Something for Everyone

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 local church as valued members of a larger body of believers.

Sunday Lunches

After each of the first four Sunday morning services of the autumn term, we host Student Welcome lunches. This is an opportunity for you to get together with other students and meet church members who are involved in student ministry; you’ll meet the student team who will give you a feel for what sorts of ministries Carey is involved in, and show how we’d love to bless you during your time at university.

During term time, we organise Student Lunches in the homes of church members each Sunday after the morning service. Student Lunches are an opportunity to connect with the wider church at Carey, for fellowship and food (perhaps a break from beans on toast!).


We can arrange transport for you to and from Carey, especially in the early weeks of the Autumn Term when you are finding your way around. If you would like more details please contact Dan on 07730 569 658.

Wednesday Bible Study

Every other Wednesday evening, 6:30-8:30pm we gather together for a Student bible study aimed at providing a space for Students to dig deep into God’s word together. These are held near the university campus and will start with an informal meal, sung worship and then a bible study and prayer in smaller groups. We know evenings are precious for students and so we will finish in good time for the rest of your evening plans to roll on! Click here to see the dates for this term’s studies.


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

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.


For more details, please contact the team at:

Click here to download the Spring Term card for more details of events happening this term.