Welcome to your new city!! We cannot wait to help you feel right at home this September as you move to Sunderland for uni. We’re passionate about seeing you live your best life during your time at university and discovering everything that Jesus has for you.

We’ve got LOADS coming up in September to help you settle right into student life including our monthly socials. PLUS we have Dinner Parties happening every Wednesday to help you plug right into church family. Check out the dates below to see all that’s coming up!

PLUS to make it super easy to find us, we have out Bus Stop Crew manning the Park Lane Interchange (Stand P) bus stop from 16th Sept – 14th Oct to help you catch the Number 135 bus to church. Check out the details below for more info.

In the meantime…want to get in touch? Our friendly student team would LOVE to hear from you!

Drop us a line at or check out our instagram @hopecitysun.

See you in September!


Friday 14th September // 7:30pm // Freshers Prep + Prayer Party @ Tenon House | Ferryboat Lane | SR5 3JN
For all our Student Teams to get ready and prepare for Freshers Week.

Wednesday 26th September // All Day // Sunderland Uni Freshers Fayre @ CitySpace, Chester Road, SR1 3SD
Come and find us at the Societies and Clubs Freshers Fayre. We’ll be giving out free slushies all day!

Friday 28th September // 7:30pm // Freshers’ Beach Party Party @ Roker Beach (meet outside Fausto Coffee
The perfect way to relax and unwind after Freshers Week. Come and join us for a BBQ and beach games


We love our students and seeing them connected to their God purpose and destiny. Whether you’re just starting out in your career, new to the city or looking to make some new friends, we have so much planned just for you!

We have loads happening with you in mind featuring a once a month Friday Night service and a once a month hangout. Check out the dates below and invite EVERYONE! We can’t wait to see you there!

12th October – YA Fridays (NE UNITED) // 7:30pm @ 85 City Road, NE1 2AQ
YA Takeover – “How to be successful – keys to bossing life” + Antler Hangout (NE1 6BF)
A night packed full of wisdom from three of our inspirational students and young adults. We’ll be hearing their takes on ‘How to be successful – keys to bossing life’. Plus we’ll be heading out to Antler after the service to hang!

Friday 26th October // 7:30pm // Epic Movie Night @ Tenon House | Ferryboat Lane | SR5 3JN
We’ve got a the big screen up and it’s free for you and friends, so get ready with the popcorn! Keep following our Instagram page @hopecitysun to see how you can vote on which film we watch. 

9th November – YA Fridays (NE UNITED) // 7:30pm @ 85 City Road, NE1 2AQ
With guest preacher John Clarke + Flatcaps Hangout (NE1 6UF)
We’ve got a treat for you as we have the incredible John Clarke, YA and student pastor all the way from Hope City Liverpool, coming to share a powerful word guaranteed to impact you! Plus we’ll be heading to Flatcaps to hang after the service. 

Friday 23rd November // 7:30pm // Bowling @ MFA Bowl | High St West  | SR1 1TR
Bring your friends and join us as we hit the lanes for some classic bowling fun.

7th December – YA Fridays (NE UNITED) // 7:30pm @ 85 City Road, NE1 2AQ
Old School Worship & Encounter Night
Come for a night of extended worship as we lean in to encounter God in a fresh way. You can request all your favourite worship classics by direct messaging our Instagram page!

Friday 21st December // 7:30pm // Let’s Skate @ The Pop Up Ice Rink | Keel Square | SR1 3DZ
We’ll be getting into the festive spirit with a night of ice skating – invite your friends, course mates and neighbours. What better way to celebrate the end of term!