Downing College Christian Union

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About Us

What we believe

We believe that we were created to be in a perfect relationship with God who is loving, just, forgiving and perfect. Yet, we all choose to do things our own way, rebelling and turning away from God.

However, despite this, God loves us so much he provided an answer. We believe that God became human in the form of his son, Jesus, in order to bridge the gap that we could never hope to bridge. Jesus lived a sinless, perfect life but was killed on the cross for our sakes. This is grace - our undeserved gift from God. If we believe and trust Jesus, through His self-sacrifice alone we have the opportunity to be in a true relationship with him. That is why we believe a man who lived over two thousand years ago is the most important thing we could share with others today.


As part of the wider Christian Union in Cambridge (CICCU), we meet on Saturdays at 5pm at Eden Chapel alongside other college groups for a short talk, some worship, prayer and encouragement. As a college group in Downing, we meet on Wednesday evenings for a meeting involving some food (think cake and chocolate), a short bible study and time to pray and chat, then we get together again on Friday mornings for a short prayer meeting.

These meetings prepare us as a college group, talking through what we've been chatting to friends about and planning larger events. Whether we look at how to be distinctive as Christians, or even tricky questions others might have about Jesus, our focus is always on evangelism; on how we can make Jesus better known in Downing College.