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From time to time there are opportunities to join the staff team at Above Bar Church. Find out all you need to know here or contact the church office.

The following job vacancies are currently open:

We are also anticipating opening vacancies for youth and children’s trainee posts with a September 2018 start date if you are interested in these, please do let us know on the office email below and we will keep you informed. 

Contact office@abovebarchurch.org.uk for more information about applying.


Transform Worker - Above Bar Church

Are you passionate about Jesus and considering how you can use your gifting to serve him? Are you a servant-hearted, creative, and flexible team player who is able to work alongside others? Would you like to combine training within a large city-centre evangelical church with Formation School?

Transform seeks to lay foundations for a radical Christian life by giving you a breadth of experience both in the church and the secular work place.

This is a one year volunteer post, starting in September 2018. The role compromises of approximately 12-14 hours serving the church, 6-8 hours being trained and equipped (through Formation School), and 20 hours' workplace experience per week.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A love for God, a passion for his glory and a longing to know and love him more.
  • A heart for the lost and a willingness to serve Jesus at Above Bar Church.
  • A willingness to learn and an eagerness to take on a wide variety of responsibilities throughout the church.
  • A desire to work well as part of a team with other staff and members of the church family.

For more information visit the Transform page.

Formation School is exciting, innovative, and life-changing. It equips you for making disciples, leadership, and mission within a supportive learning community of tutors and participants from a range of churches and backgrounds. For more info visit formationschool.org

To apply, download an application form below and email it to office@abovebarchurch.org.uk (please send a CV with your application form). You can also email us to ask for more information about the role.

Deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.


Ministry Trainee (Student - STEP)

Deadline for applications is 5th December 2017.

Are you passionate about student ministry? Do you have experience working with Students and are eager to develop your skills? Are you a servant-hearted, creative, and flexible team player who is able to work alongside others? Would you like to combine training within a large city-centre evangelical church with studying for a post-graduate degree?
If so, we would love to support you in loving God, following Jesus, and sharing hope within the context of student ministry.

Above Bar Church is looking for a Students' Ministry Trainee to support the ongoing development of the student ministry. The ideal start date would be January 2018 but starting no later than September 2018. This is a two or three-year position, which comprises of approx. 21 hrs/wk serving within the student ministry, 14 hrs/wk for studying (typically) an MA and leadership training opportunities.

Bursaries, hosting, and funding to cover fees are available if needed and will be discussed with the successful applicant.

For more information or to apply, please email office@abovebarchurch.org.uk

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Above Bar Church, Southampton

69 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7FE

023 8022 8275
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