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Students and Young Adults


St Columba's URC warmly welcomes students & young adults (18 - 35 year olds). Below are some ways in which this age group can specifically participate in the life of our church.

The community of St Columba's

Everyone is invited to take as active a role in our church as they feel able, from simply attending church services to being involved with our other activities and events. For further information, please refer to the Getting Involved page of this website and contact our minster. 

Chaplaincy to Students in the Reformed Tradition

A part of our Minister's duties is chaplaincy to Students in Oxford whose church life/faith is in the reformed tradition.  As part of that she is willing to give talks for students at colleges and other places of student gathering around our City.  You can see a talk she gave to students in Somerville College in October 2018.


Student and young adult led services

Throughout the academic year, there are usually three services led by the students and young adults of St Columba's URC (one each term). These provide opportunities for individuals to write & preach sermons, lead prayers, and choose the feel of the service. These services are normally preceded by a planning and preparation evening, which includes a meal. Further information will be made available via the mailing list (see below).


Social activities

The students and young people at St Columba's often have lunch on Sundays. These are planned via the mailing list or Facebook (details below)

Pastoral care and support

Our minister and Elders provide pastoral care and support to the students and young adults of St Columba's URC, with each individual being assigned an Elder.

Keeping in touch

There is a mailing list for students and young adults. Please use the form below to add yourself to the list, or contact our webmaster ([email protected]). There is also a Facebook group and a Twitter site for St Columba's URC.