Students Welcome!

At Encounter Church we love to welcome students from all nations to come and be a part of the church family. We are delighted that our church is right in the centre of student land in Selly Oak and it is our privilege to host events and activities for those studying here.

During term time we offer free student meals, student connect groups, activities, table tennis, trips, music events, assistance with English etc.

We also work closely with Friends International, Agape, Fusion, Birmingham Christian Unions, UCCF and others to encourage, support and assist students. we are here for you! We believe that God has given us the privilege of being here for you and helping you discover Christ for yourself and then grow as a Christian. There will, of course be opportunities to be part of a Connect Group or volunteer to be a part of a specific ministry team (eg. the Worship team, Media Team, Community Work, Encounter Kids, Youth, etc) and to use the gifts and ministries that God has invested in you.

Freshers & Returning Students

If you’re a fresher and arriving this summer (international students) or Autumn then you will receive a special welcome. We already have a team planning activities for our newly arriving and 2nd & 3rd year and post grad students. Watch this space and keep up with us on social media (Facebook & Instagram). 


If you’d like more information then please email:

Jon Rees

Abz Adekeye

We look forward to welcoming you to Encounter Church!