The Christian Union is a multi-denominational society, whose primary aim and focus is to give every student at The University Of Essex an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have a Main Meeting every Tuesday evening at 8:00pm; if you’re not a Christian and want to find out more, or a Christian continuing your faith journey, you're always welcome to come along. We believe that Christians building relationships with other Christians - on and off campus - is essential during our university years, so if you want to make some friends, find a support group, or just discover more about the Christian faith, you will always be welcome. We have also been blessed with many connections with lots of the local churches in Colchester, so if you want any help finding a church for yourself, we would love to link you with one of them. Please feel free to contact any of us via Facebook, Instagram or Email and we hope to see you at our next gathering!
This is the big deal: meeting once every week during term time, our Main Meeting is an opportunity to gather, chat, worship God through music, spend time in His Word, and pray. This term, we will be looking at the book of Mark and how it is relevant for us as students today! Come along and find out more!
Every Tuesday 20:00-22:00 (In-person at the Multi-Faith Centre on Colchester campus).
CU Impact Groups are at the heart of CU life, helping and equipping students to live and speak for Jesus whilst at uni. Impact Groups are all about being impacted by God’s word, then seeking to impact the university for good in Jesus’ name. They’re a wonderful place to make friends, get connected into CU life and receive help in finding a local church.
CU Impact Group material has been crafted to allow groups to keep meeting virtually whenever physical gathering is not possible for any reason. Some groups may only be able to meet virtually. A time may come when others are able to meet in person - when it’s practical, safe, and legal to do so. But part of the beauty of the model is that CU Impact Groups can keep meeting, even if things change.
Can't start the day without a coffee? Like a chill vibe? Join us at our (early) morning breakfast prayer meeting! Otherwise, join our evening prayer meetings if you're not a morning person. Come along for a Bible devotional and some prayer.
We have two options for prayer meetings, both in- person or via Zoom. Message us on our social media for Zoom links!
Morning Prayer: Every Tuesday 8.30-9:00am (hopefully in-person at Lakeside Café)
Evening Prayer: Every Friday 8pm (Zoom)