International Students

Hi and a very warm welcome to Nottingham and Cornerstone!

Cornerstone is a lively church that loves to welcome international students, scholars, families and friends from around the world. Your time in the UK can be pressured with studies, but also a marvellous opportunity to explore the meaning of life and what you believe, or, if you are already a Christian, to grow deeper in your faith. Being far from your home makes it important to make good friends here and we hope that Cornerstone might provide opportunities to form meaningful and lasting friendships and be a "home from home" whilst you are here.

We have lots of activities from learning more about the Christian faith to walking in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and many opportunities to share life with local and international friends over meals and discussions. We also have a dedicated Mandarin Fellowship group for those from mainland China.

Globe Café

Globe Café

A great place to make friends, chat and meet local people as well as enjoy cultural activities. We have a short thought and discussions on a Christian theme. 7:30 – 9:30pm each Monday in term time. Lifts by car are available please contact us if needed.



CAMEO ('Come and Meet Each Other') is for the wives of international students. It's a very friendly activity every other Thursday 1pm – 2:30pm. Small children are welcome too. Venue: Beeston Free Church NG9 2FY

Introduction to Jesus and the Bible


If you would like to ask questions and find out more about Jesus and the Bible, why not join a small table discussion group here on a Sunday morning, or at other times as arranged.

International Discipleship Group


If you would like to grow in your Christian faith the ID Group is every Tuesday evening in term-time. We start with a meal at 6pm followed by Bible study and prayer, ending by 8:30pm. Venue: Nottingham University Portland Building Chapel Lounge.

Mandarin Fellowship Group


普通话 学生团体:每星期五 晚上。热烈欢迎大家!Contact us for more information.

Philip Project Bible Training Course


This is an excellent course, one Saturday per month, designed for training Christian international students and scholars in Bible-handling skills and teaching the Bible to others. A previous student said, “I will never forget the Philip Project in my life. It has really shaped my view on some scriptural passages and how to prepare for talks to be delivered at any forum.”

Visit a Local Home


This is a great opportunity to get to know some local people and relax in a warm atmosphere. Some students have established lasting friendships with their hosts and have made several return visits. If you would like to sign up click here to fill in the form.

Cornerstone provides me with love care and most importantly a family in UK. Here I am imparted with the words of God, through which my spiritual life grows stronger.

Xing Yue, 邢悦

I still remember the lunches, picnics, movies and the various activities during the whole year including the Chinese New Year and Christmas. They were awesome! Most importantly God is here. I would recommend talking with one of the people there or taking part in the courses such as Curious, which explains the faith in a simple and interactive way.

Zhenyi 王禛义

The church is love, the Chinese fellowship is where I felt much easier to have a soft heart and opened mind to accept God’s words.

Susie Wang, Shanghai

In Cornerstone Church, I was touched by the great love of God. In the Chinese fellowship, I was filled with the love of brotherhood which was designed by Him. Whether you are a Christian or not, please join them and see how God's plan works on you.

Zhangping, Henan

Contact & Links

For more information contact Liz Middleton

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