International Students

Welcome! Willkommen! Bienvenido! Chào mừng! Καλώς ορίσατε! !مرحبا स्वागत!


City Church offers a warm welcome to all international students from all countries, faiths, and cultures. We would love to see you at either of our two main Sunday meetings. They are at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm in a building called the Octagon, which belongs to Edgbaston High School for Girls. The school is located right next to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. If you need help finding us, you can click on this link or you can email us

Christian? not christian? not sure? no problem!

Perhaps you thought Britain was a Christian country, and want to understand the Christian faith. Or maybe you are already a Christian and would like to find a community of believers. Either way, Dinner and Discussion is for you! 

We meet on Tuesday evenings during term time to share a meal together, chat about culture, and then study the bible to learn more about Jesus and Christianity.

When: 6:30 pm for food, 7:30 pm for study (finish up by 8:30 pm)

Where: 29 Tiverton Road in Selly Oak (just 5 minutes walk from University of Birmingham's main campus)

Email us at  to find out more about the current programme.


Open Home

Would you like to meet British people and learn about British culture in a British home? 

If so, Glenys Harriott would love to welcome you to her home on alternate Mondays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. She and her small team of volunteers from City Church invite you to take part in informal evenings with an interesting theme. Open Home is for you, wherever you study and whether or not you are a Christian.

What a great way to get to know some friendly local people in a relaxed setting, and to practise your English! Click here to find out more about the upcoming programme and to see a map to help you find Glenys' home, or email for more details.

Other social activities

There are a number of other activities in our area which are open to all international students. You can go to to learn more!

For residents of Selly Oak or Harbourne, there are cafes taking place during term time. There are free snacks, opportunities to practise English in conversation and to learn about British Culture. Follow this link to find out more about the cafes offered to students in Birmingham.