Small groups are at the heart of student life here at Christchurch. Our aim is to be changed by God’s Word as we study it prayerfully, and to help encourage and care for one another as we seek to live for Jesus Christ.

Focus provides a great chance to get to know others in Durham - many students have found that friends from Focus have stayed with them for good!

We meet each Thursday evening to grab a bite to eat, study the Bible and pray. As well as that, there will usually be a talk from our Senior Minister or Student Worker, either focusing on an area of the Christian life (such as money, marriage, church) or on a doctrine from the Bible (such as the return of Jesus, the work of the Holy Spirit, sin, creation).

Food is served from 6.15, and Bible studies begin at 7pm. The evening closes at around 9.15pm.

For more information about Bible Study for international students, click here

If you would like to find out more information, our student worker Mark Rainbow would be more than happy to speak to you.

  • Mark Rainbow

    Rev’d Mark Rainbow

    Minister of Grace Church Newton Hall and Student Worker

    Mark is married to Sarah and they have two daughters named Annabel and Grace. Mark oversees the student work here at Christchurch.  Mark is also the Minister of Grace Church Newton Hall.

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