About Us

Who are we?

We are a group of students based in the University of York who are united by our love for God and our desire to reflect His glory in our lives.

As an on-campus mission arm of the local church, our mission is to give every student the opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus.

To achieve this, in everything we do we seek to:

Proclaim the gospel to our fellow students and live lives consistent with the Gospel. Encourage our members to be committed to a local church. Build up our members through teaching, prayer, bible study and worship. Stimulate interest and active involvement in missionary work at home and abroad.

During term time, we meet together weekly as a CU, and again in smaller college groups. We regularly host evangelistic events, and we also organise a few annual events such as our weekend away together, Events Week, and Freshers' Week.


Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF)

The Christian Union in York is affiliated with Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) who support us in our mission by providing resources, guidance, and dedicated staff.


Leadership

UYCU is run by a small committee of nominated members. Their role is to organise events, meetings, and to generally keep the society running smoothly!


Rob Hazell Co-President Rob works alongside Rebecca in leading the CU committee; this involves managing the day to day running of the CU and chairing committee meetings. He is also helping to organise our Carol Service at the end of autumn term. Rebecca Smith Co-President Rebecca works alongside Rob in leading the CU committee; this involves managing the day to day running of the CU and chairing committee meetings. In addition, she is helping organise our Freshers' Week events. Eleanor Politzer General Secretary Eleanor oversees the administrative side of the CU: she books speakers and rooms for the CU and take the minutes for committee meetings. She is also helping to organise our Carol Service. Joanna Wilson International Secretary Joanna's role is to ensure that the CU is actively involved in reaching international students on campus and in encouraging an environment that is welcoming and accessible to people of all ethnic backgrounds. In addition to this, she is also helping to organise our Freshers' Week events. Simeon Howlett Evangelism Coordinator As Evangelism Coordinator, Simeon oversees the campus-wide evangelism we do as a CU. He leads the evangelism team and explores creative ways we can share the gospel across campus. He also is helping head up the team organising our Events Week in spring term. Tom Redfearn Treasurer Tom looks after the finances of the CU and actively searches for new sources of funding. He also is helping head up the team organising our Events Week in spring term. Libby Edwards College Coordinator The College Coordinator is the link between committee and the college groups. Libby ensures the smooth running of each college, and provides resources to help and encourage them in their mission. She is also involved with organising the CU's weekend away, towards the end of autumn term. Grace Thompson Prayer Secretary Grace helps to keep prayer an important part of the CU. She arranges and leads prayer meetings each week, and regularly provides prayer material to our members. She is also involved with organising the CU's weekend away, towards the end of autumn term.



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