Churches in York

As a Christian Union, we love to help connect students to local church families. Students in the CU come together from lots of different churches. Our churches are at the centre of our lives as followers of Jesus.

Church Search

At the beginning of each academic year, the CU hosts weekly Church Search Breakfasts. The Church Search Breakfasts are a great way to find out about local churches and find friends to try church with. 

This year these will be in-person on Sunday 3rd October, Sunday 10th of October and Sunday 17th of October, at 11am. Keep your eyes peeled on our social medias for more information!

Some of the churches  our students go to:

If you missed the Church Search, find out about those who were there below. These are not all the churches in York that you could visit, but these are the 10 churches that currently represent the life of the CU the most in this particular year.

York Vineyard | Sundays 11am | YouTube

Calvary | Sundays 11am | Facebook/YouTube livestream

York City Church | Sundays 10:30 | YouTube Livestream

Sundays 19:45 prayer meeting at The Citadel

Walking buses from campus at 19:00 

York Evangelical Church | Sundays 10:30am | Zoom

Zoom ID: 999 791 0312   Password: 'Service'


Trinity Church York | Sundays 10/11:30am | YouTube


York Baptist Church | Sundays 10:45am | Zoom

G2 | Sundays 4pm | Online (Facebook/YouTube)


Belfrey | Sundays 9am, 11am, 6pm| YouTube Livestream

York Community Church | Sundays 10.30am | YouTube livestream


St Thomas' | Sundays 10:30 | Zoom


How to know...

When looking for a church, it's easy for us to get into the same mindset as when we're shopping: "What can this church do for me?"


Church is so much more than a product we try on as if we're shopping. As followers of Jesus, we commit to a local church to express our place in God's family.

Here are a few practical tips to help you in your search:

  1. Pray! Ask God and he will give you wisdom

  2. Ask your current church leaders if they can recommend a church in York, and what to look for in a church.

  3. While it's good to visit a few different churches, aim to have chosen one by the end of your first term.

  4. Don't be put off by first impressions. Try to visit a church at least twice before you make a decision about it.

  5. Church isn't just for Sundays! Try to attend a prayer meeting or house group during the week.

  6. When you visit, speak to the congregation, and not just to other students.

  7. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to email or speak to the leaders of the church.

  8. Remember that no church is perfect; none will be exactly what you want!

Easy way to look for churches in York?

Check out Student Linkup