A strong Baptist community exists to this day in the city
New to the city and looking for a Baptist church to join?
Take a look at these vibrant, open communities that ready to welcome you to your new family…
Cosham Baptist Church
Simon is the Minister here at Cosham Baptist Church, an inclusive institution with a robust schedule of events for all ages. With the help of his wife Vanessa, Simon gets involved with all aspects of Church life including scheduling the roster of events. Their morning service is on every Sunday at 10:15, a Seniors Service (followed by tea) starts at 3pm on the third Sunday of each month and there are regular evening sessions held to focus on missions around the world.
North End Baptist Church
The congregation at the North End Baptist Church see each and every sermon as a journey. Together as one, the people at this church move forward in their embrace of God whilst making this journey the centre of their being. Modelling their faith in three directions, the people at North End look upwards to their God, outward to their neighbours and inward to themselves. Through worship, work within the community and deep reflection they aim to become better Christians.
Salem Strict and Particular Baptist Church
Don’t let the name deceive you, the folks at Salem are far from a severe bunch. Henry Sant has served as the Pastor here since 1996, following in a long line of Baptist pastors that goes back to 1814. The original Chapel was built a year after the formation of the church but was destroyed 100 years later during World War I. It wasn’t until 1959 that a new chapel was built which stands to this very day. Although their home and pastor has changed over the years their message remains the same: “For promoting the Christian religion as it is professed by Protestant Dissenters of the Denomination of Particular Baptists.”
City Life Church
The church family at City Life Church (formally Tangier Road Baptist Church) goes back an astonishing 375 years. Starting in 1640, a small group of believers would gather in a cottage in Old Portsmouth. Since then their numbers have grown immensely. Today City Life is one of the largest church communities in the city who share in God’s word and celebrate their relationship with Jesus together. People of all ages and backgrounds come to their services on Sunday at 10:30am, with evening services starting at 6pm.