New Community Church has a rich history. Our story spans over 40 years of meeting together, praying together, worshipping together and serving together. Over the decades, we’ve seen God lay good foundations, expand our vision and sphere of influence and lead us through times of challenge and times of consolidation. We have laughed together, cried together and experienced many highs and lows to become the apostolic community we are called to be today.
When God breathed this church into being, He saw something. He saw who we would become and He saw what we would do. The fact that we are still here today is because of that vision and God’s faithfulness and commitment to us.
With God’s heart at the centre of our vision, we want to continue to bring life to the city of Southampton, the wider Solent region, the nation, and beyond, by sharing His love with those around us in a real and palpable way. We want to see ourselves and others transformed through encounters with His Presence and revelation from His Word.
Billy & Caroline Kennedy (Senior Leaders).
You can read more detailed information about the history of New Community Church in each of our decade sections below, and you can also watch our video (see the trailer here) about the key moments in our church's history, as told by those who have been part of the exciting 40-year journey:
The mid-1970s marked the foundation of the church and the beginning of an incredible journey with God, that continues to this day.Find out more
The 1980s saw incredible growth for the church, with dynamic worship, groundbreaking teaching, and new-church planting.Find out more
The church continued to expand in the 1990s, and, with a fresh wave of the Holy Spirit, exciting things began to happen.Find out more
The 2000s brought a time of exciting transition for the church as it began to engage much more with the local community.Find out more
The church continues with a focus on God's Word and His presence, in order to bring life, hope and love to the city and local region.Find out more