City Life Church is a thriving Church, gathering, living and working all across the City of Southampton, with various projects and church expressions taking place every day. 


Our vision is simply to love God, love one another and love the world.  We seek to provide a place of belonging and growth for our members, employees, volunteers and for those accessing our services.  We are committed to building a culture of safeguarding and to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

The projects and partnerships we are involved in have at the heart God’s love for all people, especially the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

Our Values

Compassionate Community

We embrace diversity, welcoming both friends and strangers, and seek to offer a place of belonging to all.


We are responsive to the needs of those within our community and in the communities, we serve, finding creative solutions, breaking new ground, and courageously embracing the challenges that come with change!


We seek to give people the tools to enable them to live well and thrive. We are committed to justice for all, respecting each person’s beliefs and choices.


We value the courage to reflect, learn and express ourselves creatively. We celebrate creativity in every action, expression, response, and collaboration

Rhythms of gathering


We meet to pray together each day for 15 minutes from 6am on zoom. Contact us for the link.


We have groups that meet weekly in person and online across the City. You are very welcome to visit these groups by finding us on our App (below). We provide resources for adults and for families weekly, following a pattern of grow, serve, invite and worship.


Every 2nd Sunday we encourage people to gather for teaching in their homes, which can be found on our App (below) or in our resources.

Every 4th Sunday we meet at St Albans Church at 4pm for an All Age time of worship, testimony and connection. 

The remaining Sundays are left open and allow space for connection and prayer together, being missional, practicing hospitality with one another and with those beyond the church.


We gather termly at St Albans  church at 6pm for a teaching overview. An evening to connect and get inspired about our teaching series.

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.



Bev Webb

Bev is wife to Clive, mum to Nick and Charlie and devoted Nanna to Knox and Niko. She is passionate to see City Life increasingly become the multigenerational, multicultural, and supernatural church of her dreams! She loves to see God healing broken hearts and restoring lives and is very involved in facilitating transformational ‘Healing Prayer,’ with those inside and outside the church. She is also a lover of all things creative!


Paul Woodman

Paul is married to Susannah and they have two grown up children. They provide a foster home and live near Oasis Academy Mayfield in Sholing. Paul serves as chaplain to the Rose Road Association and the Oasis Academies in Southampton. He also oversees our work with foster carers, refugees and the homeless. He has co-founded the Southampton Street Support Action Group focussed on tackling rough sleeping. He is a long-suffering Southampton Football Club season ticket holder. Follow pauldwoodman on twitter and instagram

Dan Pooley

Dan loves seeing the church active and engaged with society; building positive, supportive community that is inclusive and transformational; restoring hope, dignity and purpose to people; bringing lasting change through collaborative, creative solutions; and seeing healing and the miraculous power of God’s love at work. Dan has a heart for India and regularly takes a team there working with several projects and churches in a variety of locations. He’s also a big fan of coffee and enjoys food, a good wine and a single malt. Dan lives locally with his wife, Mel, and their two children, Bethea and Joha.

Nicky Porter

Nicky came to Southampton on a gap year in 1992 and loved the people and values of City Life Church so much, she’s been here ever since! She’s a foodie and likes to combine her love of people and food wherever possible. She’s passionate about seeing people recover their God given identity and find a place of belonging in God’s family. She loves relaxing in the sun, or watching an action film.


The charity has an active and skilled board of trustees.

They are: Dave Barclay (Chair), Phil Bishop, Joe Lambert,  Megan Pitt, Rossie Rowland, Bev Webb and Paul Woodman.