If you’re new to Knighton then you’ll be able to find out a bit about who we are and what we get up to from browsing around the site, but feel free to email us at  if you have any other questions.

Students form a crucial part of the life of this church. We’re a family church and see you as a big part of that family!

At Knighton we have a team dedicated to students, led by Pip Graves, Josiah Ford, Hannah and Adi Jefferies, Daniel White and Josh and Diviya Mason. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get involved and feel at home here. We put on a number of events throughout the year specifically for students but our heart is that you feel very much part of the family here at Knighton!

You can connect with us by following us on Instagram. We have a student WhatsApp group for Leicester students to join. Please email us to find out more.

What’s on?

Student Lunches
We all know students appreciate good food! We hold regular student lunches at homes, mainly in the summer term, and it’s a fantastic way to get to know other members of the church – as well as feeding up for the rest of the week! It looks unlikely that this will happen due to lockdown, but we will aim to meet up as soon as we’re allowed to.

Sunday evenings

Every Sunday evening, after the 6.30pm service we have ‘after hours’. It’s a good time to enjoy hanging out as a group with other 18-30s in the church. During lockdown we’re going to meet up at 5.30pm at church, we’ll have some food, and discussion, and then go on to ‘after hours’. There is also a zoom hangout every Sunday evening for the whole church. For zoom details, email the church office.

Student group
Every Wednesday evening we meet to study the Bible and pray. This is usually at different houses, but during lockdown we are meeting at church. We send details, prayer points and info on our student WhatsApp group. Please email us to find out more.

Getting involved in church?
Church only works when we all pull together. The bible talks about us being a body and we each have a part to play. We really want you to be involved in CU as Uni is such a strategic time for reaching your friends, but we do want you to be part of church too! Normally you should pick up a “How can I serve” leaflet from the foyer and drop it into the office. The church is now starting to open up. Students are involved in loads of areas from helping with the PA to being leaders on the summer camps held at Hungarton. Why not email us to find out where you will fit?

International students

We count it a great privilege that students from all over the world join us at Knighton. Throughout the year we lay on a number of meetings and social events for international students, and all are welcome to join any of the groups and events at Knighton.

Globe Café
Globe Café is a free social event for international students to meet local people, learn British culture and practise English. It normally runs on Monday nights at 7.30pm at Trinity Hall, Leicester (LE1 6WP). Because of Covid-19, Globe Café is now meeting on Zoom. Please email for details.

FOSSIL (Friends of OverSeas Students In Leicester)
Our God is a welcoming God, so at Knighton Free Church we love to reflect this by welcoming international students to our church and city. As a church we take an active part in the FOSSIL programme run by Friends International. This means that international students who would like to experience Christian hospitality in Leicester are linked with a family/home. When the Coronavirus regulations allow visiting other people’s homes, you will be invited around for a meal together. At the moment, because of Covid-19, your host will invite you for a socially distanced walk or an online chat. We are also hoping to run some FOSSIL events this year at Knighton where students and hosts can come along together and meet other participants. If you would like more information then please email If you are a student and would like to come along to any of the services run by the church, we would love to meet and welcome you.