University of Surrey Christian Union

The CU is committed to the local church in Guildford and we strongly encourage all members to prioritise being involved with a Bible teaching church in the area. Being involved with the CU is not a replacement for joining a local church because church is the primary place for discipleship and growth as a Christian. So please do find a church you can get stuck into!

Churches In Guildford

Emmaus Rd is a charismatic non-denominational church in the heart of Guildford. This is an exciting time from our humble origins in the back room of a pub, we are now more than 1000 people (+ 300 kids and youth!) meeting in homes, schools and theatres throughout the region. Lots of people are exploring faith through Alpha, our youth work is buzzing, our prayer life is deepening, we have Mission Partners in 4 countries, and we’re expanding into a multi-site church. We’re passionate about helping the marginalised through our community outreach work and helping people from every walk of life learn to pray. 



We meet on Sundays at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at 10:30 and in The Founders Studio at 19:00.


Grace Church Guildford is a lively and active Christian community right in the heart of Guildford. We are an independent Baptist church, standing together for the historic Christian faith based on the Bible. Our vision is to Gather, Grow and Go with the gospel of grace for the glory of God.


Join us in the mornings at 10:30, and in the evenings at 18:00


St Saviour’s is a town centre church with a contemporary and charismatic style, great teaching, and a beautiful community of all ages and backgrounds. Our vision is to love God, build a community of disciples who follow the way of Jesus, and to reach our local community with the transforming good news. We love welcoming students into our community, and we aim to help you grow in becoming more passionate about Jesus, confident in the Gospel, and equipped to make a difference wherever God is calling you


Services are mornings at 10:30, and in the evenings at 18:00

Millmead Baptist Church is a vibrant church located by the River Wey in the heart of Guildford, with an intergenerational and international community. All are welcome!

Services at 10:00 and 18:30

Hillsong is a contemporary Christian church. Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on a mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.

Service at 11:00 – G Live, London Rd, Guildford GU1 2AA

King’s Church Guildford is a friendly church family that loves Jesus and wants to share His good news with the world. At King’s, our great desire is to build God’s church with God’s word for God’s glory. Whether you are a fresher or a returning student, we would love to see you. 



We meet on Sundays from 3pm at Christ Church Guildford on Waterden Road. Our student group, Equip, meets each week to hang out, eat great food and read the Bible together. Equip is held at Grace Church (on Guildford Park Road) from 19:30-21.30pm. We’d love to meet you.

At Emmanuel we are all about church as family, passionate about teaching God’s Word and making disciples in the power of the Spirit. We love welcoming students into our family – coming for lunch, finding a mentor to support you, joining a bible study group, or getting involved with our kids and youth and worship ministries. We’d love you to find your home in Guildford with us.

Try it: Make your own way to Shepherds Lane, Stoughton, Guildford, GU2 9SJ

Hope Church, meets at the Royal Grammar School every Sunday at 10am, in the centre of town. We’re a diverse group who love serving our students in Guildford and beyond. We enjoy contemporary worship, relevant bible talks and a good coffee. As well as Sundays we have midweek groups for students to grow in their faith, and also home groups where you can get to know others across our church too. For more information visit or contact

Hope Church meets at 10:00 – Royal Grammar School, GU1 3BB

St John’s Stoke is a vibrant, spirit-led CofE church next to Guildford Lido and on the doorstep of Guilden Village. We have recently appointed a new worship pastor & student worker and are excited to welcome students this autumn!

Services are at 10:30 and 17:00

Westborough church is a vibrant, worshipping church within the northwest area of Guildford.Westborough Church is a short walk from the university campus and close to many student homes.

Our worship style is contemporary and wholehearted, and we long to meet with God at our Sunday services and during the week at the various groups that meet at the church and in homes. Westborough Church is part of the United Reformed Church denomination.

Our Sunday services normally start at 10am and last around 60 minutes – 4B Southway, Guildford GU2 8DA

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