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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.

Student team leaders Arnold and Jess Kaloki caught up with Joel and Katie Virgo who lead Emmanuel to hear their thoughts on Emmanuel, the season that we are in and how students can make the most of their time at university.

Fortnightly Student Night



Next event: Wednesday 16th June, 7pm

Student Nights are an opportunity for us to get together as a student community fortnightly to build relationships with one another, play MAD games, hear teaching from the bible, receive prayer & worship Jesus together. We meet every other Wednesday at 7pm together.

Click HERE to book onto our next in person student night

Sunday Church Services

We have now opened our doors to host in person church services again! Come and join us in person for live worship & preaching in a safe environment.

Click here to register your seat

BLESS Society

BLESS Society is a society in Sussex University started by the church as an opportunity to eat good food, hang out and make friends. Each week we have a new cuisine to enjoy and the best part is that it's completely free. This is a place to invite your friends 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.

Sign up to BLESS society here.

Prayer Gatherings

Jesus leads the church, and one of the ways that we work that out is when we gather to pray, worship and tune in to what He's saying to us.

We gather every Monday 6-7pm on Zoom to pray as a student community. If you'd like to join in, click the zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82274363060 ID: 822 7436 3060

We also gather all parts of the church together once or twice a term at our 'Big Wednesday' prayer gatherings. To find out more and see the next dates of these prayer gatherings click here.


Student Alpha

Over 24 million people have tried Alpha in over 100 countries, and it has been translated into over 100 different languages.

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. Join in with other students who are on a similar journey of exploring Christianity and discovering Jesus.

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

Connect with Emmanuel student community

If you coming to Brighton to study, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link below to fill out your details and someone will be in touch.

weareemmanuel.com/nextstep

Key People

Coming up

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