Students

STUDENTS

 

 

St Mellons Baptist Church has a long history of welcoming students – if you’re coming to Cardiff to study, please do consider making us your spiritual home during your time in our city.  Feel free to browse our website – you will find plenty of information about us here, and get in touch if you want to know more.

In St Mellons we can offer you the chance to step outside the “student bubble” and become part of our church family, meeting everyone from newborn babies up to nonagenarians!

Fellowship and Hospitality

While most students enjoy being surrounded by friends their own age, we understand that Sundays can sometimes be difficult days for students who are used to spending the day with their family, and who miss the love, fellowship and support of their home church.

We serve tea and coffee (and biscuits!) after every service, so if you come into the back hall you will quickly meet and get to know us.  You will also be invited every week (along with other students) to enjoy Sunday lunch in the home of one of our families.  This is a great way for you to get to know us all even better, and to become integrated into our church family.  If you need a lift home after lunch this is easy to arrange, or you are more than welcome to stay all day and come to the evening service too.

Support

While being a student can be a wonderful experience, we know that it can also be really difficult at times. It can be stressful, confusing and lonely. You might even feel like giving up at times. We understand that, and genuinely welcome the opportunity to support you through your time at university in any way that we can. You are likely to make friendships in our church that will last a lifetime.

Student Meetings

We welcome our students to come along to our prayer meetings and house groups (Wednesday nights) as well as to our Sunday services. However, we recognise that one of the ways in which we can support you is to have meetings specifically aimed at you too.  These are currently run by two post-grad students who are members of our church (Will Christofides and Sarah Johnston).

Transportation

Walking to our church is not an option for most students, as we are about 5 miles from the city centre!   Catching a bus is one way of getting here (see below*), however one of our members (Sarah) is a post-grad student who is happy to offer you a lift to church every week – please do get in touch if this would be helpful for you.

Every year there are representatives from our church at the Christian Union “Walk to Church” on Sunday mornings, complete with cars ready to bring you to our services.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

* If you want to catch a bus, you need to take the number 30.  The best way to know where buses are going from and at what times is to download an App called ‘Cardiff Bus’. You can pay for your bus ticket on a different ‘Cardiff Bus’ IFF App, or with cash. You need to get off at the Blue Bell bus stop on Newport Road (ask the driver to tell you) then walk up a road called Tyr Winch Road (which is between two pubs) for a hundred metres until at the top of the hill you see the church on your left. Very simple!