International Students

International students, international postgraduates, international scholars and their families are very welcome to join us at Highfield Church.

We have four different services on a Sunday, covering a variety of relevant topics, styles of worship and bible teaching.

A spoken service, without music, about 45 minutes long

A service for all ages, and especially families, with songs, and with children's groups, about 1 hour 15 minutes long, with coffee served afterwards.

A traditional service, with a choir and hymns, about one hour, with coffee served afterwards.

An informal service with extra time for worship and prayer, attended by many students and young people, about 1 hour 30 minutes with coffee and cake before and after.

You can read more about the services and topics here. You can listen again to the talks from each Sunday here. All international students are welcome to come to any of the services at Highfield Church, whether you have a religion or not. Please come along, enjoy a British welcome and enjoy the chance to learn about God.

If you are an international undergraduate or masters student, you are welcome to join one of the student groups or if you are doing a PhD, postgraduate studies or research, you might prefer to join the 20-30s group. There is also a postgraduate meeting in the University chaplaincy every Friday morning for breakfast, sharing a bible passage and prayer, 8.15-9am or mid-week small groups which meet in a local home to study the bible together.

If you are not a Christian and would like to find out more about the Christian faith, you are welcome to join our next Alpha course or Christianity Explored course which offers you the opportunity to find out more about the Bible and Christianity and to ask questions in an informal setting.

Friends International

Highfield church supports and works in partnership with Friends International, a charity who who organise a programme of social and cultural events for international students in Southampton. See for details of their current programme and other activities, such as the "local link" hospitality scheme and "iExplore" discussion groups for those interested in finding out about the Christian faith.