Church Search

We believe that being part of a church is really important. There are wide range of great churches all over Southampton, so you're bound to find one you like!

Detailed information about each church can be found on their respective websites, or in our handy Church Search Booklet.

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Church Search

Southampton Churches

There are a wide range of churches all across Southampton - you're bound to find one you like!

Churches on this list have signed our Doctrinal Basis.

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Above Bar Church

Above Bar Church exists to glorify God by seeking to make and mature disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. We are a community of Christians dedicated to loving God, following Jesus and sharing the hope we have.

  • As a city centre church we have a real heart to reach those who are living, working, studying and sleeping rough on our doorstep. We are a member of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.

  • City

    69 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7FE

    • Sundays, 10:00am: Morning service - this is a multi-age, intercultural service with a thriving and varied congregation.
    • Sundays, 6:15pm: Evening service - this has a more contemporary feel with a larger group of students and young adults.


    Woodlands Community College, Southampton, SO18 5FX

    • Sundays, 10:15am: Morning service
    • Wednesday night hot meal and Bible study for students from 7.30pm-9pm.
    • Young adult brunch every first Saturday of the month, 11am-1pm at the church
    • Free hot meal after the 6.15pm service for the first three Sundays in October
    • Young Adult weekend away
    • Adoptive families to have you round for Sunday lunch!
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Christ Church Southampton

Committed to loving God, loving one another and loving Southampton.

  • A lively, gospel-centred church family based next to campus. Member of Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) and affiliated with South East Gospel Partnership, Solent Gospel Partnership, and UCCF.

  • Cantell School

    Cantell School, Violet Road, SO16 3GJ

    • Sundays, 09:30am: Morning Service
    • Sundays, 11:15am: Morning Service

    Burgess Road Library

    Burgess Road Library, Burgess Road, SO16 3HF

    • Sundays, 6pm: The Six O'Clock
  • Student Connect: a hot meal followed by a small group bible study. 7.30pm each Sunday at Burgess Road Library straight after the 6pm gathering.

    Click here to find out more
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Highfield Church

A community of devoted disciples who encounter God, grow together and seek the Kingdom.

  • If you want to be part of a community of devoted disciples, we don't expect you to come fully formed! The church is called to make disciples, and at Highfield you can grow by encountering God (at our Sunday services), growing together (through small groups) and seeking the kingdom (reaching out to our community). We derive all we believe, teach, and do from the Bible as the written word of God, while also learning to hear and obey the voice of the Spirit, speaking to us individually and collectively.

  • Highfield Church

    Highfield Church, Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL

    • Sundays, 9am: 9am Liturgical Service (also online)
    • Sundays, 10:30am: 10:30am Contemporary Family (also online)
    • Sundays, 10:30am: YTH CHRCH (Church plant aimed at 11-18s, but all welcome)
    • Sundays, 6:30pm: Contemporary Evening Service
    • Sunday Services: There are students at all 4 services, with 6:30 having the most.
    • Living Room: An all-student meal at 5:15 pm every Sunday
    • Small groups: Student-led missional small groups for students
    • Student Nights: Gathering together, learning to put faith into practice.
    • Prayer Walking: Seeking God on campus.
    • We also make time for 1-1 support to help you thrive at Uni.
    Click here to find out more
    • Tim (Student Pastor)

    • Rhiannon (Student Pastor)

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Life Church Southampton

Bringing Life To Every Community

  • We are all about Jesus and are all on an adventure together, to know and follow Him and help anyone in Southampton know and follow him. At Life Church you'll be part of a community that genuinely cares about people. We want to see students in Southampton live out their God given calling as followers of Jesus and their unique calling as students, with all the great opportunities that student-life brings. Life Church is part of Commission, who belong to the Newfrontiers Family Churches.

  • King Edwards School

    King Edwards School, Wilton Rd, SO15 5UQ

    • Sundays, 10:15am: Morning Service

    The Boathouse

    The Boathouse, 11 Cranbury Terrace SO14 0SQ

    • Sundays, 6pm: Evening Service
  • Students at Life Church tend to be part of the community at one of our Sunday meetings, get involved in our Life Groups that meet throughout the week and are an important part of the life of the church. Student work is overseen by David McNee, one of the Church leaders, and Casie Osborne, our student intern.

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St. Mary's

Following the way of Jesus, playing our part in the renewal of the City. The purpose of Saint Mary's is to share the love and hope of Jesus with all of Southampton. Jesus has the power to transform people, and transformed people transform places.

  • SAINTS Collective is a space for all Students and Young Adults from across Southampton aged 18 - 29 gathering with the desire to belong to Jesus and to be set apart for Him as we play our part in the renewal of the city. Our university years and twenties hold some of the most significant times in our lives and in it all we want to keep Jesus as the main thing, discover what it means to follow Him and share Jesus with those around us.

  • St. Mary's

    Saint Mary's Church, Chapel Road, SO14 1AQ

    • Sundays, 9:15am: Traditional, short reflective service with hymns, prayers and communion.
    • Sundays, 10:30am: Fun, lively service with worship, talks and ministry.
    • Sundays, 6:00pm: Vibrant and friendly service for all, and home to our Young Adults, Students & SAINTS Youth with post-service hangouts.
    • At SAINTS Collective we gather regularly on Thursday evenings at Chapel Road to eat, worship, pray and have teaching to grow deeper in our faith and with each other. We are kicking off with our first Collective evening of the term on Thursday 5th October.
    • When we are not gathering at a Collective evening we are gathering in Tables across the city. Tables are our midweek groups where we meet in smaller gatherings throughout the week and put down routes and go deeper into community as we seek to live in and live out the way of Jesus together.
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Anchor Community Church

Our vision is to know Jesus for all that He is and make Him known to others in the same way. Jesus is the Anchor of the soul; hence the name of our church.

  • Anchor is a vibrant Spirit filled church who believe that the Bible if our final authority. We celebrate God each week with a live worship band and a congregation of roughly 50 people. it is a church where students will find friendship and support whilst studying in the Southampton area. Our Pastor is a graduate and licensed minister of Rhema Bible Teaching Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are a non denominational church and a teaching centre for the BIble. We regularly hear testimonies from those whose lives have been transformed by the Gospel. You can find out more on our Facebook page and website.

  • Anchor Community Church

    Anchor Community Church, Quob Lane (between Brookside Way and Quob Farm Close), West End, SO30 3HN

    • Sundays, 10:15am: Sunday Worship
    • Alpha course online, CAP money course, School of Christian Development and Success
    • We run a café during the week (Monday to Friday 9am-4pm) where students can volunteer in their spare time and all volunteers eat free in our café.
    • We run a food parcel programme on Fridays. Students can get involved in this ministry when they are available and can also get food parcels if they need one.
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To see God's kingdom come to our communities through making and growing whole life followers of Jesus

  • We are a vibrant and growing church, part of the Church of England. We place mission and encountering Jesus in the centre of everything we do, and want to see students grow and thrive during uni.

  • Ascension

    1 Thorold Rd, Southampton SO18 1HZ

    • Sundays, 9am: Holy Communion Service
    • Sundays, 10:45am: Informal Worship Service
  • Jesus is our focus. His ministry of eating with others, bringing those on the outskirts into the community and following the lead of the Spirit are ones which we seek to define our student work. We want our students to be embedded into our church family, finding a home in a loving community. We want practical training for mission, to equip you to share Jesus whilst at uni and beyond. We want you to follow God's lead, and help you discern whatever that might look like. Alongside encounter and equipping nights, themed events you can invite friends to, and meals to offer you when you come to visit us, come and see whether life within our community might be for you.

    Click here to find out more
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Calvary Chapel Southampton

Everything that we do at Calvary is because of the foundational belief that God is alive, He is active and is working among us.

  • Calvary Southampton is a community where you can meet Jesus, engage in authentic relationships, and know you are welcomed! We believe in creating an atmosphere where you can grow your relationship with the God Who loves you, discover your gifts and use them for His Glory. Join us for any of our services as we study the Bible verse by verse and grow in our relationships with Jesus!

  • Calvary Chapel Southampton

    Great Oaks School, Vermont Close, Southampton, SO16 7LT

    • Sundays, 10:30am: Worship Service
  • Young Adults Bible Study, 3rd Thursday of the month 7pm

    Click here to find out more
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City Life

City Life Church is part of God's family in Southampton, sharing everyday life around Jesus. We are committed to being a church known for our beliefs and values, rather than our structures and gatherings, with everyone putting these into practice everywhere, every day.

  • As a church family, we don't meet in one place or at a set time every Sunday, we seek to live out daily, weekly, and monthly 'rhythms'; restoring our relationships with God, rediscovering the heart of who He really is, and creating time for rest in order to draw closer to Him, and from this place actively sharing the love of God and serving those around us.

  • Zoom

    • Daily, 6am: Daily prayer gatherings

    In homes

    • Various times (weekly): Small Groups
    • Every 1st Sunday: Teaching

    St Alban's Church

    St Alban's Church, Tulip Road, Southampton, SO16 3BD

    • Every 4th Sunday, 4pm: Worship
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Covenant Church

Covenant Church exists to raise young people who have a burning passion for Jesus Christ. Our desire is to see young people rise up to become disciples of Christ who influence the world around them positively by spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

  • We are a vibrant non-denominational church in the Portswood area with a growing congregation from all backgrounds. Our focus is to teach, inspire and equip young people so they can represent Jesus Christ in all spheres of life.

  • Christ Center

    309 Shirley Road, Southampton, S015 3HW

    • Sundays, 9am: Family Worship Service
    • Sundays, 11:30am: Passion Service (Students)
  • We hold our special student meetings - Passion Services every Sunday at 11.30am at The Destiny Centre, Itchen Business Park, Kent Road, SO17 2LJ

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King's Community Church

We are a people who are encountering God and are being equipped to transform the Solent and beyond.

  • Family - We are a family on mission together. Freedom - We are seeing people live in freedom through the power of the gospel. Faith - We are in faith for God to do the impossible.

  • King's Community Church

    King's Community Church, Upper Northam Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4BZ

    • Sundays, 9:15am: 9:15 Service
    • Sundays, 11:00am: 11:00 Service
  • We have a number of 18-30s connect groups midweek and half termly 18-30s equipping and social events.

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Southampton Lighthouse International Church

Our mission is to love God, be family together & reach the world around us for Jesus. Our mission is fixed but our vision changes as we are led by the Holy Spirit year-by-year.

  • We are a church in the heart of Southampton full of people from all over the world. No matter your background, history or culture, you are welcome here.

  • Southampton Lighthouse International Church

    St Mary's Road, Southampton, SO14 0BB

    • Sundays, 10:30am: 10:30am Service (also online)
    • During the week we'd love you to get involved with one of our small group 'collectives', to study the Bible, pray with others and grow together as family following Jesus. These will be running fortnightly throughout the autumn on various days of the week, either in person or virtually
    • At Lighthouse we really value family and food. We'd love students to get to know others in the Church, especially over lunch on Sunday afternoons. We hope to provide a 'home away from home' and that you'll feel part of our family.
    Click here to find out more
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Majesty House

Healing your past and empowering your future through discovering the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

  • We are a multicultural church, committed to serving God and the needs of our community. Wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, at Majesty House you will find a supportive community with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth and service.

  • Majesty House

    Majesty House Centre, Andromeda Road, Lordshill. Southampton SO16 8BB

    • Sundays, 10:00am: Online service (also broadcast at the center)
    • Sundays, 11:00am: In-person service
    • Sundays, 07:00pm: Ask the Pastors
    • Alpha course online, CAP money course, School of Christian Development and Success
    • We run a café during the week (Monday to Friday 9am-4pm) where students can volunteer in their spare time and all volunteers eat free in our café.
    • We run a food parcel programme on Fridays. Students can get involved in this ministry when they are available and can also get food parcels if they need one.
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New Community Church

To see the whole church, following the way of Jesus, making disciples, bringing life and transformation to every area of Southampton and beyond.

  • We are a vibrant family church made up of everyday people of all ages and backgrounds. We have a shared vision to see every part of Southampton filled with the good news about Jesus, and to see lives changed and communities transformed by God's amazing love. Our Sunday gatherings include vibrant worship, practical Bible-based teaching, opportunity for prayer, and time to interact with others and build friendships. We would love to invite you to our Newcomers Welcome on Sunday 8th October after our morning gathering.

  • Central

    Central Hall, St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NF

    • Sundays, 10am: 10am Central Service


    New Community Church Sholing, 77 St Monica Road, Sholing SO19 8ES

    • Sundays, 10:15am: 10:15am Sholing Service
  • We are a church family who loves to connect across all the generations. We encourage everyone who call New Community their home to join a Hub. These are our mid-sized communities of 10 to 30 people that meet throughout the week. We have a mix of Hubs that are a great way to get to know others. If you are a student who wants to get to know people of different ages and stages, then New Community could be the church home for you!

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Portswood Church

A community seeking to grow UP towards God, being transformed in partnership with the Holy Spirit, IN deep loving relationships with each other and reaching OUT into the world with the good news of Christ and His Kingdom.

  • Portswood Church was planted almost 100 years ago, by a bunch of mission minded radical Brethren! They quickly adapted their serviced to embrace the new families attending and to remove any barriers that might prevent them fully encountering God. Today we are the legacy of them, now an independent church, still outward looking, still welcoming to one and all, which makes for a diverse church in age, background and stages of faith.

  • Portswood Church

    Portswood Church, Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2FY

    • Sundays, 10:00am: Sunday service
  • The students we've had join us in our faith journey, have always been taken into our hearts! Many have chosen to stay after graduation and others have gone on to fresh opportunities to be used by God in amazing ways! They've all been looking for a church, they would be seen as an individual, not a student passing through. They've been willing to use their gifts in our smallish church (120) and let them find their place in the body of Christ. If this resonates with you, then come check us out on a Sunday and get linked with a small group.

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Solent Vineyard Church

To be a welcoming community who want to know Jesus and encounter him more. We want to become more like Jesus and bring His hope, healing and life wherever we go.

  • We're a church plant from Winchester Vineyard and we're part of Vineyard churches UK whose mandate is 'Extending God's Kingdom together, everywhere in every way'.

  • Solent Vineyard Church

    The Plant Pot, student Union, Southampton Uni

    • Every other Sunday, 10:15am: Sunday service
    • We love students and are intentionally meeting at the student union so that we can connect with students! As we are a growing church plant, events for students are developing around those who come along to us.
    • We invite students to join us for meals so we can get to know them and how we can support them.
    • We encourage students to join in with church family life, joining life groups, joining in with prayer/worship events, community events and helping with youth and kids etc.
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St Mark's

Our vision for the Student Ministry at St Mark's is that it would be an environment where you can grow, connect, and belong.

  • We are an evangelical expression of the Church of England and offer contemporary worship alongside Bible-based teaching. We would love to be a home from home for you and invite you to be part of our church. St. Mark's is a community where you would be welcomed and valued as an individual - we'd love to get to know you!

  • St Mark's

    St. Mark's Church, Archers Road, Southampton, SO15 2LU

    • Sundays, 10:15am: 10:15 Service
  • Students are linked in with a connect group for pastoral prayer and support outside of Sundays.

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Swaythling Baptist Church

SBC is a local Christ centred community seeking to live together with kindness, patience and respect, forgiving one another in love, working out our faith in service: building bridges for God's grace to all sorts of people.

  • We believe in the Bible, prayer and in the unique value of each individual. Many of our members have been with us for a long time but we are always keen to hear new perspectives. We work hard to care for each other and we recognise that church is more than Sunday services. We would offer support as you need it to encourage you in growing with us in faith. Part of the Baptist Union, we have around 30 members and a regular congregation of around the same number, plus people who zoom in each Sunday. Our meetings can vary in style but are normally relaxed with a wide age range represented.

  • Swaythling Baptist Church

    2 Fleming Road, Southampton, SO16 2JB, England

    • Sundays, 10:30am: 10:30 Service