WELCOME TO KINGSTON!
We would love you to join us at SJHW Students as we explore faith and build community together.
We love the area of Kingston upon Thames and the universities we have here - we may be biased but we believe you have chosen the best place to study! We know you’ll love it here as much as we do, and if you are looking for a church to call home, you have come to the right place.
The vision of St John’s Hampton Wick is to Love Jesus, Build Community, Transform Lives. At Students we live this out through our Connect Groups, socials and events. We love to meet your housemates and course mates - bring them along!
We’re passionate about being creative and brave on this adventure of faith - we are so excited to go on this journey with you and hope that we can help you to reach your full potential in Christ through investing in your discipleship and spiritual giftings.
Most of our students and 20s-30s join us at the 6pm. Starting with 15 minutes cafe time to chat and catch up, it’s a relaxed service of extended worship, teaching and ministry.
After the service we go to the White Hart pub opposite Kingston Bridge to spend time together - a good opportunity to get to know new people.
If you prefer the family vibe, join us at 9 or 11am instead!
The Sunday Service is the best way to be part of the church community and spend time with God, but it’s in Connect Groups where the relationships are really formed. Join us at either our Hampton Wick or Surbiton Connect Groups to explore the Bible and pray together, make friends and eat cake with like-minded students - contact Clare if you would like to join one or find out more. Once a month we meet together as a whole community of students to host a worship night or big social, all the details will be posted on our Instagram page.
The Living Room Cafe and Study Space
Every Wednesday morning the church opens up as a community cafe and study space, with affordable tea, coffee and cake served between 10-12am, free WiFi, and plug socket spaces available until 3pm. They often have special offers available for students, so grab your laptop and a study buddy and pop by!
The Alpha Course
Each term we run an Alpha course - a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. There’s no pressure, no follow up and no charge - find out about our next course here.