At CityGates we love students and love having them in our church family!

We know that uni can be an exciting but confusing time, as you figure out who you are, what you believe and where you're heading, so we want to support you during your time here in Norwich. Here's what life at CityGates looks like...

Join us on a Sunday

Come and visit us - we'd love to give you a warm welcome!
The best way to get to know us is to join us on a Sunday. We meet here at 9:30am and 11:15am with an evening service at 6pm. We also offer lifts from the UEA Medical Centre on campus at 10:45am every Sunday morning - just let us know!

Student Connect

Learn and grow together in a community with others
Student Connect happens every Thursday at 7:30pm, with a meal beforehand at 6:30pm. We meet for a short talk and then split into groups to study the Bible together. Whoever you are and wherever you're at, they're a space where you can ask questions so that you might grow in your faith.


Meet up and be invested in by an older Christian
Life as a Christian is best done together, and so many of our students find it helpful to meet up with someone a bit older for support, mentoring or encouragement. It might look like meeting up informally in a café or pub to study the Bible or read a book together, or just chat and pray - whatever you'd find useful in helping you grow spiritually. Sign up using the welcome form here

Serving at CityGates

Play a valuable role in the life of the church
Serving is more than just helping out or joining a rota - it's about being part of something bigger and is a great way to get to know church family. Many of our students serve and there are loads of different areas of that you can get involved in  - kids work, music, welcome and more!


Enjoy hanging out and getting to know our wonderful city!
We love spending time together - usually with food involved! On the first Sunday of every month a group usually goes out for lunch after church, then there's socials, meals and days out during the year - including our annual beach trip to see the seals! To know what's happening, join our WhatsApp group!

What's happening this September?

If you're coming to Norwich to study, then let us welcome you - here's what's coming up!

Welcome Lunches

Free lunches happening every Sunday after the 11:15am service!

24th Sept, 1st, 8th & 15th October

Student Connect

Kick off the term with the launch party for our first Student Connect!

Thursday 28th September

The Weekender

Join us for a weekend of food, fun, games and great Bible teaching!

Fri 20th - Sat 21st October

Let us know you're coming!

We can't wait to see you and look forward to meeting you soon. Whether it's offering a helping hand or looking out for you on a Sunday, just let us know if there's anything we can do to make your move easier by saying hi and filling in our welcome form .