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, community art groups, 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
All Souls service – 6 November

4.00pm - in the worship space. Please join us for our annual reflective service where we remember loved ones who… Read More

Light in the Night – 31 October

Bring the family to Light in the Night. It's our alternative to Hallowe'en - Monday 31 October, 4.00 - 6.00 pm.… Read More

New! – Early morning prayer

What is early morning prayer? We believe that God care about the whole of our lives and longs for us… Read More

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.