Woodlands is an exciting place to be a student. Our lively student community is made up of people from all sorts of backgrounds, and it’s a welcoming and fun group to share the university journey with.

As a student community our vision is “to be intentional apprentices of Jesus, working out how to actually follow him in every part of our lives”. This means being vulnerable with one another, stepping out in faith and taking risks with God. If that sounds like something you’re up for (or at least intrigued by) come along and find out more.

Alongside regular church events, there are lots of activities and opportunities especially for students. Big churches can be great, but we’ve found church works best when you’re able to connect at a smaller, more intimate level as well. There are different ways to do that, but a few to highlight are… 

Weekend Away 10th-12th Nov

We have our massive annual Student Weekend Away which is a chance to bond together, catch our breath after the start-of-year of craziness and get some quality time with God and each other. Tickets on sale now.

Students on Sundays

You'll find students at all of the regular church services each Sunday. That said, many students go to the 7pm, as it's a good place to meet other students. After the 7pm service we gather downstairs in the crypt for some informal time to catch up and hang out together - a great way to connect in with student life at Woodlands. 

Tuesday Gatherings

On Tuesday nights we all get together (with students from our Metro campus, too) for food, worship and practical teaching. This is the main hub of our community, and a great way of getting stuck into church. Kick off is at 7.30pm. 

Regular Weekly Small Groups

When we're not meeting as a wider community, we meet as small groups in homes, halls, coffee shops etc. It's in these smaller communities that you really get to know people, share life together and begin to work out what it means to be a Christian at university.

Welcome Week Burgers (Some call us 'Burger Church')

During September you may have spotted some large queues outside our building. That was our student welcome week BBQ where we gave away thousands of free lunches.

To get a 'taste' of what happened, watch this video :) .

Student Lunchtime Alpha Course

People come for lots of different reasons and Alpha is ideal for anyone asking questions about faith and interested in exploring ideas. It's also good for new Christians, newcomers to church and those wanting to brush up on the basics. It's totally free and you're not tied to anything. 

Lunch is provided and the session consists of a short video followed by discussion. Open to people of all faiths and none. No question is too big or too small. To register for Student Alpha, book in here.


If you're a student and have any questions, email, check out the latest student blog posts or contact Chris or Helen. Find out more on the woodiesstudents instagram & woodiesstudents twitter feeds.

Chris Harlow
Student Pastor

Helen Wicks
Student Team