University means a new season! A new city, home, friends, and hobbies. But we know life is about more than location, the people you surround yourself with, and the society you wear as a label.
We challenge you to try something that matters. A community that could shape and change your life. A lifestyle that means something. A new rhythm of living that has eternal significance. Are you ready for the challenge? We invite you to try church.
We have a strong, large & dynamic student community at Highfield. We always meet at 5.30pm on Sundays at Highfield Church Centre to share a cooked meal together. We aim to finish by 6.15pm, just in time for our 6.30 evening service.
We'll also gather in small groups throughout the week to grow in community, share food and develop in faith together. A small group is a place of real closeness and depth, but we also gather as a larger student body for outreach, socials and our annual weekend away. We're passionate about making a real difference in Southampton, so chat to us about how you could get involved.
As a student community we’re seeking to grow as disciples in prayer & worship, creativity, hospitality, justice, learning and mission. Therefore, events and projects are designed to reflect these 6 practices. Things like: Weekly meals, prayer walking, community projects, and more! Read more below, or connect with us via one of the channels on the linktree.
Our Student Pastor, Tim, and a team of volunteers are here to support and encourage our local student community.
On Sundays we gather together with the wider church community to worship God and learn together.
The most popular service for students is our 6.30. We'll get together to worship the Living God, pray together, be comforted and challenged by the word of God, and receive ministry from God through prayer and reflection. Doesn't always look the same, but come expectant, we see God moving.
These are students across all 4 years that meet together on weekday evenings at 7pm. Over the last few years, Highfield have created their Small Groups to be a place where you are loved, valued and have a part to play. A place that openly invites the Holy Spirit to move and reveal the heart of God. A place that sees people encounter Jesus, seeks to shape culture, and grows as more people come to know Jesus.
STUDENT W/E AWAY
Every year our Student Community embark on a trip away. During these three days, we spend time delving deep into the word, worshiping, and having fun socially. This is a significant event that always brings out some amazing stories of faith. Previously, we've welcomed Guest Speakers from across the UK in shape of church pastors, specialist evangelists and members of the Fusion team.
International students, international postgraduates, international scholars and their families are very welcome to join us at any of our Sunday services, whether you have a religion or not.
If you are a Christian International student and are wanting to know more about the Bible then the Philip Project is for you!
If you are an international undergraduate or masters student, you are welcome to join one of the student small groups or, if you are doing a PhD, postgraduate studies or research, you might prefer to join our 20s & 30s Community.
I'D LIKE TO CHAT ABOUT SOMETHING THAT'S GOING ON IN MY LIFE. WHO CAN I TALK TO?
Get in touch with our Student Pastor, Tim - you can contact him by email or introduce yourself at church!
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH?
Why not try Alpha, a course which offers the opportunity to find out more about the Bible, Christianity and to ask questions in an informal setting.
We also support and work in partnership with Friends International, a charity who organise a programme of social and cultural events for international students in Southampton. They run activities such as the "local link" hospitality scheme and "iExplore" discussion groups for those interested in finding out about the Christian faith.