Coming to Edinburgh for university might well be very different to what you expected! But we still want to be a local church that supports you during your time here. Have a look at our new welcome video and the page below to get a feel for what being a part of our Church Family would be like. For more updates for students at Chalmers, check out our Facebook group
Student lunch happens most Sundays during term time after the 11.30am service. We get together for lots of food, meeting other students, chatting about life and about the sermon. As well as this there is a talk that covers a biblical topic with time for discussion and questions.
Around once a month, instead of Student lunch, there's the opportunity to go to the home of someone in the church for Sunday lunch.
Student lunch is now finished for this academic year and will resume again in autumn.
Katie Howard, Chemistry Student
"Student lunch was a great way for me to get to know the students at Chalmers, especially when I was new. There’s always a great lunch with amazing home-baking, and a short talk on a topic which is relevant for students. It really helped me to feel settled in the church family."
Focus is our undergraduate student small group that meets on Tuesdays at 6:45pm in the church. Alongside Sunday services, Focus is at the heart of what being an undergraduate student at Chalmers Church is all about. It is a great way to get to know Jesus better, benefit from the experience of other Christians, pray for one another and encourage one another, all the while building deep and lasting friendships! We eat together at 6:45pm and then we break up into small groups to read the Bible, discuss and pray together. The evening finishes at around 9pm.
Every fourth week Focus meets with the rest of the church for Chalmers Prayer Meeting with a meal at 6:45pm and prayer from 7:30pm.
Gerald Mok, Veterinary Student
"Going to Chalmers has been incredibly fruitful in my walk with God throughout my life in university. Having fellow brother and sisters who I can comfortably share my questions and struggles with was invaluable in strengthening my faith. The student Bible study (FOCUS) places much emphasis on understanding the word of God and building fellowship, not only between students but with students and the main church as well."
The Student Weekend Away is held in February in lovely, sunny Arbroath and is packed with amazing food and banter as well as lots of really helpful teaching, discussion sessions and seminars! A great opportunity to solidify friendships, make new friends and together grow in knowledge and love of Jesus and the gospel.
Chris Turner, History Student
"The student weekend away is a fantastic opportunity for spiritual growth as a student within the church family. It's great to be able to gather everyone together for a weekend and get stuck into the bible together! It's also the perfect opportunity to take a break from essays and looming exam prep."
To find out more about being a student at Chalmers, watch the video below:
For more information about what we have going on for students at Chalmers, contact Davi de Paula
, our student worker.