International Students

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


City Church offers a warm welcome to international students from all countries, faiths, and cultures.

Come and join us at either of our two main Sunday church meetings, called services, which are open to everyone. They happen at 10.30am and 6pm in the Octagon at Edgbaston High School for Girls, next to Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Click here for directions.

Discover and discuss

Perhaps you’re curious about the Christian faith. Or maybe you’re already a Christian and would love to find a friendly community of believers in Birmingham.

Either way, we hope you will join us for Discover and Discuss, which happens in Tuesdays in term time, from 6.30pm at our building in Selly Oak, 29 Tiverton Road B29 6BW (just 5 minutes’ walk from University of Birmingham's main campus).

We gather as a group of international students and leaders to get to know one another better and to study the Bible. For some, that will be chance to understand the Christian faith for the first time and to ask questions. For others, an opportunity to meet other Christians and to grow in their faith. During the holidays we also arrange social activities.

To find out more, email Debs (

sunday evening student meal

On Sundays after our 6pm evening service, we hold a meal for all students at Edgbaston High School for Girls, which you’re also welcome to join. The evening includes food, a chance to get into the Bible, and time getting to know one another better.

friends international

Some members of City Church run a wider range of activities together with other Christians in Birmingham through an organisation called Friends International. Their current programme of activities can be found here.