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Christmas: The Big Conversation

This Christmas we’re thinking about conversations: prophetic conversations about God’s saviour, angelic conversations announcing the time is near, night-time conversations on a Bethlehem hillside, star-mediated conversations with spiritual seekers.

Ultimately, Christmas is about the big conversation that God is calling us into. The Word became flesh: God speaking to us and waiting for our response.

We’ll explore the Big Conversation through our Sunday services and other events:

Christmas programme


  • Sunday 8th December, 9:15 & 11:00 am: Conversation starter
  • Sunday 15th December, 9:15 & 11:00 am: Talking with angels
  • Sunday 15th December, 6:00 pm: Carol service – It’s all talk?
  • Sunday 22nd December, 10:00 am: All-age service – It’s a long story
  • Sunday 22nd December, 6:00 pm: Carol service (with choir) – It’s good to talk
  • Christmas Day, 10:00 am: Look who’s talking...
  • Sunday 29th December, 10am: The King’s speech


  • Sunday 22nd December, 10:15 am: All-age carol service (Woodlands Community College)
  • Sunday 22nd December, 6:00 pm: Carols and a pint at the Humble Plumb (Commercial Street)

Christmas Appeal

This Christmas we’re raising money for Heart for Lebanon, Basics Bank and Christians Against Poverty:

Go to our Christmas appeal page to donate online »


Above Bar Church, Southampton

City 69 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7FE
East Woodlands Community College
Minstead Avenue
Southampton SO18 5FX

023 8022 8275
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Coronavirus update: 18th March 2020

All Sunday services and all meetings will be cancelled and will not meet for the next six weeks, that is until at least 26th April.

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