We want to know Jesus and make him known


We're the Anglican parish church in Bitterne Park, Southampton. We want to know Jesus and make him known in our local community. We'd like to get to know you too.

What does that mean?
Knowing Jesus...

We recognise that all we have comes from God and our relationship with him.

We want to grow our love of God by spending time with him in our worship services, and in prayer. We expect God to act in our world and to speak to us.

...and making him known

As we encounter Jesus, he calls us to go out into our community.

He wants us to work with Him in transforming, reconciling and restoring his world.

We strive to be a community that passionately, confidently and courageously shares our faith with others.

In the world

As part of our ministry, we run a healing prayer ministry, a community art group, and a toddler group. We open our buildings for community use and go into local schools.

We’re working with Christians in Townhill to run family events in the Townhill community.

We work with other local churches at key times of year, like Easter.

Latest news
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August Newsletter from Jenny

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Art Group Hampshire Open Studios exhibition 20 – 29 Aug 2016

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Fish & Chips Quiz

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Meet our team
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Rev. Andy Smith

Hi, I'm Andy, I'm the vicar here. I lead the church, and lead services and events

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Will Fairbairn

Hi, I'm Will. I'm an ordinand, meaning I'm training to be a priest. I'm on placement here. I help lead services and run events.

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Jenny Hewett

Hi, I'm Jenny. I'm the licensed lay minister here. I help lead services, run events and look after our healing prayer team.