The Streets

The work of the church goes beyond our congregation.  The Streets are places where we go out and meet people in our community who wouldn’t necessarily have a connection with church.  Some of these people are in workplaces where we want to provide some free, unconditional support.  While others are living or working on the streets and are inevitably more vulnerable.  Here we provide practical support and care.

Chaplaincy

Our paid and volunteer chaplains are people appointed to serve in all kinds of places. There are typically chaplains in hospitals, workplaces, prisons and the armed forces to name but a few. In all these places chaplains try to show God’s love through offering a listening service, care and support, and by representing Christian values and beliefs. In our diverse society chaplaincy has to show the greatest sensitivity and respect. We regularly draw chaplains in the city together for training and mutual support. To find out more, please email chaplaincy@lovesouthampton.org.uk

Amber Chaplains

The sex industry exists in Southampton; a violent and exploitative environment where the powerful prey on the vulnerable. This injustice affects hundreds of women.  Sexual services are bought on our streets and increasingly behind closed doors.

We believe every woman matters because they are loved by God and deserve to be safe, healthy, and treated with dignity. Amber is a Christian chaplaincy service taking this message to women who are often vulnerable, isolated and suffer violence.

Click here to see BBC film and article

For more information visit localgiving.org/charity/amber-chaplains

Chaplaincy in Schools

We provide chaplaincy support to staff at Bassett Green Primary School and help develop the community work alongside the Oasis hubs in the east and west of the city.

Chaplaincy at the Rose Road Association

We are delighted to provide chaplaincy support to the Rose Road Association. This charity provides incredible services for over 300 children and young adults with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and/or autism.

Soup Run

Every Friday night, teams from City Life Church provide soup, fresh food, hot drinks and clothing to the people who are homeless and vulnerable living on the streets.  There are currently four teams who go out in rotation. 

Each Friday evening, a team is responsible for collecting the food that remains unsold from local shops so it can be given to those in need, rather than being wasted.  The food is then distributed from 8.00 – 11.30pm. 

It is a walking Soup Run and teams walk the city streets and car parks offering hot drinks and food to anyone who needs it. Occasionally, hats, gloves, clothing, blankets and sleeping bags are also distributed. 

The Soup Run also offers an opportunity to befriend, listen to, and pray for, those we meet. It gives our volunteers an opportunity to express God’s love in practical ways to those struggling with health issues, addictions or loneliness.  It is a valuable experience and every volunteer makes a real difference to people’s lives.

If you would like to support the Soup Run financially or in prayer, please drop us a line – Contact Us.