Christ Church is all about community. But there's only so far you can go with building a community at a Sunday service. So we encourage everyone to be part of a small group.
Each Midweek Connect group provides a context for caring for others and being cared for, encouraging and being encouraged, praying for others and being prayed for. But the 'main course' is the time for studying the Bible together and so being changed into the people God wants us to be.
They meet in people's homes around the city on various midweek evenings. Interested in joining one? Contact Orlando.
The Christ Church family includes dozens of young adults working (or even doing postgraduate study) in Southampton. They're very welcome, and they've got their very own group.
20s Connect meets on Wednesdays, sometimes in people's homes or at the Burgess Road Library SO16 3HF, check the programme for times and venues. We usually have food together before breaking off into smaller groups to look at the Bible together. Like to know more? Watch the video below and get in touch with Jonny.
Mothers of pre-school and school-aged children have their own group: Mums Connect. Here Mums get to study the Bible and pray together on a weekday morning, with a crèche operating just next door!
It all happens at 9.45am-11.30am each Wednesday morning during school term time at Burgess Road Library: Burgess Road, Bassett, SO16 3HF
If you'd like to find out about 'Mums Connect', do get in touch with Libby.
If you’re 14-18 then ‘Anchored’ is for you!
We join with the church family at the 9.30am gathering at Cantell on a Sunday morning. Then, during the 11.15 we head over to the Burgess Road Library, for cake, to hang out together, and get stuck in to God's word.
It’s a great chance to get to know other guys just like you, get to know God better and think about how knowing Jesus as our saviour and king changes every part of life - be it at home, school, college, uni, or beyond.
Come along on a Sunday to find out what’s happening – you’ll find we’re a really welcoming bunch. We also have socials on some weeknight evenings.
Get in touch with Jonathan & Sarah Helps to find out more.
Rooted is our Sunday morning group for young people aged 11-14s.
This programme involves getting stuck into a part of the Bible - hot chocolate with marshmallows in hand - and praying for each other as a group.
When we meet as two gatherings in term time Rooted meets during the 11.15 gathering only.
Once a month we enjoy supper together before joining the rest of the church at the Six O'Clock Sunday evening service.
In the Spring, Rooted have their weekend away to enjoy a good bit of time together and to listen to God's Word.
Get in touch with Amanda to find out more!
STUDENT CONNECT & iCONNECT
The Christ Church family includes more than 100 university students. And we love having them with us and including them in the life of the church.
We love children at Christ Church! It’s a privilege to have so many join us Sunday by Sunday. We try to make church the high point of the week for children and to do all we can to help them learn about God.
Treasure Seekers is the umbrella name for all our Sunday children's ministry. The programme involves much more than entertainment and child-minding. The children sing, play games, and make things, but they'll also get to grips with what the Bible teaches.
There are four age groups within Treasure Seekers: Creche (for under-3s), Diggers (for pre-school children), Discoverers (for years R-2) and Explorers (years 3-6). In addition to Treasure Seekers, there are two young people’s groups: Rooted (for 11-14s) and Anchored (for 14-18s).
The groups operate concurrently with the main Sunday morning service, If you've got any questions, do contact Amanda.