The Southampton District of the Methodist Church covers all of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, extends to Dorset and Somerset in the West and up into Berkshire and south Oxfordshire.  We have over 80 ministers serving over 200 churches, ranging from small rural communities to large urban conurbations, from coastal towns to major cities to the delights of the New Forest.

Latest News

DET Support Day

by Sarah Pothecary, 28th May 2019

All of your favourite officers from the District and the Learning Network in one place! Please come and see us, sign up below.Email Sarah Pothecary to book a one-to-one slot with an officer at your…

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Methodist Conference 2020

by Sarah Pothecary, 23rd May 2019

Please give prayerful consideration to putting your name forward to represent the District, and wider Methodism, at Methodist Conference in 2020.Below is the Nomination Form and the closing date is…

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by Sarah Pothecary, 23rd May 2019

Please click below for the latest news letter from our local Methodist Women in Britain group

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Upcoming Events

40th birthday celebrations at Emsworth

14th July 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

We’re celebrating the Pastoral Centre’s 40th Birthday on Sunday 14th July at 3pm. How else could we do this but with a café-style service?! There will be tea and cake and staff, volunteers and customers are being encouraged to write down their anecdotes and stories and put them in a special ‘Post Box’ so that we can share them as we worship God, give thanks for 40 years of ministry and pray for God to guide us into the future. At the Pastoral Centre we meet Methodists from churches all round the Southampton District and the wider Connexion. Whether you’ve been to us before, or are reading this and thinking ‘that sounds like a good idea!’ why not come along to join us for the service or stop for coffee some other time. You will be warmly welcomed.

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Advanced Social Media Training

15th July 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This is a FREE training day led by Dave Webster and Oli Morriss of The Connexional Digital Team for those who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills in using social media for…

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Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival 2019

19th July 2019, 10:00 AM – 21st July 2019, 7:00 PM

The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival this year will be from 19-21 July when the chapel will be staffed to receive visitors and a Methodist ‘talking point and encounter’ stallwill be in the main marquee.…

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