Helping university students thrive in their studies and in their faith


All activities in our building are currently suspended. You can find out what we’re doing during the crisis on our page, “Life at King’s during Covid-19”. For more information about how we’re supporting students at this time, please contact Nathanael Smith.

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Starting your life as a student in Edinburgh is an amazing and challenging time. At King’s, we believe that being part of a local church community is one of the most important things you can do. Being in a vibrant, loving church is one of the best ways to grow in your faith, navigate student life, make lifelong friends and be a part of something bigger than yourself.

What’s On for Students

Ways to engage with life at King’s

During the week

Students hang out in the middle of the week in what we call small groups: communities led by students that read the Bible, eat together, sing, talk about faith, and a whole lot more. We think they’re the best thing you can do in the middle of the week.

Meet any regular at King’s and they’ll probably invite you along – everyone is welcome. Alternatively, contact one of the student team for more information.


Click here for the full story of what our 10.30am services are like. Here are the headlines: we love the word of God and teach from it every week; we welcome the Holy Spirit into our times of worship; we’re relaxed, friendly and fun, never taking ourselves too seriously.

Every morning meeting will be followed by a free student lunch during term time. It’s a great opportunity to hang out and rest on a Sunday afternoon, and reassure your mum that you’re eating at least one square meal a week.

Get involved

Invite your friends to our Alpha course or a big social to see what God might do in their lives.

Join a Sunday serving team to help with kids work, tech, welcome and more.

Take part in one of our regular outreach groups to local parents or the elderly community.

Bless those in desperate need by donating food to our Basics Bank.


Student Retreat 2020

In November, you will need to retreat.

The pressures of university life will be piling up, your course mates will make you think you need to be in the library 24/7. It’s at that moment that you most need to set time aside for God, to be refreshed and to remind yourself of His goodness and His care for you.

Join a group of students from King’s on a weekend away in the hills of western Scotland, where we’ll worship God, get amazing teaching, and hang out together. If you’re new to King’s, this is a great opportunity to get knitted into the community. If you’ve been coming along for ages, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with God and leave the madness of university behind.

The dates are the 20th-22nd November, right in the middle of essay season. This is intentional! It’s in the times of greatest pressure that we most need God; you can trust Him with your degree. This might take a bit of extra planning so you can finish your work in time or plan your group projects for different weekends. It might take a lot of faith to stop working for the weekend! But in return, you’ll meet with God, hear from Him and you’ll get back to work with renewed vision.

There’ll be a booking link closer to the time.

Nathanael Smith

For more information
please contact our student team staff member,
Nathanael Smith

Email Nathanael