As a Christian at University, it is so important to get stuck into a local Church, and in Loughborough there are plenty to choose from! The CU is made up of students from lots of different Churches and even if we have different worship styles or use different Bible translations, we are united around the good news.
Here is a list of some (not all!!) Churches in Loughborough. If you are looking for a Church to join please come to CU and chat to students at different Churches and invite yourself along - we'd love to help you find a Church that suits you!
We're an evangelical Anglican church on Forest Road, an easy walkable distance from campus. Each Sunday we gather together as a church family to worship together and hear the word of God preached. We'd love for you to settle with us and find a home away from home.
We have 3 services on a Sunday (9am, 11am and 6.30pm). On Thursday evenings we have a student bible study at the church building. We meet at 6.30pm to fellowship together, read and study the Bible and pray together.
Contact us for more information:
The Well Church
At The Well Church we're keen to see students embedded in and get to know members of all ages within the church. We believe church should be a family who build each other up in discipleship, reach out to others and see lives transformed through relationship with Jesus. We believe the that the Word of God can powerfully change us, we make space for the Holy Spirit to move & speak to us when we gather and we believe that God can & does heal today. We would love to welcome you!
Our Sunday meeting is at 10:30am at Charnwood College, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ (10 minute walk from Cayley Gate).
We're a church of about 180 people on the south-west side of Loughborough (not far from the uni library). We are a mixture of different ages and nationalities.
We are an evangelical church, which means we put the emphasis on the gospel - the good news of Jesus giving salvation from sin and reconciliation with God. It also means we take seriously the Bible being our authority.
At the moment we meet at the church on Sundays at 10:30am and at 6:30pm at:
Holywell Free Church, Berkeley Rd, Loughborough, LE11 3SJ.
Services are also currently streamed on-line for those who can't make it to the building. On Thursday evenings (8pm) we alternate between prayer-meetings (at the church) and home groups (which meet in a mixture of homes and on-line).
We aim to provide every student with a warm welcome, and also offer weekly lunches, group Bible studies, and regular one to one meetings. You would be very welcome to turn up on a Sunday morning and find out what we're like.
If you would like to find out more:
Listen to an on-line service on our Youtube channel or at stream.holywellchurch.org.uk
Phone Joseph Pettitt, Minister: 01509 236253
At Open Heaven Church we’re all about making disciples who establish heaven on earth. Students are central to our DNA, we were birthed out of a move of God through students on campus over 20 years ago.
We’re a community with a strong discipleship culture, a spirit of empowerment, and encouragement to outwork what God has called you to do. We equip and release young leaders with plenty of opportunities to serve and grow your giftings.
Our OH1 gatherings during term time are Sundays at 4.30pm in the Students Union on campus, and we also live stream them out at live.openheaven.org. Check out YouTube and Instagram to find out more about us and see what we get up to.
YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCjQluY2vBx_YAANr_TsNQug
Grace is a friendly church with a family feel, our congregation has a range of ages and a strong student cohort. We are a member of the FIEC and our mission is taken from Matthew 28:18-20, to go and make disciples, baptise and teach the word of God. We have a Sunday afternoon service, multiple small groups running throughout the week, plus regular young adults events as well as men’s and women’s ministries. On Sunday afternoons we meet at Loughborough Polish Social Club, followed by a time of fellowship together – get in touch with Kate if you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you!
Main service, 3:30pm, in-person at the Loughborough Polish Social Club.
Phone number: 07411906924 (Kate, Student worker)
Christ Church is an Evangelical, Reformed Baptist, Congregational Church.
We are Evangelical, meaning we are all about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We believe the Bible is God’s Word about His Son Jesus Christ.
We believe God speaks through His Word – so we preach and teach the Bible.
We are Reformed which means we stand within the tradition of the historic creeds and confessions (i.e. statements of faith) of the church, especially those from the reformation and post reformation eras.
We meet at 10:30 am and 6:30pm on Sundays at:
25a Herbert Street
If you would like to ask any questions or meet up with someone, please contact us:
Phone: 07977 449 419
You can find out more about what we believe in our Statement of Faith at www.christchurchlboro.org
New Life community Church is a gospel centred, Bible believing, church. Our goal is to know and love Jesus as much as is humanly possible, and to reach out with the gospel in every way we can.
We have a very active Foodbank that people can help out at, and we run a debt centre to show the love of Christ as well as share the gospel. If you want to grow strong in your faith then we can help with that.
We have two physical services 10.30am and 6pm, which you would need to register for by texting 07475 891881. You can contact me (Pastor) on 07966 414888
SHEPSHED WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
We are an independent Bible-believing Baptist church located 3 miles from campus.
Students are very welcome to join with us in worship and other meetings. We are more than happy to arrange car lifts to help, and we also like to provide Sunday lunch in church members’ homes for those who are interested!
Our central focus is on the good news we have in the Bible, of God the Father sending his only Son Jesus into our world to die in our place, and to free us from the penalty of our sin.
We are very blessed by a new and modern building constructed during the Covid year of 2020, allowing a regular programme of meetings for different groups in a great setting.
Our desire is to reach out to the local community with the love of Jesus, and that includes newcomers to our area, as well as longstanding neighbours.
Our worship style is fairly traditional, with a mix of both old and new songs, with an emphasis on teaching and preaching from the Bible, which is where we believe God’s presence can be especially made known to us.
As well as desiring to provide students with a local church family, we would hope that there might also be opportunities for students to contribute in service within the church.
Our regular Sunday meetings are 10:30 am and 6pm, and we also have a prayer and bible study time at 7:30pm on a Thursday.
Do check out our website, and contact us if you have any questions.
Shepshed Word of Life Church, Kirkhill, Shepshed, LE12 9PA
Contact: Chris Burrows, 07887 684441 or Chris Jones 07583 301372
The Junction Church
On Sundays, we host one phenomenal morning service at 10:00am at De Lisle College (this is just a 5 min walk from the entrance to the university at Cayley Gate!) We would love to see you at one of our services, why not come check us out?
We also stream our service and lots more content online on our YouTube channel! You can also see what we’re all about across all of our social media pages, feel free to send us a DM, we’d love to hear from you!
HOPE CONNECT CHURCH
Hope Connect Church is a community of ordinary day to day people from different nations who are passionate about following Jesus. We offer sound, relevant and helpful bible teaching at our weekly meetings in an encouraging, warm, welcoming and contemporary environment.
Students at all levels are at the heart of Hope Connect Church and irrespective of where you are on the journey of faith, there is a place for you to belong, thrive and grow.
We currently meet on Sunday mornings at 10:45 - 11:45am in RAMADA HOTEL (22 High Street Loughborough, LE11 2QL) for one hour and will love for you to join us.
ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, THORPE ACRE DISHLEY
We are an evangelical church serving the parish of Thorpe Acre. Our congregation reflects the local population and embraces different ages and backgrounds working together. We seek to encounter God in our worship, which blends traditional and contemporary elements, and to walk with him in our daily life. We hope that those we meet learn more about our gracious and loving saviour, Jesus Christ.
Our main services are Sundays at 10:30am and Tuesdays at 11am and both these are now held in church post COVID and we also offer a weekly service online via Youtube.
Church Office: Chris Milner (Church Administrator) 01509 236789
God’s Vineyard Church – Loughborough (GVC) is located near the Loughborough town centre. Our goal is to empower lives and build our society. We run an all-encompassing Sunday morning services at 10:00 am; involving fervent prayer sessions, Sunday school (Morning Bible studies) heartfelt worship and praise and in-depth pulpit exposition of the Word of God.
God has blessed GVC with members from various ethnicities fellowshipping together through the love of Christ. We are also blessed with an exciting inter-denominational youth fellowship – The Radical Youth (RY) Society at Loughborough University. RY meets on Wednesdays during term time at the Edward Herbert Building (EHB) from 6.30pm to 8.00pm; offering opportunities for students to come together to discover God and grow in their relationship with Christ. Radical Youth is currently functional in 26 other Universities across the UK.
We offer transport services on Sundays to and from the university through the town centre to church. We welcome you to join our fellowship to share of the love of Jesus Christ.
Address: God's Vineyard Church Loughborough, 14/14A Cradock Street, LE11 1AH
Main Contact: Dr Joe Nipah | Head Pastor | 07734957502
Elim Loughborough is a Pentecostal Church that is centred on Jesus and the word of God. We are a family that seeks to connect with God, with the Church, and within our community. We recognise that we are ordinary people that serve an extraordinary God. As such we want to grow in faith together, serve together, and come alongside one another as we release people into their God-given gifts and potential.
Our weekly gatherings bring all ages together to celebrate the glory of God and enjoy each other’s company. So please join us, we would love to get to know you and journey through life and faith with you. Will Foster, our Youth and Student worker, and Anita Williams, our Pastor, would love to meet you and to welcome you into our church family.
We meet every Sunday at 3pm at St Peter's Centre, Storer Road, Loughborough LE11 5EQ, with various midweek groups happening throughout the year.
NEW CREATION CHURCH LOUGHBOROUGH
New Creation Church is a lively and informal “charismatic” church, established in 2022, though our heritage stretches back much further. We believe church is a family, somewhere for people of all ages and backgrounds to belong, share life together, be encouraged and challenged to grow as
followers of Jesus. We aim to “make disciples”, to see God’s kingdom come “on earth as in heaven”. We seek to be faithful to the Bible as God’s written “Word”, and be led by the Holy Spirit in all we do, believing that God’s very Presence makes an impact in and around us, if we are open to Him.
We meet at Loughborough Town Hall on Sundays – the centre of civic authority in our town, for which we regularly pray. Our gatherings typically consist of heart-felt and authentic worship, passionate prayer and listening to the Word of God. Participation by all is encouraged.
We also gather around a table on Thursday evenings for a simple meal, to grapple with what God is teaching us, to strengthen each other’s faith and to pray big prayers!
We are part of the “Lifelink Global” family of churches.
Address (Sundays 10:30am – 12:15pm approx):
Loughborough Town Hall, Town Hall Passage, Market Place, Loughborough, LE11 3EB
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