Our regular church services


St James by the Park


9.00 am at St. James by the Park. This is a reflective service lasting about an hour. There is preaching from the Bible, some organ-led hymns, and space for prayer and reflection.  This usually includes communion on the 2nd and 4th (and 5th) Sundays of the month.  Refreshments are available after the service.


10.30 am at St. James by the Park. A relaxed informal meeting for all ages with music led by a band.  Crèche and children’s groups for 0-11 years.  This happens weekly with the exception of the second Sunday of the month in term time when Superstars is held at Wordsworth School at 10 am.


Superstars – Monthly event for families and primary school aged children at Wordsworth School, Victor Street, Shirley. 10.00 am – 12.00 am on second Sunday in term time.  Breakfast is served and there are games, crafts, Bible stories and newspapers.


Buzz:ignite : 10.15 am – 11.45 am.  Games, team building and teaching for school years 7 and 8.  St. John’s Centre, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month except August 


Buzz: live:  Youth Service for school years 9-13, St James Church, Sunday Evening 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, 1st and 3rd Sundays except August 


Sunday at 3: A ‘Songs of Praise’ service at St James Church on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3.00 pm. The service is followed by tea and cakes and a time to chat together.  Lifts can be arranged. 

St. James Road Methodist Church


Regular Sunday Morning Services

'Encounter' with band 9.30 am (including children's groups or all age worship)

Morning Worship with organ at 11.00 am


Messy Church - First Sunday of each month - from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm


Regular Sunday Evening Services

Evening Worship at 6.30 pm (first, third, fourth and fifth Sundays)

New Song Cafe at 7.00 pm (second Sunday) - relaxed opportunity to sing the latest worship songs (with coffee and cake)


St. Mark's Church


10.00 am - Morning Service with Young Church & Crèche Facility (See website for type of service)


Christ Church Freemantle


Sunday Services

10.00 am Parish Communion, Sunday School in the George Lee Room.
6.30 pm Sung Evensong

Family Services

10.00 am The first Sunday of each month we have a special service for all the family at 10.00 am. On these days parish communion will be taken at the evening service.


Other Services

Holy Communion Every Wednesday at 10.30 am.

Julian Group Prayer and Meditation Group. For details of group meetings: Eileen Wetherell, Tel. 023 8184 8598


Morning Prayer

Tuesday to Friday at 8.30 am & Saturday at 9.00 am


Evening Prayer

Tuesday to Friday at 5.00 pm


Freemantle United Reformed Church


Sunday Mornings at 9.30 am


Isaac Watts Memorial United Reformed Church


Sunday Mornings at 11.00 am


St. Boniface Catholic Church


Masses and services

Saturday 6.30 pm

Sunday 8.30 am

Sunday 10.30 am

Monday - Saturday 10.00 am


Shirley Baptist Church


10.30 am Morning Worship with Fire! activity groups for babies to teens.


Selected Sundays – Praise@4 - Service at 4.00 pm (for those who enjoy singing more traditional hymns) followed by a sit down tea.  For further details see SBC Website or contact Church Office. 


Selected Saturdays - 10.15 am - 12:45 pm, Messy Church, including lunch.  For further details see  SBC Website or contact Church Office


Salvation Army, Victor Street


Sunday Services

9.15 am - 9.35 am Prayer Meeting All Ages

10.00 am - 11.00 am Sunday Morning Worship. All Ages

10.45 am - 12.00 pm Kids Alive! 3-6 and 7-12 years

11.30 am - 12.15 pm SAY 13-25 years

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm Sunday Evening Worship. All Ages

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm Drinks in the youth hall. All Ages


Elim Christian Centre

10.30 am Morning Celebration & Junior Church


Emmanuel Church


Meet at Emmanuel Centre, 144 Shirley Road, Southampton SO153FP.
Family gathering, Sunday 10.30 am


Freemantle Baptist Church


10.30 am – Sunday Morning Service


Shirley Warren Action Church


10.30 am - Sunday Morning Service


Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Shirley


11.00 am on Saturdays (with Kid's service at 10.30 am on third Saturday)


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