Southampton Centre of Mission

Southampton CoMChurch Army has had a very long association with Southampton, so it is appropriate that it was one of the first cities in the UK where Church Army developed a Centre of Mission. Changing to meet changing needs, its work now has the scope to encourage and enable evangelism across the city from a base on the east side.

Tim Hyde is based in Sholing Parish where he works alongside St. Mary’s Church, Sholing. Together they run Impact, a youth project which meets in St. Andrews, Sholing, a Methodist owned building. SCOM Lighthouse is a project that gives people opportunities to experience both practically and spiritually the deep love that God has for them. The project is currently looking at what they can do in the Varity Park area of the parish to create new opportunities for mission.

Work that Tim began with dads, through lunch clubs and by praying with people on the streets is being sustained by local Christians, allowing him to move on and pioneer further projects in new locations.

Nearby, in Townhill there are drop-ins for older people, for those in the early years of secondary school, and for those who need advice or support. A café church is giving a joyful and relevant style of worship for people who are not used to attending traditional services.
 

Centre of Mission evangelists

Tim Hyde

Tim Hyde

Ruth Hills

Ruth Hills

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Contact

To get in contact with this Centre of Mission please email centresofmission@churcharmy.org.uk.