Something for Everyone


Coming to Reading? We’re so excited to meet you! The video above is the introduction to Carey that we prepared for last year so you can get a feel for how things run at Carey Students. More information about the academic year 2021-22 will be posted here in due course. In the meantime do feel free to contact us using the details below if you have any specific questions.


Student life is an incredibly unique time of life filled with new ideas, new people and places. It can be a time of real growth, but also a time of intense challenges. As a Church, Carey Baptist has had a long history of involvement with the Students at Reading University; equipping, discipling and encouraging them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, strength and mind.

We fully support the Christian Union at Reading University and all that they do to share the incredible message of Jesus with those who don’t yet know Him. We encourage students to be actively involved in the CU, while also seeking to integrate and engage Students with the local Church as valued members of a larger body of believers.

Bible Studies

This year we will be studying the gospel of Mark as a student group – and we are incredibly excited to dig deeper into God’s word and learn more of who Jesus is. There will also be weeks dedicated to covering specific topics that are relevant to this stage of your life!

We meet in the Carey Centre at 3:15pm each Sunday for Bible study, light refreshments, fellowship and prayer, before attending the evening service together. 

These gatherings will be in line with the latest government COVID guidance, and so may change format throughout the year as restrictions ease or tighten!

Getting here

Moving to a new place is always daunting! We will be organising a walking bus from Campus to the Carey Centre which will be meeting each Sunday at the Sports Park Cafe at 2:30pm. There will be some of the student team and students to walk with (socially distanced!), so we have a chance to get to know you on the way to the Carey Centre! 

The walking bus will get us to the Carey Centre in time for the Student Study before the evening service. 

If you would like more details please contact Dan on 07730 569 658.

Sunday Services

Due to COVID – services are looking slightly different this year! There is a booking system in place (although, don’t worry there will be some spare seats if you’re new and haven’t booked!), and we are encouraging people to watch one service online, and come to one service in person. 

As a student group we will be attending the evening service which starts at 5pm, straight after the student bible study. If possible don’t forget to book by Friday mornings.


For those wanting to meet with an older Christian for one-to-one discipleship, to study the Bible or to simply to talk and pray together, we are more than happy to connect you with someone suitable in the church.


Throughout the year we will be organising a number of different social events. Keep your eyes open on facebook and instagram for details of these.

Associate Membership

We offer associate membership to any Christian students who are members of their home church, but who would like to be more actively involved in serving at Carey during their time as a student.


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