What's on

Many of the activities listed on this page will have been suspended or occur online due to the current lockdown regulations.  Please go to the individual church websites on the ‘local churches’ page to see the details of the services being run by each of the churches.



The Church in Shirley and Freemantle serving the community


CTiS churches are involved in a variety of activities that reflect our mission, which is to be a community of people, who follow Christ, worshipping God, studying the Bible, making disciples and demonstrating his love to everyone in the community in practical ways. 


A document with a list of these activities can be downloaded here.


We cover all age groups from toddlers to the elderly.  We hope you will enjoy browsing through the list and maybe find something that you would like to come along to.  Please feel very welcome to contact the people named on the list entry for more information.  Alternatively find out more by visiting the relevant website.  Please note that hard copies of the list in booklet form are available via the CTiS secretary.


Whilst great care has been taken in producing this list, if you come across a mistake, or the details for any activity change, please email the change to the CTiS secretary as soon as possible. Similarly, please provide us with details of new activities and those that come to an end.  The list on the website will be continuously updated and a new print run will be done at intervals.









  • List of all activities going on in CTiS Churches
  • CTis Committee Dates
  • Carers Cafe
  • New song Cafe - Monthly woship event
  • Events for Older people


See details on all these below:

Saturday 16 Dec 2023 3.30 to 5 pm


on Colebrook Green, SO15 5NR Southampton


An event for the whole family - sing-along carols with a brass band, Christmas crafts, a photo booth, hot drinks, nativity sketches and more! The event will also be the culmination of Churches Together in Shirleys Sheep in Shirley activity for local children. Come along for some or all of it. 

City Wide Prayer

For more information click this link


Alpha Course

For more information and to apply, click this link


Please get back to us if you have any questions





Carers cafe

Are you an extended family member, looking after grandchildren/nieces/nephews?

We would love to see you at Carers Cafe

A Carers Café has been formed to give extended family members who are looking after their grandchildren/nieces/nephews the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Our get-togethers are great opportunities to ask questions, gain support, advice and information as well as meeting other families in a similar situation.

Our groups meets:

  • In the Community Room at the back of the Parklife Café in St James Park, St James’ Road, Shirley SO15 5SD

  • First Tuesday of every month starting 4th September 2018 at 10.00-11.30

  • Indoor and outdoor activities will be provided for adults and children

For more information contact please contact Families First






New Song Café

St James Road Methodist Church

St James Road Southampton SO15 5HE

Second Sunday of each month 7 pm – 9 pm



New Song Cafe meets monthly, on the second Sunday of each month at 7.00 pm in the evening. It is where we gather to get to know songs, and one another, in an atmosphere of friendship and worship. If you are new to church, perhaps dipping your toe in the water, it’s a great place to explore, chat and make friends.

Tea, coffee and cake are served upon arrival. The first half starts with up to 6 songs then a break for more coffee and cake then a few more songs. Of these songs a couple will be “new" and we will revisit the “new” songs from the previous month. The evening is Interspersed with video, prayer, an opportunity to share, or perhaps a brief thought for the day. Each month the songs we propose to sing are published on our Facebook page and, where available, YouTube links accompany them. This gives those attending a chance to listen first. The evening starts at 7pm and finishes by 9pm.

Events for Older People


St Mark’s Church

Website : www.stmarkssoton.co.uk

Named contact person: Jen Pike

email: smilemanics2@aol.com

Telephone 023 8034 5112
Shirley Baptist Church

Website : www.shirleybaptist.org

Named contact person: Barbara Rothwell

Email: r.rothwell1@ntlworld.com

Telephone: 023 8032 3960

Lords Hill Church

Website : www.lordshillchurch.net

Lead Minister: Tom Boulter


Email: hello@lordshill.church


Telephone: 023 80330851

Isaac Watts Church

Website : www.isaacwatts.org.uk

Named contact person: Eve Scally

Telephone 023 8032 3602

St James Road Methodist Church

Website : www.stjamesroad.co.uk

Named contact person: Liz Woodman

Email davidjwoodman@uwclub.net

Telephone: 023 8073 5936

St James' by the Park

Website : www.stjamesbythepark.org.uk

Named contact person: Theresa Bowen

Email: theresa@stjamesbythepark.org

Telephone: 023 8077 1755

Address 133 Church Street, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5LW

When Location Activity Regularity/time Numbers attending Capacity for more?
Monday Lordshill
Neptune Court
Knit and Natter-chatterbox 14:00    
Lordshill Church
Half orange-bereavement group 10.30am    
St James’ Methodist Church
Coffee morning weekly   Spaces available
Isaac Watts Church
Lunch Monthly 35-40 No
Freemantle Baptist Church Crafternoon 1st Monday of each Month    

St Marks' Church


Baby and Toddler Group Weekly 9:15 - 11:15am    
Tuesday St James’ Methodist Church
Coffee morning weekly   Spaces available
St James’ Methodist Church
Supper club Monthly 6pm 90 Booking essential
Max 90
Shirley Baptist
Evening Fellowship 2nd Tuesday of each month Variable Unlimited
Wednesday St James’ Methodist Church
Coffee morning Weekly   Spaces available
St James’ Methodist Church
Pause for prayer and thought Weekly 08/10/18 Yes
St James’ Methodist Church
Women’s Wednesday group Weekly 20 Yes
Shirley Baptist church
Coffee morning Weekly/ term time only
10:00 - 12:00 noon
Variable Unlimited
Lords Hill Church
Time for you cafe 10:30 - 1300    

Christchurch Freemantle


Community Cafe 14:00 - 16:00    

Christchurch Freemantle


Commuity Choir 19:30 - 20:30    
St James by the Park
Luncheon Club
Parish Hall
2nd Wednesday of the month
Variable Yes
Thursday St James’ Methodist Church
Thursday teapot – fellowship, homemade cakes, newspapers, games tea/coffee 1st Thursday of month 30-40 Yes
Shirley Baptist
Luncheon Club Weekly/ term time only
12 By arrangement
Shirley Baptist
Get Together Weekly
14:00 - 16:00
15-20 Unlimited
Friday Shirley Baptist
Coffee morning Weekly/ term time
Varies Unlimited
Shirley Baptist
Friday Friendship Club Weekly/ term time
St Mark’s Church
The Haven coffee and lunch club Weekly 30-40 Yes
Saturday St James’ Methodist Church
Toast 2nd Saturday of the month 20-40 Yes
Sunday St James’ Methodist Church
Worship – contemporary with a band Weekly 9:30 40 Yes
Worship traditional with choir and organ Weekly 11:00 70 Yes
Worship – contemporary with a band Weekly 18:30 except 2nd Sunday of month 30 Yes
New Song Cafe 2nd Sunday of month 19:00 100 Yes
Shirley Baptist
Morning Worship Weekly 10:30 100-150 Yes
Praise @ 4 Bi-monthly 50-60 Yes
Shirley Baptist
Evening Fellowship Weekly 19:30    
Manston Court
Lords Hill
Service 2nd Sunday of month 17:00    
Erskine Court
Service 3rd Sunday of month 17:00    
St James by the Park
Service – reflective with hymns Weekly 9:00 35-50 Yes
Service – informal with band Weekly 10:30 except 2nd Sunday of month 125-175 Yes
Service – organ and hymns followed by tea and cake 3rd Sunday of month 15:00 20-30 Yes





Find out other things that are happening in churches in Southampton by clicking on the picture on the left which will link you with the Southampton Christian Network website






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