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image007Over the last 6-7 years King’s Church has developed a special involvement with Chinese and international students and staff at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) in Preston.

Usually around 70-80 come to the introductory meetings and there may be 20 or more in church on a Sunday with 60-70 Chinese involved in the various housegroups.

Introductory Meetings...

Who for? International students and scholars
When? Tuesdays in September (see calendar)
Where? The Salvation Army in Preston, Harrington Street, Preston, PR1 7BN

  • free food
  • singing
  • small "skits"
  • words from past students
  • a talk translated into Mandarin
  • opportunities to meet some British people

Sunday Services...

  • open to those of any or no religion
  • friendly giving an opportunity to meet English people
  • a minibus leaves each Sunday at 10am from the Foster car park to take any students or visiting scholars who wish to go the 1.8 miles to where we meet
  • often we provide sermon notes in Mandarin as the talk is in English
  • overseas students who come are likely to be invited to someone's home

Housegroups...

  • meetings in homes with British & Internationals (some Mandarin translation)
  • refreshments
  • singing
  • a teaching session on Christianity & discussion
  • comparison between Chinese and British culture
  • English practise
  • Other Activities...
  • outings to the Lake District & Yorkshire
  • cycling trips
  • parties
  • other special events

For more info please visit: kingschurchchinese.com and flickr.com/kingschurchstudents