About City Life Church

The vision of City Life Church is simply to love God, love one another and love the world. We are a friendly and vibrant church, passionate about hearing and responding to Jesus in order to make his love known. We provide a place of belonging and growth in order that we might be equipped to support our communities, initiate projects, and be all we can be for Him. We are actively involved in the local community, the city and internationally, working in partnership wherever possible for the benefit of all, especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

On a Sunday

We have two celebrations every Sunday at 286, Burgess Road, SO16 3BE. You are welcome to join us for our 'Shine Celebration' 10am - 12pm: building family together through all-age fun activities, worship, teaching and prayer. Or come along to our 'Evening Celebration' 6.30 - 8.30pm: building community together through worship, teaching and prayer. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are served at the start of both celebrations, and we invite guests to our Welcome Table where you can find out more about City Life. There is free parking locally.

More about our celebrations

During the week

City Life has many Connect groups across the city meeting in homes weekly or fortnightly at which you will receive a warm welcome. We also have community outreach groups in specific places providing an opportunity to build friendships and explore faith in God together. These include St Andrews Messy Church in Sholing, Open Door at 286 and our Kids & Families outreach.

Get involved

The Leadership

Bev Webb Bev is married to Clive and they have two grown up children, Nick and Charlotte. She is part of the Pastoral Team at City Life and is very involved in teaching, discipleship, healing prayer and Streets Missional Community. She leads an annual team to Thailand working with the vulnerable and marginalised. Bev's passion is seeing God restore broken lives and building people into a loving community.
Paul Woodman Paul is married to Susannah and they have two children, Hannah and Luke. They provide a foster home and live near Oasis Academy Mayfield where Paul is Chaplain and where he leads Oasis Church Mayfield. They lead Messy Church at St Andrews in Sholing. Paul is a trustee for the Hampshire HIV Charity, Groundswell. He is a Southampton Football Club season ticket holder. Follow pauldwoodman on Twitter.

Key Contacts

Dan Pooley Resource Leader Dan is married to Mel and they have two children, Bethea and Joha. Dan has a specific role to develop engagement with the community around 286 and oversee our buildings. He leads an annual team to India working with orphans and the poor in the slums. Dan has a passion to see people encounter Jesus and experience his power.
Nicky Porter Pastoral Leader Nicky is part of the Pastoral Team and is involved in healing prayer, discipleship and training. Nicky leads The Gate project, which empowers women within the sex industry to make healthy lifestyle choices. She has a passion to see broken hearts healed and for people to find their place of belonging in God's family.
Debbie White Pastoral & Family Support Worker Debbie is married to Matt and they have two young children, Maia and Summer. She is part of the Pastoral Team and is a natural people person who loves being out in the community and building relationships. Her experience in supported housing and raising her own young kids means she understands the challenges and joys of family life.

Trustees

Dave Barclay (Chair of Trustees) Dave is our Chair of Trustees and is married to Abi and they have six children, Eden, Noah, Isaac, Evie, Jed and Daisy. Dave heads up a new organisation in the city called Alder Trust which works with disadvantaged families and children.
Paul Woodman Paul is married to Susannah and they have two children, Hannah and Luke. They provide a foster home and live near Oasis Academy Mayfield where Paul is Chaplain and where he leads Oasis Church Mayfield. They lead Messy Church at St Andrews in Sholing. Paul is a trustee for the Hampshire HIV Charity, Groundswell. He is a Southampton Football Club season ticket holder. Follow pauldwoodman on Twitter.
Bev Webb Bev is married to Clive and they have two grown up children, Nick and Charlotte. She is part of the Pastoral Team at City Life and is very involved in teaching, discipleship, healing prayer and Streets Missional Community. She leads an annual team to Thailand working with the vulnerable and marginalised. Bev's passion is seeing God restore broken lives and building people into a loving community.
Rossie Rowland Rossie is married to Jez and they have three young children, Lizzie, Joe and Abi. She is an adult physician with a postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a research interest in tuberculosis vaccine development.
Blake Jones Blake is married to Abi and they have three young children, Josiah, Caleb and Amelie. He is an ex Zimbabwean national and a civil engineer. He works as a Project Manager for the Environment Agency's National Capital Programme Management Service building flood and coastal risk management schemes.
Martin Stephens Martin is married to Marjie and is now semi-retired after a career as pharmacist and senior leader in the NHS. They have four grandchildren, two each for their son, Andy married to Vix and daughter Libby, married to Steve. Martin works a day a week as chair for Wessex pharmacy local professional network and is visiting professor at University of Portsmouth.
Rebecca Maclean Becky is married to Josh and they have a son called Euan. She works as Brand & Content Manager for Farrow & Ball managing all print and digital content and ensuring brand consistency in everything they do.
Megan Pitt Megan is married to Sam and are expecting their first child. They have made their home with others living in community. She works for Alder Trust delivering Healthy Relationship sessions to young people encouraging self-esteem as well as day-to-day activities of the charity.
Safeguarding

As a church, we connect and partner with several other local churches and projects. Some of these are independent charities but partnering together as Pioneer family enables us to share resources and serve our local communities more effectively. We are privileged to have a great team who serve our children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our Safeguarding policies and procedures are aimed to give confidence to everyone working in these areas. They set out guidelines that ensure the best possible standards of safety and protection for all. We are grateful to Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS), Winchester Diocese, and agencies such as, StopItNow, Lucy Faithful Foundation, SafeNetwork, the NSPCC and New Community, especially Elaine Davidson. Their help has been invaluable. If you have any concerns about Safeguarding at City Life Church, please contact Dave Barclay.

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Legal City Life Church is a charitable company (Charity Number: 1100602; Company Number 4913171). Charity Commission