Christ Church Southampton
Christ Church Southampton is a conservative evangelical church which is marked by a deep desire to bring honour to Christ through taking his gospel to the city of Southampton and beyond through evangelism and church planting, and equipping believers for increasing love for Christ, maturity in faith and competence in ministry.
· History. The church was planted around 9 years ago, and has begun to experience very rapid growth during the past 5 years.
· Affiliation. We are affiliated with the FIEC, as well as the Solent Gospel Partnership and the South East Gospel Partnership.
· Demographic. We are an unusually young community, with a large proportion aged between 18 and 30. More than 50% of church members have moved to Southampton in the past 5 years.
· Numbers. Our Sunday gatherings during term time currently see around 275 (including children) in the mornings and around 130 in the evenings. There are around 25 small groups meeting each week.
· Premises. We currently operate in the week from church offices in Portswood Road and hire meeting places as required (meeting in school for Sunday mornings and a hotel for Sunday evening gatherings and other activities). However we are currently in the process of acquiring permanent premises which will host most church activities (but not Sunday mornings).
· Staff and leadership. We currently have 17 members of staff (3 pastors including a planting pastor soon to leave us, 2 student pastors, 1 children’s pastor, 1 administrator, 1 pastoral assistant and 9 associates/interns). The church is led by a group of 7 elders.