Getting connected

Small groups

Throughout the week various small groups meet in homes and in our building. These groups are built around friendship and study of the Bible. These include a weekly Bible study for international students, our Tuesday Fellowship – a coffee morning and service for the elderly, groups for women and other study groups.

Find out more about these groups, and how you can join one, via our Connect Point and Connect Team on any Sunday or contact Dave Bish.


We’re located 300 metres from the West Entrance of the University of Nottingham, and our building is surrounded by the UPP Broadgate Park halls of residence. We love having students as part of our church and about 80 students are part of our congregation during term time.

‘The Student Room’ meets after our Sunday evening service from 8pm-9.30pm. Each week in term time you can get a free hot meal and the opportunity to discuss how the good news of Jesus changes every part of life.

We run Student Weekends away on the last weekend of January and in June. We offer mentoring and additional seminars to understand more of the Christian faith throughout the year.

Join our Facebook Group or find out more by contacting Dave Bish.

International students and scholars

We love to welcome people from around the globe. We realise moving to a new country can be hard and are eager to help you adjust to life in the UK. If you’re new to church we’d love to help you begin to explore Christianity, and if you are a Christian we’d love to help you grow during your time here.

Here are some of our regular activities:

Globe Cafe

Mondays 8:00-10:00pm An informal café where you can enjoy fun activities and discussion with local Christians.  A great place to make new friends, practice English and share cultures. Visit our facebook page here.


Sundays 5-6.30pm or Mondays 6.30-8pm A group for those who want to find out what Christians believe. Each week we meet to study the Bible, and provide an opportunity for you to ask your questions in a relaxed and informal setting.


Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm  A fellowship group for  international students and scholars within our church family. We meet to study the Bible, share our lives and pray for each other.Our desire is to help you thrive as a Christian during your time in Nottingham and be equipped to serve the global church beyond your time in Nottingham.


Alternate Thursdays 1:00-2:30pm –  A friendship group for wives of international students and scholars  where you can make friends, practice speaking English, enjoy activities and learn about other cultures. Women of any faith and culture and their children are welcome.

Contact John Goodwin for further details.

Children and Young People

Throughout the week we host activities for school age children.

Total Tuesdays (for children of primary school age) meets on Tuesday from 5.45pm-7.15pm;  including quizzes, games and crafts whilst learning from the Bible about who Jesus is and what He has done.

Alta (for young people of secondary school age) meet on Fridays 7.30-9.30pm; 
for a bible study, with time to socialise and make friends

Under fives is our weekly group for pre-school children and their parents / carers. It runs on a Monday from 9.45-11.45am

For many years we have run a ‘Holiday Club’ in the Summer Holidays. Details of this year’s holiday club are here.

Sunday groups for those aged 0 – year 6 during our 9.15am Sunday service. More information can be found here


Beeston Free Church recognises the vulnerability of children and young people in today’s society and so operates a  safeguarding policy  for the protection of those in its care. All children and youth workers have also been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To help us best care for your children we will ask you to complete a consent form when you come along for the first time. It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange transport to and from the activities.

First Aid: Would you please inform the leader of the group(s) your child attends if he/she has any medical problem, e.g. asthma or allergies.