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Welcome to Brighton!

Living and studying in one of the UK’s liveliest cities is an exciting prospect, and especially so at this unusual time in history. God is sovereign over our days and you can trust that He has brought you here with significant purpose in mind. These years will be a time of adventure, discovery and formation and we at Emmanuel want to journey with you.

Stephen Dawson and Christina Omoloso share a short snippit of what you can expect at Emmanuel.

New here? Connect With Us

There are many different ways to connect with us at Emmanuel. Make sure to keep scrolling down our page to see our events, services, & societies.

Whether new or returning, we would love to link up with you! You can ask us more questions about our church, meet a friendly face in the student world, find out about our weekly smallgroups (coming soon!), explore more about the Christian faith, or simply show your interest in what's going on in the life of the church. Click on the link below to fill out your details and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.

We're the 'New England' site and you can check the boxes 'I'm new here' , 'I'm a student' and/or other boxes that are relevant for you.

weareemmanuel.com/nextstep

About Emmanuel

Student leaders Jess & Arnold Kaloki caught up with Joel and Katie Virgo who lead Emmanuel to find out more about their story coming to Brighton, the vision & values of our church, and what student's can do to make the most of their University years with us.

Sunday Services and Free Bus Transport

We gather together for Sunday service at 6pm at the Clarendon Centre. We run a free bus service for students every Sunday from Sussex Campus > Moulsecoomb > Brighton for you to hop on and get dropped off right at our door step at The Clarendon Centre. You won't miss it as the bus will display 'Emmanuel Bus' on the front for you to know it's us! The bus service will be running from the 26th September. Find your nearest stop below:

17.25 - Falmer Station on A27, by Falmer Station facing West
17.30 - Varley Hall, corner Hawkhurst Road and Coldean Lane
17.34 - Moulsecoomb Way, on Lewes Road (A270)
17.35 - The Avenue, Lewes Road, Cockcroft Building
17.36 - Bottom of Coombe Road on Lewes Road, facing south
17.42 - The Level Lewes Road, Phoenix House, facing south
17.50 - Clarendon Centre

The bus service will come back directly outside the Clarendon Centre at 8:30pm to take students home on the same route back to Sussex Campus.

If you want to get a feel for our services before attending one:

Watch back our Digital Services here

Try Alpha

New here? We'd love to invite you to our Alpha course as your first step. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Whether you're a Christian or just exploring the faith, Alpha is a great place to start meeting students, building foundations, making friends, and learning together no matter what your background.

Some of the questions covered are 'Is there more to life than this?', 'Who is Jesus?' and 'How can I have faith?'

Sign up to Alpha here

Student Events

Get involved in our student events coming up. Click the events below to find out more information.

Caring for our City with BLESS Society

Now more than ever we feel the importance of adding value to every student's experience of university. Over the years at Emmanuel, we have engaged in many different ways to provide practical help, tips and support on the things that you are thinking about: Injustice, care, money, race, mental health, business and career.


We encourage students to get involved with our BLESS Society on Sussex campus. We meet every Sunday on campus at 4pm to educate students on the topics above and ways in which you can get more involved. Each week, we will be serving Pizza or Subway sandwiches completely FREE.

Whether it be courses to help you take charge of your finances or charitable causes you can get involved in to help those in need. This is a place to invite your friends, learn and educate yourselves, and eat until you can't eat anymore. We will then be jumping on the FREE bus from campus to the evening service at the Clarendon Centre for 6 for those who want to join us.

Sign up to BLESS society here.

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