Living Room

Our living room is a place to belong and feel welcome

Sitting on a sofa and letting out a sigh…that’s what we hope you find at City Life – a place to be at rest, at peace and around people who care for one another and love God together.

Our Living Room hosts all our gatherings from triplets and small groups, households of prayer and our Sunday celebrations.

In a household, everyone has their part to play, and we welcome you to bring your gifts and talents to the life within the Living Room.


There are many ways that we connect, in homes, coffee shops, parks, online and more.

If you’re new here we’d love to get to know you personally and help you find the best way to connect with us – Contact Us and someone will be in touch!


Join us for weekly fun family style teaching and group activities

Click here for Shine Celebrations


Sunday Evenings:

Every 2nd Sunday we’ll gathering for teaching (currently continuing on zoom at 6pm, open from 5.40pm for a chat. (Contact Us for Zoom links).

Every 4th Sunday we’ll be meeting at St Albans Church, Tulip Road, for a time of worship, testimony and ‘togetherness’ at 6pm. 

The remaining Sunday slots are being left open intentionally in order to not fill up diaries and to allow space for God to move; this time can be used to connect and pray together, be missional, practice hospitality with one another and with those beyond the church.

Youth Group

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The youth group is for 11-17 year olds on Sundays from 5-6pm. Together they have fun, make friends, and find out more about faith.

At the moment, they’re doing an online Alpha course with occasional meet-ups in line with government guidance.

Drop us a line for more information – Contact Us.

We also partner with Young Life International in their work to reach out to teenagers in Southampton.

Church at Home

Small Groups

City Life has many different Small groups. These include prayer triplets, a Youth group and Connect Groups.  There are also other more informal ‘friends/parents of’ groups that build relationship around the different children’s groups that form part of our Shine community.

These groups meet in homes all across the city (Drop us a line to be put in touch with group hosts – Contact Us).

Prayer Triplets

These are groups of three people committing to regular contact with one another for prayer, support and accountability.

If you’d like to be part of a prayer triplet please drop us a line – Contact Us.

Connect Groups

As well as being a place of belonging and care, Connect Groups provide serving opportunities where everyone’s gift and contribution can be shared. They are the main way of connecting with our communities and sharing God’s love. Small groups use teaching materials from Sunday Celebrations to grow in God and share the vision of City Life.

TGI Tuesday

Tuesday evening, fortnightly @ Aldermoor

We come together for tea and cake to pray, socialise together and discuss Sunday talks. All welcome.

Host: Abi Barclay

Water’s Edge

Tuesday evening, weekly @ Eling (near Totton)

A welcoming group where people feel cared for, valued, supported in their everyday lives and in their relationship with God. We share food, friendship, fun and faith.

Host: Claire Stewart

Daytime Connect Group

2nd & 4th Monday each month @ Bassett

A group for those who would like to meet during the day. We pray and support each other on our journey with God and you would be very welcome to join us.

Host: Graham & Nicola White

Olive Branch

Wednesday evening, weekly @ Bitterne Park

Our vision is to be family, be inclusive and support each other as we live out our passions for God. We also love to serve where we feel God is calling us to do so.

Host: Ollie Wells

Café Church

Every Sunday 11am @ Oasis Academy Mayfield

Enjoy coffee, pastries and a friendly place to explore the Oasis 9 Habits: Compassionate, Patient, Humble, Joyful, Honest, Hopeful, Considerate, Forgiving, Self Controlled.

Host: Paul Woodman

House Fires Swaythling

Tuesday evening, weekly @ Swaythling

We are a mixed age group who meet weekly in Swaythling on Tuesday evenings. We study Sunday’s talk in greater depth and support each other in prayer and encouragement to reach out to others in our communities. We aim to eat together once a month and meet with the House Fires cluster for social gatherings once a term.

Host: Miche Lambert


Wednesday evening, weekly @ Swaythling & Shirley

We meet to encourage each other as we pursue God in our lives and as He pursues us. We pray together; discuss Sunday talks and topics of interest, looking at how we can live out what we learn; and share life together – often over food.

Host: Dan & Mel Pooley

House Fires Shirley

Tuesday evening, weekly @ Shirley

We are a welcoming and supportive group of people at different stages in our faith so we often have some quite lively discussions! We all share a desire to get to know God more on a personal level, while building relationships with one another.

Host: Becky Maclean

Highfield connect


Tuesday evening, weekly @ Highfield

We are a welcoming, multigenerational and multicultural group that meets just off campus. We are encouraging and have a passion for prayer and community life. 

Host: David and Jo Gibson