Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to Above Bar Church - City Site

Service Times

Above Bar Church meets every weekend and offers morning and evening services at our City site.

  • Sundays at 10am
  • Sundays at 6:00pm


Our City site is located in the centre of Southampton, right on the high street.

We are on the corner of Above Bar Street and Ogle Road.

We have no parking, but there are a limited number of nearby disabled bays on Ogle Road, plus many council-run car parks within a short walk - please check the city council website for locations and up-to-date charges.

Buses to the city centre stop just a short distance from the church, either on Above Bar Street or on Portland Terrace.

What Can I expect?

How Long Is An Above Bar Church Service?

In total, an Above Bar Church service is about 80 minutes in length.

What Happens In A Service At Above Bar Church?

All our services are a mixture of prayer, bible reading, teaching and band led music - song words are projected onto the screens so you can sing along or engage however you feel most comfortable.

Our morning services are family orientated, starting with everyone together for a time of songs and activities suitable for all ages before separating into various groups, including children, youth.

Our evening services are aimed a bit more towards the youth, young people and those young at heart, with longer times of band led music and the lights down low to allow everyone to express themselves without concern of what others might think.

What About My Children & Young People?

We believe that knowing and following Jesus is the biggest adventure of all, and have age appropriate groups for bible-teaching and activities - we call these groups GSMA, which stands for Great Sunday Morning Adventure!

There is also a youth group for young people in school years 7 - 9.

However, there is no provision during our services for young people in year 10 and above as we wish to encouraged them participate within our regular services. They may find the style of our evening services more engaging.

New To Above Bar Church?

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"Friendly and welcoming to all newcomers. Practical Christianity coupled with solid teaching and illumination of The Word. Faith lived out at every level."

Mervyn Thorne