Finding the right church

Here are some tips to help you find the church that is right for you in Birmingham

  1. Pray! Ask God to help you find a great church
  2. Ask your church leaders or other members of your church at home if they know of any churches in Birmingham
  3. Visit different churches in your first few weeks at uni. It’s unlikely you’ll find the right church first time. However…
  4. Don’t spend ages going round loads of different churches. Pick a church and get stuck in there
  5. When you visit a church, chat to some of the leaders – ask them to tell you more about what their church is like.
  6. Remember that no church is perfect, so don’t be put off if you can’t find one that’s exactly what you want

Churches in Birmingham

Here is a list of some of the churches in Birmingham. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if there are any churches we’ve left out, please let us know.

Birmingham City Church
bcclogonewA very warm welcome to BCC! If you are hoping to find a church in Birmingham, look no further than Birmingham City Church.  We are a vibrant, multicultural, Elim Pentecostal church located in the heart of Birmingham.  You will find that we are a church ‘in the city for the city’ with one of the largest faith communities in the Birmingham metropolitan area, regularly attended by over 60 nationalities.  Come and find Jesus at BCC!
Address: Parade, Birmingham, B1 3QQ
Sunday Services: 9:00am, 11:15am

Birmingham Vineyard Church
Vineyard logo
Our journey began in November 1988 as a small group of people meeting in a home with a vision to build a church that would bring life to Birmingham. That small group grew to become the church that we are today. We continue to be a community who carry that vision and are passionately pursuing God’s heart for our city through our ordinary everyday lives.
We are a church where lives are changing.  A place where people are excited about following Jesus and experiencing life in a new way.  We are a people who are bringing life to our city and communities and a place where we see transformation happen as we pursue the dreams that God has placed in our hearts.
City Centre Congregation
Address: 174-178 Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 7EP
Sunday Services: 10:30am, 5:30pm
South Congregation
Address: University of Birmingham School, 12 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QU
Sunday Services: 11:00am

Carrs Lane Church
Carrs lane church logoThe Church at Carrs Lane meets in the very centre of Birmingham. We are a diverse, gathered, open, growing and welcoming Christian community drawn from a wide variety of faith backgrounds.  We believe in the importance of engaging directly with the wider life of the city in all its glorious – and sometimes painful – variety.   We are growing in confidence as we seek to be ‘incarnational’ Christian presence in the city.  Much of what we do has a commitment to justice at its heart; this is a church which deliberately seeks to be inclusive; it is also a church in which honest questions and careful thinking are encouraged.
Address: Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX
Sunday Services: 10:30am

City Church Birmingham
city-logoWe are Christians of all ages and backgrounds who meet together to glorify God by making the good news of Jesus Christ known in Birmingham. We also want to know God better and to live our lives in ways that glorify him. We are convinced that his word changes lives and we therefore put the Bible at the centre of church life. The Church is not a collection of individuals but a family. As such we enjoy eating food together, days and weekends away, and  encourage everyone to belong to a mid-week homegroup where we can get to know one another in smaller groups.
Address: The Octagon, Edgbaston High School for Girls, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3TS
Sunday Services: 10:30am, 6:00pm

Hope City Church
hope_city_church_logoIn the heart of the UK’s second largest city, Hope City Birmingham is an exciting and thriving congregation. Packed full of families, students, young professionals and everyone else, we just know you’ll feel right at home.
We are one of many great pentecostal churches in Birmingham with a big heart to connect each and every person to the life changing message of Jesus Christ through the power of Gods community, His Church.
Our services are full of life with great worship, inspiring and practical preaching and an exciting programme for children and youth. Plus we’ve got midweek groups and loads going on for everyone in Birmingham!
We hope you can join us at one of our services soon!
Address: 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP
Sunday Services: 11:00am, 5:00pm

New Life Baptist Church
brandingimageThe principal purpose of New Life Baptist Church is the advancement of the Christian faith according to the principles of the Baptist denomination. At the heart of our purpose as a church is a desire to touch the community for good. Jesus said “come to me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest”, and we believe that means all. We live in an increasingly insecure world and we believe that getting back to Godly values is essential for our survival as a community and a nation. We seek to advance education through Christian teaching and carry out other charitable purposes in the United Kingdom and/or other parts of the world.
Address: 80 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ
Sunday Services: 10:30am

OIKOS Church
oikos-church-logo-smallOIKOS Community Church is a network of gospel communities on mission as one church. Our end vision is to see one gospel community planted for every 1000 people across Birmingham. Our gospel communities gather together as one body every Sunday at 10:30 AM for celebration and equipping.
Throughout the week each gospel community meets regularly to share life together centred on the gospel and to witness to friends, family & neighbours.
Address: 58 High Street, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6RH
Sunday Service: 10:30am

Second City Church
A new congregation of City Church meeting in the heart of the city from 4-5pm in the Tea Lounge at St Martin’s in the Bull Ring. We gather for coffee and cake before a cafe-style meeting where we also discuss what we are learning around tables.
Perfect for those who live in or around the city centre, for those who prefer to worship in a more informal setting and an ideal place to bring friends looking into the Christian faith.
Address: St Martin in the Bull Ring, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 5BB
Sunday Services: 4:00pm

St John’s Church
mainlogoSt John’s is a friendly, lively Anglican church based on Harborne High Street. We’re committed to loving God, building strong communities, and taking the good news of Jesus Christ to all people. We think St John’s is a great place to meet God, either for the first time, or if you’ve been a Christian for years. Going somewhere new is never the easiest thing to do, so we hope our website helps you learn more about us, and makes that first visit easier.
Address: High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9PT
Sunday Services: 9:15am, 11:15am, 6:30pm

St Luke’s Gas Street
St Luke’s Gas Street was once an industrial site for manufacturing gas. That gas was used to power the street lamps that illuminated the area surrounding this part of the city. The history of this wonderful building has provided us with a compelling narrative to be a church that generates light for the city of Birmingham. In Matthew 5:14 (MSG), Jesus says “You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in our world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.” The source of the ‘light’, that we pray will pour out of this building, is the love and power of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to not only create a space where people from all walks of life can experience that love and power, but also to create a community of believers who carry that light into their every day lives.
Address: 41 Gas Street, Birmingham, B1 2JT
Sunday Services: 10:30am, 4:00pm, 6:30pm