Students are a big part of our church family at St Ebbe’s Headington.

We meet together each week for great community, great food, and a chance to know God better in His Word...


There's lots to get involved in – you’re more than welcome to come along and see what you think!

On this page, you can find out about:​

  • 'Focus' (our weekly student night),

  • 'Explore' (our weekly night for international students),

  • Annual student getaways,

  • How to get in touch!


Worship. Community. Mission.

Each week on a Thursday evening, 7:15-9:30pm, we gather together to share food and to dive into God’s Word.

We get stuck into a Bible passage in table groups, studying His Word and spending time with one another.


Some weeks we’ll have a topical talk too, and other weeks we’ll hear from someone in church family as part of our ‘Real Life Stories’ series.


A couple of times a year, we run events to give our friends the chance to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Explore: we are a group of students who want to know what Christianity is all about.


Made up of mostly international students who have come to the UK to study, this group is open to everyone: whether you are a Christian, someone who has no religion, or someone who follows another religion.

Each week we meet and eat a meal together, play games, and look at what the Bible says Christianity is all about. It's a really encouraging time of friendship and fun.

You are welcome if you are interested in finding out about Christianity, or if you just want to make some friends whilst in Oxford.


Who doesn’t love getting away from the busyness of day to day life?

Student Winter Getaway

Just before the second Oxford Brookes semester starts, we disappear off to the Malvern Hills for five days in January.


We spend time together hearing God’s Word preached, getting stuck in with some seminars, mulling things over in review groups, and enjoying God’s creation in afternoon activities (and in the bountiful provisions of tea and cake)!


Every year it’s a highlight of the church calendar, and every year students come away saying how much they have delighted in getting to know Jesus and others more!


May Reading Weeks

In May, we have Guys and Girls separate getaways. What better way to celebrate the end of exams and deadlines by finding some sunshine (hopefully) and a beach with a bunch of friends?


We pack in lots: listening some talks, reading a book together, Bible studies, amusing adventures, and top-notch fun! It's always a special week.

Why not join us at one of our services on a Sunday? At the moment, our Sunday services are 9am Communion, 10.30 livestream and 6pm in person, with some student afternoon fun beforehand.  Come and meet one of our student workers or apprentices to hear what goes on in our church family. You can also get in touch with us through the contact form below.
We look forward to meeting you!

Eleanor Cornes & Tom Midgley,

Student Workers

Email the Student Workers:

We are seeking to protect everyone attending

St Ebbe’s and are following the latest advice from Public Health England. Find out how ways to keep connected with church here.

We are committed to the safeguarding and care
of children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults.

Ali Seddighi is our Safeguarding Officer.

More detail about our policies is available on our Safeguarding Page

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