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This is NewCommunity...

NewCommunity Staff

Allan Cox, Leader (Eastleigh)

Carolyn Chart, Children’s Worker (Central)

Paul Smith, Youth Worker (Eastleigh)

Nicky Porter, Pastoral Support (City Life)

Bev Webb, Leader (City Life)

Adam Clewer, New Generation Leader

Lee Button, Operations Manager

Chris Day, Finance Manager

Bob Light, Leader (Flowers)

Sue Singh, Leader (Eastleigh)

Paul Woodman, Leader (City Life)

Elaine Davidson, Office Manager

Welcome to NewCommunity New Community is a growing family of church congregations, missional communities and projects serving the city of Southampton and the wider Solent area. Our goal is to the see the whole region filled with the Good News about Jesus, bringing God’s salvation, healing and hope to those who do not yet know Him. We are committed to: seeing every member of our community equipped and encouraged to be all God has called them to be building vibrant Christian communities; developing projects to serve the needs of those around us.

Over the past few years, the shape and structure of New Community has changed dramatically as we have been led by God to partner with others, make new connections and develop new areas of ministry. Our conviction is that we can do more together than we can on our own. In this brochure we want to share with you a snapshot of what God is doing across our community. We hope you will be inspired and encouraged.

Billy & Caroline Kennedy, Senior Leaders

Maybush Bitterne Park

Western Docks



NewCommunity Central

Who are we? New Community Central is a growing, family friendly congregation with a desire to create a great place of belonging for people of every age and background. We meet in the City at Central Hall on Sunday mornings – for vibrant worship, practical teaching, and the chance to be together. There is a full children and youth programme for ages 0-18’s with Connect Groups meeting throughout the week in homes across the City as a way of shar-

ing life together. We have a large Student community from both of the Universities, which also meets regularly during the term time. Our desire is that everyone who is part of Central will be able to encounter God and become a true follower of Jesus, empowered to change the world around them. As a large and busy church there is plenty going on that you can get involved with or just come and visit one Sunday - you would always be warmly welcomed.

Want to join our community? Meet: 10am on Sundays (Refreshments at 9.30)


Central Hall, St Mary Street,


Southampton, SO14 1NF

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Tel: 023 8023 7700

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Who are we? City Life is a vibrant, multicultural church in Southampton. We meet in an old Methodist building on the edge of the Flowers Estate. We partner locally with Flower of Justice and Swaythling Methodist church who also meet in the same building, as well as being part of the New Community family and part of the Southampton Christian Network. Our vision is to equip everyone to love God, love one another and love the world through our

corporate worship in our Sunday celebrations and through out network of connect groups and missional communities. We aim to enable every person to grow, give and go: To grow in our relationship with God and in character and gift; To give ourselves, and our resources, to build loving relationships with those in the church and wider community; To go into our local communities and beyond making the love of God known, through our words, actions and supernatural gifts.

Want to join our community? Tel: 023 8023 4000

Meet: 10.30am on Sundays


286 Burgess Road, Swaythlng,


Southampton, SO16 3BE

Honeysuckle Road

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Burgess Road

City Life

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NewCommunity Eastleigh

Who are we? We are a community of people who love God and one another and meet in a variety of ways in and around Eastleigh. Our desire is to be an inclusive family that reflects all generations and together reveals God more fully. We long to see God’s presence and power increasingly released in such a way that will impact our community, family and friends.

Our goal is transformation of every area of life through bringing more of heaven into Eastleigh Borough by expressing our love for others through social projects and engaging with our local community.

Want to join our community? Meet: 10.30am on Sundays


Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Ave,


Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA Cedar Rd

Barton Peveril Chestnut Ave

Priory Rd

Abbotts Road

Monks Way

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Chestnut Ave

Monks Way

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Tel: 07917 190626

NewCommunity Flowers

Who are we? Flowers is a lively family orientated congregation, comprising of local people from the Flower Roads in Southampton and beyond. Our vision is simple: Love God and Love our Neighbours. Through His love, we have witnessed Jesus bring healing and salvation to many people in our local area. Our congregation is led by Bob and Colette Light, who both live and serve in the community.

Our Sunday meetings are a time for us to gather together, praise God and share the wonderful things He has been doing in our lives. As well as Sundays, we have various other groups that meet in the week. Please do contact us if you would like to find out more about our gatherings.

Want to join our community? Tel: 023 8055 2966

Meet: 1pm onwards Sundays


286 Burgess Road, Swaythling


Southampton, SO16 3BE

Honeysuckle Road

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Burgess Road


Aster Road

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NewCommunity James Street

Who are we? James Street is a variety of people seeking to bring all aspects of the Kingdom of God to the Golden Grove estate and build a Christ centred community where anyone and everyone feels included and valued. Our main priorities are:Having a growing heart for Mission to the local area, through relationships, serving and events. Developing a genuine Christian Community,

being family, having fun, caring for each other, allowing people to belong before they fully believe.. Helping everyone grow in Discipleship, being true followers of Jesus Christ in all aspects of our own individual lives, and our life together as James Street.

Want to join our community? Tel: 023 8023 2090

Meet: 10.30am on Sundays


James Street, Southampton,


SO14 1PH Golden Grove

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City College

NewCommunity WestEnd

Who are we? New Community West End is a very friendly and caring community with a passion to love God, love one another, and love the people we connect with in our lives. We have a strong sense of family where everyone can belong, grow in faith, and have a part to play. Based at the King’s Centre in Quob Lane, we run a Baby Bank, Parent & Toddler Group, Healing Prayer Clinic, Ladies Group, Messy Church and more!

We meet on Sunday mornings for great worship, practical teaching and ministry, and throughout the week in various groups. We have activities for children and interpret our Sunday meetings with sign language. All are welcome!

Want to join our community? Tel: 023 8023 7700

Meet: 10.30am on Sundays (Coffee at 10am)


The King’s Centre, 26 Quob Lane,


West End, Southampton, SO30 3HN


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Who are we? Ferry to Caen, an hour’s drive through the Normandy countryside, arrive at New Community Le Vay…a quiet, idyllic farmhouse in the French countryside. Le Vay…a place for refreshing, resting, having fun and each person or group arrives, a new community is formed. Time to sit; a place to think; books to read; chickens, ducks, geese and sheep to care for; conversations to be had; outdoor activities to

enjoy come rain or shine, a beautiful environment to engage with; tasks to do…Le Vay feeds spirit and soul with gentle rhythms of grace. A five-bedroomed house, with woodburners, an upper meeting room and peaceful grounds, Le Vay steals the hearts of all who visit. Whether for individual rest, prayer, cultural exchange or group get-togethers for work or play, Le Vay offers an ideal opportunity for meaningful experience of God and one another.

Want to join our community? Tel: 02 31 68 90 93

Meet: 10.30am on Sundays (Coffee at 10am)





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MissionalCommunities The Streets We meet after the Community Cafe and provide a friendly environment for the vulnerable and street homeless to discover more about God and one another. We use story-telling, craft and games to grow together and build relationships. (Meet: Sundays 6-7.30pm, Room 4, Central Hall)

Find out more

Bev Webb / T: 07905 401261 / E:

Polish Community There are 30,000 Poles living in Southampton, which we are reaching out to with the love of God. We meet from 6pm every Saturday at Shirley Baptist Church (Church Street, Shirley SO15 5LG) to pray for this community and encourage each other in the work in Polish.

Find out more

Marek Marton / T: 07942 311801 / E:

Engage Engage is a group for those from other nations living in Southampton. We run various activities and events throughout the year, often in partnership with Friends International. On the first Sunday of the month during term time we meet for lunch and spend time exploring the relevance of Christianity to life today.

Find out more

Jonny Rust / T: 07791 654487 / E:

Orchard Lane The population living in the city centre (SO14) has risen considerably in recent years. Our response is an increase in missional activity to reach this growing community. Utilising the Orchard Lane Church building, we are launching a parent and toddler group, a youth drop-in, and exploring other creative ideas at engaging with people. Why not join us?...

Find out more

Adam Clewer / T: 023 8023 7700 / E:

Nepalese Community Developing missional community in the Eastleigh area reaching out to mainly Gurkha veterans and their families. By teaching English on Saturday afternoons to Nepali women we have been able to make friends and be involved in each others communities and cultures. (Saturdays, 2-4pm | Centenary Hall, Eastleigh, SO50 5SF)

Find out more

Lizzie Cox / T: 023 8067 6608 / E:

St Andrews St Andrews hosts a Messy Church progamme every Sunday for people of all ages. The evening starts with a range of activities based upon a well-known Bible story and then after a community tea, there is a short service, enabling everyone to access the meaning of the story and applying to every day life.

Find out more

The Woodmans / T: 023 8067 6608 / E:

Projects Community Cafe

Provides a Sunday evening meal and a meeting place for many of the homeless and vulnerably housed in Southampton as well as an extended programme at Christmas. Contact: Matt Comer T: 023 8023 7700 E:

Central Coffee

Our Coffee Shop based at Central Hall is open all week selling great coffee and refreshments, creating a great environment for the local community to come in, relax and unwind. Contact: Lee Button T: 023 8023 7700 E:

Mustard Support Housing

Helping ordinary Christian households open their homes to support vulnerable homeless young people towards a more successful future by offering a ‘stepping-stone’ to independent living in a secure home environment. Contact: Fran Moody T: 07826 820517 E:


Improves the quality of life for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Southampton, providing free advice, education and practical support, helping people to access local services. Contact: Paul Leppitt T: 023 8022 1111 E:

Central Counselling & Training Service

Is a team of fully trained counsellors that provides counseling across a broad range of areas and needs. We also provide training courses for counsellors at various Ievels across the UK. Contact: Norma Parrack T: 023 8038 5247 E:

NewCommunity Housing

With an increasing number of properties in and around the city we aim to provide affordable homes for people who for a variety of reasons cannot access suitable housing. Contact: Adrian Thomas T: 023 8023 7700 E:

The Gate

Aims to make lifestyle change possible by offering friendship, practical support, training, prayer and spiritual guidance to those involved in the sex industry and their families. Contact: Tricia Kenyon T: 07518 032245 E:



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Flower of Justice

Is a community project based on the Flower Estate, Swaythling providing food distribution, debt advice, practical help and advocacy together with regular activities for children and adults as well as the annual “Dip Week� event. Contact: Bob Light T: 07515 637464 E:

LocalPartners Oasis Academy, Lord’s Hill Oasis Academy, Mayfield

Southampton Christian Network Southampton Methodist Circuit

Street Pastors

Miracle Street

Firgrove Family Centre Groundswell

Southampton Community Family Trust Basics Bank Pioneer

School of Ministries

NewCommunity Staff

Adrian Thomas, Community Development

Leandra Jeram, Finance Assistant

Andy Morgan, Youth Worker (City Life)

Sim Dendy, Team Leader (Central)

Jenny Williams, Administrator

Dave Johnson, Events Assistant

Ben Young, Youth Worker (Central)

Liz Cox, Leader (Eastleigh)

Theo Amer, Community Life Leader

Caroline Kennedy, Senior Leader

Dan Pooley, Community Development

Sophie Armitage, PA to Senior Leader

NewCommunity is... New Community is a growing family of church congregations, missional communities and projects serving the city of Southampton and the wider Solent area. Our goal is to the see the whole region filled with the Good News about Jesus, bringing God’s salvation, healing and hope to those who do not yet know Him. We are made up of a number of legal entities but endeavour to work as one family to provide the best we can for the communities and city that we serve.

New Community Network (Central, Eastleigh, Flowers & West End) Charity Number 1072645, Company limited by guarantee 3578938 Central Hall, St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NF City Life Church Charity Number 1100602, Company limited by guarantee 4913171 11 Queensway, Southampton SO14 3BL

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New Community Handbook 2012  

An overview of New Community, a family of churches and projects based in Southampton, UK