Student Work in Canterbury: UCCF

As a church we support  UCCF who work among the students at the universities in Canterbury. This happens through weekly Christian Union meetings and regular outreach events. Currently the local staff worker is Chris McBurney.  A new staff worker will come into post in August. We want to see as many students as possible have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel.  A number of SMB students serve on the CU committees at both universities.

Ruth Radley: Birmingham

Ruth Radley
Ruth relocated to the UK in 2015, after 8yrs working in South Sudan. She remains a CMS mission partner, serving on the home mission team and is now seconded to Birmingham Children’s Hospital as an honorary chaplain. The team’s activities are broad, serving huge needs in a well renowned hospital with many seriously sick children and their families. Spiritual care activities are used with children to help them think through their spirituality in the face of sickness, alongside wider spiritual care and support for the children and their families. 

kidz klub: canterbury

Kidz Klub
Canterbury Kidz Klub (CKK) meets every Saturday during the school term. From a base of about 170 children, 40-50 attend each week. Over the past year, we have had a positive response from the families from London who moved into the former barracks housing which has almost doubled the numbers of children at Kidz Klub.  We have had to hire a large bus to pick up these children, and take them home, in addition to the minibuses we use for the rest of Canterbury. The majority of the children come from unchurched backgrounds and all the families are visited each week and given a colouring sheet... there is a weekly prize for the best colouring sheet. 

canterbury christian schools work trust

Canterbury Christian Schools’ Work Trust works with primary and secondary schools. Our aim is to inspire hearts and see lives transformed.  We do this through: encouraging and inspiring pupils in our assemblies and creative prayer or reflection activities. These create opportunities for pupils to engage with Christian beliefs and 
values; providing space for pupils to reflect on their emotions, thoughts and behaviour through assemblies, one-to-one mentoring and group programmes such as ‘Believe’ & ‘Glow’; networking with churches and partnering with individuals, equipping them for meeting the needs of today’s youth and children. 

georgie taylor: nuneaton

Georgie is working with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) and is based at The Kings Lodge in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. It is an international Christian community called to disciple, equip and release people locally, nationally and internationally... transforming lives through knowing God and impacting nations through serving. As well as being based in this country, working with YWAM takes Georgie to many nations. This involves connecting globally within YWAM, and leading outreaches and ministering in different locations.This is all dependent on God’s provision through people partnering with her in all she is doing.

Student Work in Canterbury: Friends International

Friends International
As a church we support the work of Friends International, who work among the international student community in Canterbury. We also support the weekly Global Cafe, volleyball, English classes, Bible studies, trips and annual Canterbury Summer International Outreach (CSIO) run by Friends International. The staff worker here is Baiba Strause-Kalmere, who is supported by 3 Reach interns and Friends International Branch committee lead by Richard Barrett. If you have any questions or if you would like to get involved or support the international student ministry, please, contact

Time Out: Canterbury

Time Out is a charity working with individuals and communities around the city of Canterbury to encourage friendship, mutual support and hope. They seek to provide opportunities to handle life’s challenges and improve circumstances through friendship and support.

Time Out runs weekly drop-in groups, special celebrations and family gatherings. We also manage a pop-up coffee shop and a Money Matters service.