The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton on Wikipedia.

Churches in Bitterne, Northam, Pear Tree Green, Shirley, Weston, Woolston.

Chapel, Hollybrook Cemetery. Graeme Harvey. Previously in the "Unknown" section, this old postcard from John Bowdler's Collection was identified by Janet Gimber.

Chapel at the Royal South Hants Hospital. This building is Grade 2 listed, but deconsecrated, and a decision on its future use is awaited. SU 425 128. Graeme Wall.

Chapel of the Saviour (Unitarian). Some history here, including the building date (1859), and its destruction by bombing in WWII. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard.

Christ Church at Freemantle. An old postcard showing the church. Both Donald Coe. Link.

Church of the Holy Saviour (Anglican and Methodist), at Bitterne. Graeme Wall. Link.

Former church (now a cafe), on Commercial Road. Andrew Ross. Janet Gimber advises that this was St. Peter, and that it closed in the 1970's. Link1. Link2.

Highfield Church (aka Christchurch, Portswood). SU 426 148. Graeme Wall. Link.

Holy Rood Church. Bombed in the war, it is now dedicated as the Merchant Navy Memorial. SU 420 113. Graeme Wall (2010).

Lord's Hill Church (Baptist, CoE, Methodist and U.R.C.). Dennis Harper (2011).

Redeemed Christian Church of God on Lodge Road. Streetviews show that the church is a recent occupant of the building, which was available for letting in 2020. SU 4218 1347. Chris Kippin (2023). Link.

St. Barnabas on Lodge Road and Rose Road. SU 4213 1347. Chris Kippin (2023). Link. The About Us page dates it to 1956, when it replaced a church of 1903 which was destroyed in WWII. There's a photo of the old church.

St. Denys (CoE). SU 433 141. Graeme Wall. Link.

St. Joseph (R.C.). Philip Kapp. Link.

St. Julien. SU 421 110. Philip Kapp.

St. Mary. SU 425 116. Graeme Wall (2011). Link.

St. Michael. Mark Summers. Link1. Link2.

St. Nicholas (Greek Orthodox). SU 424 113. Philip Kapp.

Southampton Seafarers Centre. SU 423 111. Philip Kapp. Link.

The former Trinity Church at Six Dials, now the Afro-Caribbean Centre. SU 425 123. Graeme Wall.

Wessex Vale Crematorium (2009) on Bubb Lane, West End. SU 488 156. Richard Roberts (2018). Link.

Northam Methodist Church. SU 431 126. Graeme Wall.
The former St Augustine, now the Southampton Christian Fellowship's Augustine Centre. SU 430 125. Graeme Wall.

Pear Tree Green
Jesus Chapel. According to their website (see Link) the church is the oldest Anglican church anywhere, it being the first church built after the Reformation, in 1618. SU 441 118. Graeme Wall. Link.
U.R.C. SU 439 116. Graeme Wall.

Shirley Baptist Church on Church Street. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2011). Link.

Holy Trinity Church on Weston Lane. Its grade II listing dates it to 1865.  SU 4469 1022. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Chris Kippin (2023). Link.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Shakespeare Avenue. SU 4267 1379. Chris Kippin (2023).

St. Mark on Church Road and Weston Grove Road. Its grade II listing dates it to 1863, with later additions. SU 4381 1057. Graeme Wall. Link.
St. Patrick (R.C.) on Portsmouth Road. SU 4410 1116. Chris Kippin (2023). Link, wherein it's dated to 1938-9. Old maps show its predecessor of 1883 just a few yards to the east, at SU 4414 1117. Part of a school stands on the site - see the buildings in the background in a 2023 Streetview. Also mentioned is the first church, a tin tabernacle on Obelisk Road. Possibly it's the Chap. shown on a map of 1897 at circa SU 4404 1082. Although the map doesn't show clearly which of two buildings the label is intended to apply to, its site will be within the view of this Streetview from 2023.




04 January 2024

Steve Bulman

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