Once a month Christ Church hosts a café at Burgess Road Library, the Open Book Café. The evening features live music, tasty refreshments in aid of Southampton Basics Bank, the chance to socialise and get to know others. In the middle of the evening there's a short interview with a member of the Christ Church family about life and what difference faith makes.


Upcoming dates

30 July - Three questions with a church worker

27 August - Three questions with an NHS nurse

17 September - Three questions with an international living in the UK

22 October - Three questions with someone who changed their beliefs

19 November - Three questions with a parent of a child with special needs

17 December - Three questions with a primary school teacher


Want to improve your spoken English? Want to learn more about the British culture? Want to get some proofreading help? 

Our Free English Lessons are designed for people like you! You will be given properly prepared English material. During the class, you will learn authentic British pronunciation, discuss cultural issues, and learn some useful British phrases, idiom and slang. 

These Lessons are at 5pm at Burgess Road Library.

Contact Megan for more information.


Are you a Dad or a male carer? Why not bring your children for a morning of lego?

  • When? 9.30-11am on the second Saturday of each month.
  • Where? Lego Breakfast takes place at Burgess Road Library, Burgess Road, Bassett, SO16 3HF
  • Who for? It's for Dads and male carers with children aged 3-8
  • How much? The session is free, but £1 donation requested for the breakfast.

Breakfast for adults and children is provided. 

Contact Dan for more information.

(In association with Families First.)


Enjoy singing? Our non-auditioned community gospel choir Resound meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:15pm at Burgess Road Library during term time.

We sing soulful gospel hits as well as some traditional spirituals and will perform with our band a few times per year, as well as at some Christ Church events.

It's a friendly group and there's no need to be a member of a church to join us. For more information, please email Evee.

Resound meets every Tuesday.

Join the Resound Facebook group for more updates: roundedfacebook


Tots and Teapots is a playgroup for parents and carers to attend with their babies and pre-schoolers, run by Christ Church Southampton. Come along for play, craft, stories, singing, talks and refreshments. 

Hot drinks and cakes are served.

Contact Mandy for more information.


With the withdrawal of public funding, our local library was under threat. Christ Church is working with the Burgess Road Library Action Group and Southampton City Council to keep the doors open for the local community. 

If you're interested in getting involved in the project and maybe volunteering your help, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch here

Go to the Library website.

Seating plan

Cafe Christ Church


Christianity Explored is a five-week course during November for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. Join us from Monday 1 November at 7.30pm, at Burgess Road Library.


Together we'll watch a video, and then discuss it in question & answer format. No question is off limits - but equally you are welcome to just listen in.


Just fill in this form to express your interest. And if you've got more questions, do contact Tom.