We are Emmanuel-Downing Christian Union – a warm community of Christians across both colleges who meet to encourage one another in our witness to our friends. We will typically meet once a week to study the Bible together and have a think about how this applies to our lives as students, as well as having a prayer meeting to bring all the work we do before God.

If you are coming to Emmanuel/Downing in the Autumn, or are already a student and have some questions, we would love to hear from you!

Anya Brown (ab2651@cam.ac.uk)

Hi, I’m Anya, a first-year Law student at Emmanuel! My favourite things to do in Cambridge include coxing (shouting at rowers!), having fun nights with friends and finding lovely coffee shops and libraries to get through my reading! I have loved being part of Emma-Downing CU over the past year especially making new friends and sharing the excitement we have in the Gospel. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with any questions, I’d love to hear from you!


Joshua Erlebach (jne25@cam.ac.uk)

Hello, I’m Joshua, a first-year studying Maths at Emmanuel. Since coming up to Cambridge I’ve enjoyed exploring the city, singing and playing squash as well as meeting lots of great people! Being part of Emma-Downing CU this past year has been great fun as we have encouraged one another to live for God where he has put us (in Cambridge!) I’m excited to be a rep alongside Anya for college CU this year and it is my hope and prayer that we can continue to grow as a community and share the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection with students at Emma and Downing. Feel free to drop me an email with any questions or just to say Hi!


If you’d particularly like to speak to a CICCU member at Downing, feel free to email Ian Tan at irct2@cam.ac.uk.

You can also check out our Website or our Emma and Downing Facebook Pages.