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.
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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We meet on Sundays at Woodlands Community College, in the centre of Harefield. Our services are relaxed and informal, and start at 10.15am, with tea, coffee and pastries before the service. On the first Sunday of the month our meeting is followed by a community lunch which typically starts at 12 noon.
Children and Youth
We have fun-filled, age-appropriate groups as part of our 10.15am meetings, our children start in the service. We run a crèche for babies and toddlers (0-3) as well as a group for primary school-aged children (4-11). We don’t currently have a group for young people (11-18) but love seeing our young people join 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 and community activities, please email us.
Our East Mums' 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 Thursdays 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.
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.