So what does it stand for? It stands for Fellowship of Coptic Christian University Students! What makes it so unique is that it is the only service which is aimed at all Coptic university students studying in London FOCCUS is an incredible service which brings together students across multiple discoes, not just London. It is fun and light-hearted, but also spiritually nourishing. The heart of the service is fellowship because we understand that the university environment can be difficult, especially if you’ve just moved into London. FOCCUS has become so popular that some people have been attending from Brighton, Stevenage and even Hertfordshire. Despite being aimed at university students, we’ve also had countless graduates continuing to attend our meetings.

We cover a huge range of topics, from ending a season of spiritual drought, to being Christian in a secular society and God’s place in mental illnesses. All talks are followed by food and games!

When: Alternate Thursday at 7 p.m.
Where: Room 2.18, Chadwick building, Gower Street, UCL, WC1E 6BT

City Mission

What is it about?

City Mission is all about providing some sort of fellowship to our family who don’t have any one place to call home. We aim to give them a sense of home through spending time together every Tuesday as well as providing some to discuss our faith, the reason for our hope. and try to remove barriers that our family in Christ may have.

It targets mainly people who don’t have a place to call home and are willingly to accept some help. What is discussed varies from person to person, however in general, it can be anything from how their weeks have to the bible or even a topic of Apologetics. We try to give them a space where they can talk about whatever it is that they’d like to discuss.

The general feeling at city mission is joy – we are lucky that we have been given this opportunity to go and share some of our time with some of our family, who otherwise, may not have any (respectable) human contact through out the week. It allows us to fulfill our duty as Christians who have been instructed to care and love for our family, regardless of race, colour, spiritual background, financial background or what they believe in.

When and where?

The service takes place every Tuesday from 7.30 p.m. until around 11 p.m.

It is broken up into three parts:

  • Every last Tuesday of the month, we gather and do an indoor mission at St. Saviour’s Church in Pimlico.
  • Every other Tuesday, we gather at Holy Apostles Catholic Church also in Pimlico, and prepare some food bags for distribution. We then take the prepared bags, any clean donated clothes, some instruments and our faith to an enclosed street called Spenser Street in Victoria. This is the meeting point that all of our extended family meet us at to hand the food and spend some time together.
  • In parallel to this, every Tuesday we have two other teams who take to the streets of the Strand and Goodge street, which is a walk about mission. The team takes brollies filled with food, some hot flasks of tea, coffee and soup, and begin distributing to the people who are unable to move from their ‘spot’ and meet us at Spenser Street.

Grapevine Fellowship Meeting

Grapevine Fellowship Meeting is a midweek gathering for anyone seeking spiritual nourishment and discussion on topics relating to the application of Christianity in everyday life. In our fast-paced lives and the multiple demands we face, Grapevine is a useful opportunity in which we gather together to pause, and reflect on how to translate our Christian beliefs into action in the modern world.

Grapevine falls within the ‘Coptic Youth Mission’ umbrella, and is supported by a dynamic steering group who serve under the care of His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London. The bi-weekly meeting consists of a 20 minute talk by Archbishop Angaelos, followed by a dynamic discussion with all present. The meeting is intended to be welcoming and interactive, allowing for discussion that leads to spiritual growth. Of course, no fellowship is complete without the ‘breaking of bread’ and so snacks are served after the discussion, giving optional time to unwind, play games and chat to fellow attendees.

Whether you are exploring Christianity or have walked in the Faith for some time, we warmly welcome you to attend Grapevine Christian Fellowship with us – we would love to meet you!

When: Alternate Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.
Where: St Pancras New Church NW1 2BA