International Families


For any internationals living in or around Guildford!

International student life is changing. When Friends International first started internationals would arrive with their families to study. We had a family worker to help support these students. Over time, the vast majority of students were younger and less likely to have families with them. We do not have the facilities to support families at this point but there are many recommended groups around Guildford to help internationals with families.

When, Where and by Whom 

Mondays 10-11.30 am and Thursdays 1-2.30 pm. | Teddies at Emmanuel Church. (£1 plus 20p for each extra child)  https://www.emmanuelchurch.co.uk/mission-partners/church-members/toddlers-mothers/teddies/ 

Tuesdays 9-11.15am | Little Sunbeams, 132 Manor Road Hall, Stoughton, GU2 9NR (no admission charge) https://www.manorroadhall.org.uk/activities/parent-and-toddlers

Wednesdays 9.30-11.30am | Kangaroo Club, 4b Southway, Westborough, GU2 8DA  near to the Co-op at Aldershot Road (£1.50)   http://www.westborough-urc.co.uk/kangaroo-club.html

Wednesdays 9.30-11am | Little Lambs, Queen Elizabeth Park Centre, Railton Road, Stoughton, GU2 9LX (£1.50)   http://www.newlifebaptist.org.uk/qep/index.php

Contacts for more information:

  • Sue Handscombe  s.handscombe@ntlworld.com / 07952 674364
  • Jenny Farrant   jennyfarrant@tiscali.co.uk / 07748 830322
  • You can also look at the Emmanuel Church website here  www.emmanuelchurch.co.uk