Tertiary Students

A church near Sydney Uni and UTS

“I didn’t really know anyone when I moved to Sydney so the process was daunting, but I contacted someone who attended Barneys and they accompanied me to Church for the first time (and many times after!) …
The first time I walked in the doors of Barneys, I had never felt so welcomed. So many people smiled at me and welcomed me! I saw that the more I got involved, the more comfortable I felt. I can honestly say that Barneys is the highlight of my week. The talks are thought-provoking, the music is great and the community atmosphere is awesome.” (Caitlin, USYD)

Being a student is an exciting time of exploration: new ideas, new freedoms, new friends, perhaps even a new city. Whether you’re looking to deepen you faith through rich Bible teaching and fellowship, or exploring Jesus’ claims for the first time, there is something for you at Barneys.

Church building

Church on Sunday

Barneys church services are located close to Sydney University, UTS, Notre Dame, and other tertiary institutions. If you’re studying and looking for a church then come by and see if Barneys is for you.

Most of our students and young workers go to the Sunday night church service at 6:30pm. Many of our international students choose to come to the Sunday morning church service at 10am or to Barneys Overseas Chinese Church at 4:30pm.

A Student Central group having dinner and bible study

Growth groups

Our young adults meet together in small groups throughout the week. Often they’ll share a meal together, meeting either at someone’s house or at the church.

Growth groups are one of the main way we express our identity as a family of missionary servants and disciples. Sometimes the groups are made up of people at the same stage in life, but we also have groups which are cross-cultural and cross-generational.

If you’d like to find out more about joining a growth group, email Rhys Duggan, or call 02 9211 3496.

Sydney University colleges

Residential College Bible Studies

If you’re living in accommodation in or around Sydney Uni, Notre Dame or UTS we can help connect you with Christian groups that meet together where you live.

We have active groups at all the Sydney University colleges, plus many of the other student residences around the university.

Email Rhys Duggan, or call 02 9211 3496.

International Christian Fellowship (ICF)

Barneys partners with student leaders to enable a ministry to South East Asian students. ICF meets on Friday nights at Barneys for worship and Bible Study.

For more information email Erica Hamence, or reach out to ICF directly: you can email Jarrod (president) or call 0424 935 218, or reach Vanessa (secretary) at 0423 716 577.


认识朋友 认识耶稣

Many of our Chinese international students are involved in English and/or Mandarin Bible Study groups. These groups meet at Barneys and on campus at UTS and the University of Sydney.

For more information email Jason Cheng or call 02 9211 3496.

Student accommodation near Sydney Uni and UTS

Moving for uni?

We love connecting Christians in colleges and other residences

Lots of people are moving closer to uni into colleges, one of the many university residences, or share houses. We want to help connect you with other Christians who might already be meeting together where you live.

Let us know where you’ll be living

St Barnabas Terraces

The St Barnabas Terraces are six houses on Glebe Point Road offering secure, inexpensive, self catered accommodation for male and female undegraduate students 18-21 years old, who can stay for the whole academic year.

Only five minutes from Sydney University or a short bus trip to UTS. Close to Central Railway Station. A great location, a great environment … with plenty of opportunity to make great friends.

Phone: 02 9692 8798
Fax: 02 9552 2580

Arundel House

Arundel House is a small residential college in Forest Lodge for female undergraduate students. www.arundelhouse.asn.au


Erica Hamence

Erica Hamence

Associate Minister -
discipleship & campus ministries

Phone: 02 9211 3496
Email: erica.hamence@barneys.org.au