Students receive a warm welcome at Swaythling Baptist Church! If you are looking to find a home in a local church family then we are the place for you. Rather than a student stream we support each other as a whole church family. There are small groups each week and there is often an invite to a free lunch after church on a Sunday which is open to anyone. Students are welcome to get involved with any part of church life. There’s music group, kids’ groups, messy church, Monday lunch and plenty more. You can find out about what we do using the menus above.
The church is in Fleming Road, near the McDonald’s at the bottom of Burgess Road. This is just a five minute walk from Wessex Lane Halls or a 20 minute walk from Highfield campus. You can also get the bus from Highfield; catch the U1A or U6C.
On a Sunday morning we have up to 50 people of different ages and nationalities who meet together to study the Bible, praise God, pray and encourage and support each other . Many are Southampton University graduates and so know exactly what university life is like. As part of our family we will support you in growing in your relationship with God and sharing the Gospel with your friends. One of the ways we do this is to offer mentoring to any student who would like it .
Over the last year we have been actively looking to find out how God wants to use us. We are now working on getting involved with our immediate neighbours and the estate behind the Wessex Lane halls. There are lots of opportunities and good networks with local people that we are hoping to develop. We would certainly welcome student involvement in these initiatives.
If you would like a lift to the church please contact Jane Braithwaite on 07974 304099 or click here.