About Us

About Us

NewCommunityChurch is part of the New Community family of church congregations, missional communities and projects serving the wider Southampton area. We partner locally with City Life Church, James Street Church, the Methodist Church and Oasis Community Learning to enable us to serve, more effectively, the communities of Eastleigh, West End, Lordshill, Bargate, Swaythling, Sholing, Netley, Woolston and Chandler's Ford.

We are members of the Southampton Christian Network and part of the Pioneer Network.

New Community Central

New Community Central is a growing, family friendly church with a desire to create a great place of belonging for people of every age and background.

We meet at 10am at Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF on Sunday mornings for vibrant worship, practical teaching and the chance to be together.  There is a full children and youth programme for 0-18's, and also a programme for university students.

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Latest video update

April Monthly VideoPlay

April Monthly Video

Easter, Baptisms, the start of Alpha and more are all part of this months video.

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Where we meet

Central Hall
St. Mary Street
Southampton
SO14 1NF

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Central Coffee

Central Coffee is open in Central Hall, St Mary Street from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, serving Fairtrade organic coffee. 

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Student Work

We love students at New Community Central. It was in fact students who were involved in the beginnings of the church community, and some 35+years on, our rich student heritage continues. We would love you to be part of that!

 

 

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Children's Work

Children are an important part of New Community Central. We encourage them to grow in their relationship with God in our all age worship time on Sunday mornings and through teaching and activities in their age groups.

Our children’s ministry is run by an experienced team of volunteers who have all been vetted and checked as suitable to work with children. They are the ones wearing our distinctive light blue T-shirts on Sunday mornings.

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  • Meet the team

    Billy Kennedy

    Billy provides leadership, direction and oversight to New Community Church, Southampton, the New Community family of churches and projects, and provides leadership and oversight to the Pioneer Network.

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    Billy Kennedy
  • Meet the team

    Adam Clewer

    As part of the Central Leadership Team, Adam oversees the programme for the Central Congregation, from weekly gatherings to seasonal events. Adam also oversees all aspects of youth and student work, social media communications and local mission.

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    Adam Clewer
  • Meet the team

    Theo Amer

    As part of the Central Congregation Leadership Team, Theo has responsibility for the development and encouragement of community life at Central congregation such as Alpha, and oversight and development of Connect groups.

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    Theo Amer
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    Carolyn Chart

    Carolyn is our Children's and Families worker and is responsibile for the work amongst children and young people aged 0 – 11 years based at Central Hall.  This will be a mix of both church-based activities and developing community-based activities.

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    Carolyn Chart
  • Meet the team

    Caroline Kennedy

    Caroline is one of the Senior Leaders of New Community Church.  Caroline and her husband Billy work with the local team to provide leadership, direction and oversight to New Community Church Southampton, the New Community family of churches and projects, and the Pioneer Network.

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    Caroline Kennedy
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    John Deagle

    As part of the Central Congregation Leadership Team, John provides pastoral support and direction.

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    John Deagle
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    Shirley Webster

    As part of the Central Congregation Leadership Team, Shirley provides oversight to Connect Groups.

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    Shirley Webster
  • Meet the team

    Sarah Amer

    As part of the Central Congregation Leadership Team, Sarah oversees all aspects of worship.

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    Sarah Amer