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Our Churches

Above Bar Church

Above Bar Church is a large city centre church in the heart of Southampton. It's a community of God's people who are committed to loving God, following Jesus, and sharing hope. It has been a Bible-centred witness to Christ on the main thoroughfare for 140 years, and is currently in the process of refreshing its building.

The congregations comprise people of a wide range of ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. There are thriving children's, youth, and student ministries. Over recent years, we have developed an exciting social action ministry among the needy of Southampton, which includes a Christians Against Poverty debt centre as well as Sunday and midweek groups.

Mission, both local and international, is a vital part of our DNA. Locally, we are developing missional communities; internationally, the church supports 14 individuals, couples and families working in a wide range of contexts and ministries.

Ministers: John Risbridger, Paul Webber
Head of Operations: Ben Thomas
Head of Pastoral Work: Sally Campbell
Head of Children's Work: Jane Watkins
Head of Youth Work: Aaron Griffin
Head of Student Work: Tom Wederell
Social Action Development Worker: Ruth Spradbery


Office Tel No. 02380228275
Office Email [email protected]
Address Line 1 69 Above Bar Street
Town/City Southampton
County Hampshire
Postcode SO14 7FE
Country United Kingdom

Social & Other Links

Website URL
Facebook Page abovebar
Twitter Profile @AboveBar
Youtube Page YouTube Channel

Church Services

  • Morning Service 1

    Day Service held Sunday (Weekly)
    Service Location
    Service Time 09:15 - 10:30
  • Morning Service 2

    Day Service held Sunday (Weekly)
    Service Location
    Service Time 11:00 - 12:15
  • Evening Service

    Day Service held Sunday (Weekly)
    Service Location
    Service Time 18:30 - 20:00