Above Bar Church is a community of people who are passionate about Loving God, Following Jesus and Sharing Hope. We are working towards being one church across two sites – one in the City and one in the East.
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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Our Sunday gatherings will meet at Woodlands Community College, in the centre of Harefield. In October, November and December we will hold one Sunday service each month, which starts at 10.15am. These services will share the same programme as at our City site.
We have the following events planned for the Autumn term 2019:
- 8th September: Discipleship Day – more details here »
- 20th October: Sunday Gathering
- 17th November: Sunday Gathering
- 14 December: Poppin Church
- 22nd December: Sunday Gathering
From January 2020 we will have weekly Sunday gatherings at Woodlands Community College.
Children and Youth
We have fun-filled, age-appropriate groups as part of our 10.15am meetings. Children (0-11) will go out to the groups during the service. We love seeing young people (11-18) joining in and are passionate about finding ways for our young people to help out where they can. Find out about our mid-week groups for our young people here.
At Above Bar Church we are passionate about developing authentic community. Because of this, we love to welcome new people, so everyone can join our events and social gatherings. If you want to find out more about our upcoming gatherings, please email us.
Our East Mum’s group meets in Cobden Bridge every week. It’s a great opportunity for mums to get together, enjoy each other’s company and offer each other support.
Our men’s football group meet at Woodlands on Mondays from 9pm to 10pm. Bring £4 and your football kit!
We want to serve the east of the city and therefore are looking to develop some new initiatives. We also want to support a number of existing ministries; initially we will be supporting Transforming Lives for Good with youth mentoring, and Safe Families for Children.
Each Sunday service in 2019 will be followed by a community lunch, to which everyone is welcome. All these events will be based at Woodlands Community College, Minstead Ave, Southampton, SO18 5FX. This site has its own parking. There is disabled access and disabled toilet facilities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will get in contact with you.
A good way to find out more about Above Bar Church is to join a newcomers group. They are held in a home and include a meal and an introduction to Above Bar Church. Each newcomers' group runs one evening per week for four weeks. Email email@example.com or call the church office on 023 8022 8275 to come to the next group.