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Oxford is a beautiful city. It is a place rich in British history and tradition. It has people who are world leaders in their particular disciplines. It offers you wonderful opportunities to advance your career and make life-long friends. Yet it is also a confusing city. You can get lost easily in its narrow streets. You can feel overwhelmed by all it has to offer. You can be unsure of who to ask for help, especially with some of the big questions of life.
At St Ebbe’s Church, we want to make it easy for you to get to know others well and God better. That’s why we come together on Sundays! Here are some of the smaller groups that meet during the week and what they offer.
We are an international community of postgrad students and postdocs and their spouses seeking together to worship God with all of our lives and share his good news with the church, university and world so others might follow Christ too. Whether you are a committed Christian, or someone looking into the Christian faith, you are very welcome. Glenn and Nancy-Page, our postgraduate student workers, would love to meet you.
Our regular mid-week group is Thesis. We meet at St Ebbe’s each Tuesday evening from 7-9pm to enjoy a meal together and then break into small groups for Bible study discussion, prayer and deepening friendships.
During July and September, we run Summer Thesis: 5:45pm at St Ebbe’s each Tuesday evening for a short talk and discussion time. We enjoy a meal together afterwards at 7pm.
Thesis Weekend Away: Each November, we spend a weekend together in the beautiful English countryside. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know others and enjoy some excellent teaching from the Bible.
We have a large and friendly student community. If you’re new to Oxford and want to find out about St Ebbe’s then do get in touch. Helen, Joel and Glenn, our student workers, would love to hear from you!
The 11:45am congregation, to which many students belong, takes place during University terms. It is followed by lunch and you are very welcome to join us!
For international undergraduates, we have iFocus in term-time (0th week to 8th week). From 7:30-9:30pm on Thursday evenings, we eat together, study the Bible, pray and get to know each other better. Although there is Focus for British students, iFocus is a home for internationals, enabling us to share the joys and challenges of being a student from outside the UK and preparing us for returning home.
Every year, during the Easter holidays, iFocus and Focus spends a few days away together in Ledbury, Herefordshire. It’s a great time to deepen friendships, relax, have fun, dig deeper into the Bible and get to know Jesus and others in the student community more.
Dates for your diary:
· Ledbury A: Sunday 15th – Thursday 19th March 2020
· Ledbury B: Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd March 2020