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Above Bar Church | City

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Above Bar Church is a community of people who are passionate about Loving God, Following Jesus and Sharing Hope. We are one church meeting on two sites - one in the City and one in the East of Southampton.

For up to date information on our city site activites and virtual meetings, please visit our Online page, or email office@abovebarchurch.org.uk.

What we’re about

At Above Bar Church we have a deep conviction that we are called to Love God, Follow Jesus and Share Hope. God shows us his love in Jesus Christ who died to save us and rose from death to give us life. So we want to love God with all that we are. We believe that following Jesus is the best way to live and want to follow him with every part of our lives. Jesus calls us to share the hope we have in him; we aim to do this within Southampton and around the world.

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Sundays at Above Bar Church | City

Our City site is based in the centre of Southampton, right on the high street. Currently, our sunday services are changing alongside current national restrictions; these are outlined on our Sunday Services page. These services are key times for the church family to worship God, to hear him speak to us through the Bible and to spend time with each other.

During the Christmas, Easter and summer school holidays, we often reduce the number of services. Please check the calendar for service times around these periods.

Our Sunday gatherings are at 69 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7FE.

  • This site is near to many city-centre car parks and on-street parking. There are also bus routes straight to the city centre.
  • There is disabled access and disabled toilet facilities.

Please note that due to current restrictions, booking to attend Sunday services is essential

Children and youth

As with our Sunday services, our children and youth programme is based on what is allowable within national restrictions, please see the Sunday Services page for more information.


Students are very welcome. The atmosphere is relaxed, the Bible is taught faithfully and relevantly, and the sung worship is vibrant. We look forward to welcoming you into our family. 

You’ll find mid-week groups especially for students, equipping you for your mission on campus. 

Getting involved

There are loads of great ways to get involved, whether you want to come along, get connected with a small group or serve on a team. Send an email to office@abovebarchurch.org.uk and one of our team will get in contact with you.


Above Bar Church, Southampton

City 69 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7FE

023 8022 8275
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Sowing seeds

Sowing seeds of life - an encouragement!

Here’s an encouraging story about the fruit that can come from seeds sown in our children’s groups.

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