ Church Virginia Water we really want to know Jesus and make Jesus known. We are a family church situated in Virginia Water, just down the road from Royal Holloway. We have two services on a Sunday and we have a mini bus pick up for each of them, one at 10am (for the 10.30am service) and one at 6.10pm (for the 6.30pm service). As a student group, we always have lunch together on a Sunday, once a month with the whole church family and on the other weeks we are hosted by some amazing families from within the church. We meet up informally in the week to read the Bible together and just hang out! We love having students in our church and for them to be involved in the life of the church, whether through being in a small group or serving with the children, in the worship band, in hospitality or in some other way.
For more information have a look at our website www.cc-vw.org.
– Equippers Surrey –
Equippers Surrey is a church dedicated to equipping people for life, through faith in Jesus. We’re part of a global network of Equippers churches but we’re passionate about serving the local community and that includes our students! On Sundays, we’ll pick you up in our bus at 4.20pm from the RHUL tennis courts and take you to The 5pm, our final service of the day, packed with incredible praise and worship, a life changing message and the chance to connect after the service. As well as hanging out on a Sunday, we meet as connect groups during the week and get plugged in to the regular Equippers Young Adults events that take place. There’s also plenty of chances to get involved and serve, as a host, with the kids or the youth, in our coffee shop during the week or by serving as part of the band.
For more information take a look at www.equippers.co.uk/Surrey or check out our Insta or Facebook!
– Flow Church –
Flow Church is a new Church Plant based in Staines, and we had our first ever meeting on September 23rd 2018! Our vision statement is to build a big strong healthy church in Staines that flows out to serve the movement of God in the Continent of Europe. We are passionate about both the local church and in serving communities in Europe, and we’d love to have you joining in on either of those! We meet at the Hythe Centre in Staines at 11AM every Sunday, and we would be more than happy to arrange transport for you if you want to come and check us out. We are big believers in the power of prayer and the power of the holy spirit, and we come every week expectant for God to move in new ways!
To find out more go over to http://www.flowchurch.co.uk or look at our Insta Page at @flowchurchuk!
– Harvestime –
For more information check out their website – http://www.harvestimechurch.net/
– Hope Christian Centre –
The Hope Christian Centre has a diverse and international membership. We love God, His people, and are motivated by a biblical mandate – ‘…make ready a people prepared for the Lord’ (Luke 1:17b). With this as our mission statement, Hope Christian Centre strives to not only create a haven of hope for all who walk through its doors, but most importantly, equip and enable everyone with the tools to achieve their unique God-given purpose. Services are held at 10:30am every Sunday.
– The Journey –
We’re a friendly and passionate church family, immersed in our local community of Englefield Green. Royal Holloway is right on our doorstep, and was our original reason for being – many of us studied and continue to work and study on campus. We’re committed to figuring out what it means to follow Jesus together, to love God, one another and creation, getting our hands dirty as we participate in the adventure! We’re small and not particularly polished but we’ve got big hearts and care about people and place. Come and join us on a Sunday at 10:30am in worship, stick around for lunch and maybe a walk and good chat about life, the universe and everything, share dinner with a small group at 7:30pm on a Tuesday, spend time in our prayer room, help build something new with us (currently a pizza oven), plant carrots and flowers, help run a club for rowdy, rough-around-the edges kids, prepare lunch with the community once a month… Come dip your toe in the pool!
We’d love to meet you, regardless of where you are on your journey. On Sundays till end of Oct, some kind soul will wait at Founders clock until 10am to walk to our gathering with you.
– Runnymede Christian Fellowship –
We are a passionate and lively international group of people. We love Jesus as our personal Saviour and express our faith in him with practical acts, prayer and praise. We wish to communicate to today’s generation the vital message of the Gospel, expressed in love. We hope to be a prophetic people. We are Pentecostal in the experience and the life. We are evangelical in attitude and look to develop vital relationships as we grow together in God. We are an active church in mission and outreach, we are ourselves taking the good news of the gospel with us on the streets of Egham (every few weeks), to the wider community of Runnymede and beyond.
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.e-runnymede.co.uk/ and don’t hesitate to get in touch!
– St John’s Egham –
St John’s Church is a community of people in the heart of Egham growing together as we get to know God better. We are a family made up of a wide variety of people of all ages and from all walks of life. At St. John’s we love having Royal Holloway on our doorstep, we hope both to support Christian students to live as passionate followers of Jesus Christ, and to give the opportunity for any who are interested to investigate what Christianity is all about. On the first four Sundays of term we have a walking bus that meets outside the Hub at 10 to walk down to be welcomed to the 11am service with bacon sandwiches! evening service! As the name suggests, REVIVE is our new evening service – a place where we hope to experience revival in our hearts, soul, strength and mind through praise, prayer and teaching. It offers an opportunity to sing, dance and meet with Christ in an energetic, exciting and uplifting setting’ Doors open at 6.15 for tea and coffee before we start. We also have our Student Life Group which meets on Tuesday evenings during term time at 6.30 to eat together and then we start our bible study, discussion and prayer at 7.30. We also have regular student lunches, one-to-ones, and social events after church on a Sunday.
– Staines Salvation Army –
The Salvation Army in Staines is growing with young people and students. It is a community church focused on social outreach aiming to save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity. The style of worship includes a brass band, contemporary worship group and choir. Services commence at 10am every Sunday. Student lunch takes place at a member of the church’s house, and a student Bible study called ‘Soma’ runs every Sunday at 7pm with food provided. Lifts are run on a casual basis, please email Dave Perkins – email@example.com – if you would like a lift, or more information.
– Windsor Fellowship Church –
We’re a very friendly church of about 50 people of all ages and backgrounds who would love to welcome Royal Holloway students. We have families who would be very happy to give you Sunday Lunch before our services at 4pm and who could pick you up and drop you off if needed. We meet each Sunday at 4pm in the URC Church, William St, Windsor SL4 1BA. God’s word, the Bible, is central to our services, as we seek to spur one another on to live for the Lord Jesus in a world that is so hostile to Him. We long to know Jesus and make Him known in Windsor and its surroundings. We’d love to see you and we can promise you a very warm welcome, as brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus, who are living away from home.