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Several members of our congregation work or study at the University of Essex.  Others are involved in various voluntary activities on the campus or study at other local colleges.  We are always very glad to welcome those (whether from the U.K. or overseas) who have come to study in Colchester.  You can be sure that, at this church, you will meet people who understand what it is like to be a student and the pressures, challenges and opportunities that await you in your academic career.


If you wish, we can arrange to
link you with a church family - they will be glad to support and encourage you during your stay in Colchester.  Many lasting friendships have been formed in this way.  One student who has been a part of our fellowship recently has written about her time with us:

I've been at Greenstead church for almost 4 years and the welcome I received was great and encouraging.  People were friendly and were genuinely interested in me.  I was invited to lunch often and felt part of the church family and soon became a member of the church.

One of the main things I've gained from the church is the undiluted word of God being preached Sunday after Sunday. It was preached in such a way that it could be applied to my daily life.  Also, the church provides the opportunity to serve.  I've gained a lot from fellowshipping at Greenstead Evangelical Free Church and it's an amazing family to be part of.

An exchange student who has been joining us recently has written:

When I went on a half-year exchange to the University of Essex from Canada, I knew that attending a good church was important. Greenstead church not only provided Christ-centred preaching and great singing, but also a loving church family and lifts to and from services. I was warmly welcomed on my first Sunday and felt like I was part of the church family during my stay in Essex. Invitations for Sunday lunch were frequent and going to Greenstead church was helpful for my own spiritual growth. I will always cherish my time at Greenstead church.



Transport from the University of Essex campus to the church for the Sunday morning service can be arranged.

If you have
any questions about the church, transport on Sunday mornings or the "Family Link" program, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Click here to go to the Facebook page of the
University of Essex Christian Union.

If you are looking for
information about Colchester and the surrounding area, there are some useful sites listed at the foot of this page.  Travel information is available: general information here and "How to Find Us" here.

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