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We're more than just Sunday mornings. We're community and family, and we'd love to get to know you and help you to feel at home with us.

Whether you're new to church, new to New Community Central, or simply want to get to know more people, there are lots of ways to connect with others, grow in your faith, and build friendships and community.

Connect Groups

Connect groups are our small groups that meet during the week, and they provide a great opportunity to get to know other people and grow in your relationship with God. We currently have a range of connect groups with different themes and in different areas. 

If you'd like to join a connect group, please come and browse the information in the foyer at Central Hall on a Sunday morning. If you have any questions about connect groups, please contact Shirley Webster by emailing

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Belonging is an informal session with coffee and cake, held during our 10am service. It provides an opportunity to meet some of our church leaders, to find out more about our church vision and values, and to explore different ways of getting involved with church and becoming part of our community if you'd like to. There won't be any pressure to 'join' our church - just an opportunity for you to find out more and to ask any questions you may have. 

Who it's for: Anyone who is new to Central and wants to find out more about the church and how to get involved.
When: Normally the first Sunday of the month, but check our calender for confirmation of the next session.
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: To find out more, please visit the welcome desk at our Sunday service or email 

Dock Gate 1

Dock Gate 1 is an opportunity each week to connect with others in an informal setting, with plenty of time to explore faith and find out more about church. It's especially ideal for people who don't usually attend church, and want to find out a bit more at their own pace. All welcome!

When: Every Monday, 1-3pm (term-time only).
Where: Room 5, Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
Cost: There's no cost and no need to book. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information: Please email


Shedd55 is a new monthly get-together for men at New Community Church. We'll be tackling a new challenge each month and increasing our know-how and skills as we spend time together.

Keep an eye on our calendar or sign up to our Central congregation's email newsletter list, to find out about the next event. 

Who it's for: Open to all men aged over 18 years.
When and where: Once a month. Please check our calendar of events for the date and location of the next Shed55 event.
For more information: Please contact Nico Chart via

Sisters Women's Events

Sisters events are a chance for women in the church to get together to build friendships, have some fun, encourage each other, and get to know Jesus more.

We host a series of cross-generational events throughout the year, including pudding nights, storytelling evenings, Saturday brunch, and more.

Keep an eye on our calendar or sign up to our Central congregation's email newsletter list, to find out about the next event.

Who they're for: Open to all women over 16 years (some events will be only open to those over 18 years).
When and where: The events take place throughout the year, in a variety of locations. Please checour calendar of events for the next event.
For more information: Please visit the welcome desk at our Sunday service, or contact Jan Howes via

The Hub

The Hub is a space for those aged over 50 to get together over lunch on a regular basis.

Who it's for: Open to anyone aged over 50.
What to expect: 
We have lunch together and then have either a short talk or a discussion with a Christian theme. We also often share a time of Communion together.
There is no cost, but people need to bring their own lunch or purchase it from the coffee shop at Central Hall.
 12noon-2pm on the last Thursday of each month (please check our calendar for exceptions).
Where: Room 4, Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
Other activities: 
We also have other events and activities throughout the year.
For more information: 
Please contact John Deagle via

The Café Connect Group

The Café Connect Group follows on from the Community Café on a Sunday evening. The purpose of the group is to give Community Café guests, and anyone else, the opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal setting. 

When: 6-7.15pm, every other Sunday (term-time only).
Where: Room 5 (next to the Small Hall), Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please contact Graham Bower via

Harvesters Walks

Our Harvesters Walks are a monthly walk for anyone who enjoys walking in the countryside with friends. We meet at a different location each time, and the walk is usually followed by lunch at a local pub. If you haven't been before, give it a try!

Who they're for: Open to all. This isn't a specifically Central congregation event, but advertised across the whole church.
When: Usually the second Saturday of each month, starting at 10am, but check our calendar of events for any changes.
Where: We meet at a different location each month. Check our calendar of events for this month's location.
For more information or to sign up to the Harvesters Walks email distribution list: Please contact Howard Sheffield via

The Alpha Course

The Alpha Course is for anyone who wants to explore life's big questions and the foundations of the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal environment.

Who it's for: Open to all, regardless of faith or beliefs.
What to expect: Approximately ten weekly sessions that each include a free meal or coffee and cake, a short talk about the Christian faith, and an opportunity for discussion in small groups.
When: Courses usually run on weekday evenings.
Where: Our latest courses are being held in our coffee shop, Central Coffee.

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