What's On

Although university may look very different at the moment, we are still committed to our CU mission and are looking forward to welcoming new freshers in the Autumn. Here is what you can expect!

Freshers' Week

Freshers' events run by the Christian Union are for absolutely everyone – to begin making great friendships, having a feel for what sort of events we hold throughout the year and most importantly discovering who the person of Jesus Christ is!

Whether you are looking to join the CU or to find out what we are all about, we’d love to get to know you. Due to the changing Government guidelines, our Freshers Week plans may be changing, so be sure to keep up to date on our social media. See you soon!

Here’s what you can do to get involved before you arrive:


  1. Like our Facebook page to get the most up to date information and meet other members of the CU.

  2. Find out what’s on in your college and join your college Facebook group to meet others in your college and find out what they will be doing during Freshers’ Week.

  3. Read our churches page to find out about churches in York. 

  4. Stay connected through FacebookTwitter or Instagram.


If you have any questions, send us a message through our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram which are all linked above, or by email!

Week to Week

*In our summer term during lockdown we still met as a CU in these ways, even though it looked slightly different. Keep up to date with our social media to stay updated for autumn term.*

The CU meets throughout the week in various forms.


  • Thursday evenings, 7.30pm - 8:30pm in V/N/045

  • Equip is a brilliant opportunity to unite with students from other colleges, those who have been Christians all their lives, and those just looking

  • Enjoy sung worship, prayer, and a message from a guest speaker

College Groups

  • Tuesday evenings, various times, across colleges

  • College groups are missional communities that meet across colleges to study the Bible, grow together in faith and love, and share our faith together through outreach events

  • For more information, find your college here

Prayer Meetings

  • Mission is nothing without prayer!

  • Monday mornings 8am-9am, Wednesday mornings 8.30-9.30am, and Friday lunchtimes 12pm-1pm

  • Join in prayer for the gospel to be spread on campus, in York, the UK and beyond

Term Plan

Up and Coming Events

*Our typical CU year contains the events below - we are committed to continue our evangelism during the Covid 19 pandemic, so these events may look a little different.*

College Outreach --- Each term, all colleges will host outreach events to share Jesus with their college communities. Two events are held within the term, usually in weeks 4 and 8. For more information check the college Facebook pages.

Lunchbars --- Come and join us in exploring some of the big questions of life and what the person of Jesus has to say. Sit in a relaxed, comfortable setting, ideal for that quick bite-to-eat between lectures. A lunchbar consists of a 20 to 30 minute talk, an opportunity for questions and responses, and a free lunch. The CU puts lunchbars on all through the term!

Events Week --- 'ONE: an undivided life' is a week of events hosted by the CU from 3-7th February 2020. ONE is about exploring what completes us and makes us whole, and hearing stories of those who have found an undivided life in relationship with Jesus. With lunch time and evening events each day (and a lot of free food!), it's a great way of connecting with students at our university.

Carols at the Minster --- At Christmas time, we host our annual carol Service – an opportunity to explore the true meaning of Christmas, get into the festive spirit and (of course) eat mince pies, all in an incredible setting! 

Weekend Away --- Join us at our annual weekend away to learn more about Jesus, build our community, and get us prepped for our outreach on our campuses. Details will be released in term one!

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