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  • Hello, we are the University of Cambridge Christian Graduate Society (CGS).

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  • Our goal is to grow the Christian graduate community in faith and fellowship, and to reach out to fellow students with the good news about Jesus.

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  • We welcome Christian postgraduates, postdocs and academics of all denominations as well as students looking to find out more about Christianity.

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Who We Are.


The Christian Graduate Society (CGS) aims to grow the Christian graduate community of Cambridge in faith and fellowship, and to reach out to fellow students with the good news about Jesus. We welcome Christian postgraduates, postdocs and academics of all denominations as well as students looking to find out more about Christianity.

CGS is a member of the Association of Christian Postgraduate Groups, a network of self-led, independent groups with a common mission and values.

The Association is part of IFES Europe's Postgraduate Initiative, which partners with Forming A Christian Mind and UCCF Research.


Committee Members and Advisors.


Ian Tan

Trinity Hall

President

Andy Li

Clare College

Treasurer

Grace Leung

Downing College

Secretary

Thomas Archbold

Trinity College

Committee member

John Lister

Trinity College (Fellow)

Senior Treasurer & Advisor
lister[at]damtp.cam.ac.uk

Josh Bell

Friends International (Team Leader)

Advisor
joshua.bell[at]friendsinternational.uk

Anja Lijcklama à Nijeholt

UCCF Strategic Research Associate

Advisor
anja[at]formingachristianmind.org

The committee subscribes to the UCCF Doctrinal Basis.

Events.


In order to promote the Christian faith and community among Cambridge graduate students, we hold several weekly, fortnightly, and one-off events.


Weekly Bible Studies.

We run three weekly Bible study groups that meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The groups meet on different days so that those who wish to attend can choose the day that suits them best, e.g. so that they do not have to choose between attending a church Bible study and CGS Bible study. These groups are intended to be appropriate for Christians as well as those who are investigating Christianity or just curious about what Christians believe. Email cgs[at]cambridgesu.co.uk for more information and to be put in contact with someone from whichever group would suit you best. Feel free to invite your friends! The details for each group are listed below.

Tuesday

Time: 7 pm for dinner (provided) and 7:30 pm for the start of the Bible study.

Location: A home belonging to two of our members. Contact cgs[at]cambridgesu.co.uk for the address and other details.

Wednesday

Time: 7 pm.

Location: The Round Church.

Thursday

Time: 6:30 pm.

Location: Trinity College.

Weekly Prayer Meetings.

Prayer is an awesome privilege we have to grow deeper in our relationship with God, bearing fruit to His glory. We spend time together committing our lives, friends, and city to God our Father. Our prayer is mostly focussed on the graduate community in Cambridge, as we pray for a revival of love for Jesus here, and for Christians to live boldly for Christ. You don't have to be a member of the CGS to come, and first timers are always welcome. Email cgs[at]cambridgesu.co.uk for more details.

Time: 8 am - 9 am during term time.

Location: St Andrew's Street Baptist Church cafe (through the side entrance).

Breakfast (bread, tea, coffee, etc) is usually provided.

Term events.

Each academic term we run events ranging from talks (previous topics have included the historical reliability of the Gospels and relating academic work to the Christian faith) to socials such as picnics and potluck dinners. Details can be found in the term card (to be confirmed).

Events for International Students.

CGS also runs events for International Students, including the International Student Welcome at the beginning of the year. This leads onto events like International Food Evenings, Christmas parties, Garden parties and more! This are great things to invite your friends to and offer our community with the hope we have. Please email cgs[at]cambridgesu.co.uk for more details.

Calendar.

To add CGS events to your personal electronic calendar, click the + sign in the bottom-right corner of the calendar frame shown below. This calendar does not include the weekly Bible studies; please contact us by email if you would like more information regarding a particular group.

Related Societies and Groups.


Christians in Science
Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union
Forming A Christian Mind
Veritas Forum
Christian Heritage
The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

Churches in Cambridge.


Cambridge Chinese Christian Church
Cambridge City Church
Cambridge Community Church (C3)
Cambridge Presbyterian Church
Christ Church
Eden Baptist Church
Holy Trinity Church
Rock Baptist
St. Andrew's Street Baptist Church (St A's)
St. Andrew the Great (StAG)
St. Barnabas
Calvary Chapel



Leaving Cambridge.

If you are about to leave Cambridge and the CGS, firstly, we'll miss you! Secondly, this document contains details of some resources that may be helpful, particularly to those who are continuing in an academic environment and looking for scholarly Christian community (in addition to joining a local church). You may also wish to join the CGS alumni Facebook group to keep in touch with us and each other.

Get In Touch With Us.


We welcome Christian postgraduates, postdocs and academics of all denominations as well as students looking to find out more about Christianity.

Should you have any questions or comments please email cgs[at]cambridgesu.co.uk
or
Join the e-mail list (click "Subscribe" on the left).

You can also contact us using our Facebook page.