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Faith Groups and Societies

Our faith groups and societies have something for everybody. They put on some great activities on the Canterbury and Medway campuses and attract large numbers of students.

If you like the idea of going on a day trip by coach with a group of friends or if you want to help organise some of the most enjoyable social events on campus (maybe taking part in prayer, worship, discussions and meetings with visiting speakers) or simply having the best chance of meeting more people then check out our faith groups and societies.  

Buddhist Meditation Group

The Buddhist meditation group is a long-established and friendly group of people from various religious backgrounds, meeting every Wednesday for silent meditation and informal discussion. Students, staff, visitors and residents are all welcome to come as often as they wish, without any charges or obligations, to take the opportunity to refresh the mind and to develop their meditation practice.

Please visit our website, Buddhist Meditation Group, for more information.

Ichthus Methodist Group

Ichthus is a Christian discussion group held in St Peter's Methodist Church (in the city centre). We are a relaxed and friendly group and discuss a variety of contemporary issues from Christian viewpoints. We have related Bible Studies on alternate weeks, prayers, and some purely social events too. Get in touch if you are interested in coming along or would like to know more!

E-mail Joy Everingham for more information.

Kent Union Societies

Head to Kent Union to Find a Student Group, simply filter through 'Faith and Belief' for groups such as:

There is also a Faith Network where you can join other students in creating events and campaigns to strengthen your community.

New Life Group

New Life is a cultural and international mix of people. Canterbury is a very international place and this is reflected in the way God has made us a House of prayer for all nations (Mark 11:17). The New Life Group is supported by the New Life Pentecostal Church. There is a warm friendly atmosphere and visitors will feel immediately welcome. We are a Cell Church which means that everyone is encouraged to participate actively!

Visit The New Life website for more information.

Tell us if information is missing!

If you know of faith groups and societies that are currently happening but not listed above, please email us at to give us details we can add to this page.    

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