One of the ways Avenue Baptist engages with town-centre life here in Southend is through the University and local sixth form college.  One of our Ministers and a number of church members work in the Chaplaincy team there for one day a week, and can be found in the Chaplaincy Office on level 2 of the Gateway Building on most Tuesdays … Other aspects of the chaplaincy work involve setting up various events on the campus to help the students explore life and faith, and to encourage them to get involved in a local church.