Internationals imageFirst time visitor to this site? then welcome to St John’s Church!

International visitors and students are very welcome at St John’s and we hope that you will feel at home among us. We have a number of regular internationals in our fellowship and many students who join us while studying at colleges and universities in Birmingham.

You are welcome to attend the regular Sunday worship services, and also other church activities during the week.  We welcome people of all faiths or none. Services are at 9.15am; 11am and 6.30pm (one morning service at 10am during the school summer holiday).

On Sundays there is a ‘Meet and Greet’ area in the Main Hall where you will be welcomed and can find out more about St John’s Church. Alternatively please speak to one of the Welcome Team as you arrive at church.

Download a leaflet with information for international students and visitors

If you have any general enquiries or questions about St John’s,or any of the activities in this leaflet, or if you are unable to contact the person listed inside please contact Susie Liu who will be pleased to help you.

There are also some meetings and events at St John’s which are particularly suitable for internationals students and visitors.
Please read about these below…

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
St John’s has small mid-week groups called Home Groups.  These provide an opportunity for Christians to meet together in a home  for fellowship, social events, bible study and prayer. There are two or three which extend a special welcome to internationals and these provide an opportunity to meet with both British people and other internationals.

The groups normally meet from 8pm – 10pm on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Transport can often be provided. If you would like to join a mid-week small group please email Debby Bridge or the Church Office, or telephone 0121 427 4601.


CAMEO@St John’s

Come And Meet Each Other – a group for international women (pre-school children welcome)

CAMEO@St John’s meets on Thursdays 10 am – 11.30 am in term time

Activities and Bible Discussion on alternate weeks at St John’s Church.

For details contact Adele Cheatle or pick up a card at the ‘Meet and Greet’ area at St John’s.

£1 per session. Download the Autumn 2018 programme

Other activities for International Students in the local area

Come And Meet Each Other – a group for international women (pre-school children welcome)
A social group providing the opportunity to make friends, learn about other cultures, try a new craft. Cost £1.
Thursdays 1.30pm to 3pm at Christian Life Centre, Bristol Road/Langleys Road, Selly Oak B29 6HW
For details contact Mike and Rachel Hill on 

A place to practise everyday conversational English plus a discussion using Bible texts.
Thursdays 5pm – 7pm in term time at St Francis Hall, University of Birmingham (02 on Bham Uni campus map).

A place to relax, make friends and enjoy English conversation. Run by teams of volunteers from several local churches.
Thursday Evenings, 8pm to 9.30pm at Harborne Baptist Church, Harborne Park Road, B17 0DH. Details at or pick up a leaflet at church

for international women
Fridays 1pm-3pm 
Lunch and informal Bible study on Bristol Road, Selly Oak B29 6NE
For details email Jill Edgington

For anyone wishing to explore the Christian faith, a course is held on Tuesday evenings at 29 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak B29 6BW Click here for more information.

To view more activities for International Students click on the Friends International Birmingham website

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