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.


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!

Charlotte Sauer Co-President Charlotte works alongside Kirsty in leading the CU committee; this involves managing the day to day running of the CU and chairing committee meetings. She is also helping head up the team for the Events Week in the Spring term. Kirsty McCartney Co-President Kirsty works alongside Charlotte in leading the CU committee; this involves managing the day to day running of the CU and chairing committee meetings. In addition, she will also be helping to organise the annual CU Weekend Away. Isobel Sewell General Secretary Isobel oversees the administrative side of the CU: she books speakers and rooms for the CU and take the minutes for committee meetings. Anna Newman International Secretary Anna'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. Sam Pepper Evangelism Secretary As Evangelism Secretary, Sam oversees the campus-wide evangelism we do as a CU. He leads the lunch bar team and explores creative ways we can share the gospel across campus. Nathan Doey Treasurer Nathan looks after the finances of the CU and actively searches for new sources of funding. He also is involved in organising the CU Weekend Away. Tabitha Spear College Coordinator The College Coordinator is the link between committee and the college groups. Tabitha ensures the smooth running of each college, and provides resources to help and encourage them in their mission. Rebecca Wild Prayer Secretary Rebecca 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.

Although we strive to keep our website up to date, join our Facebook group for all the latest updates and events.