Bitterne Park Parish - Southampton

Welcome to Bitterne Park Parish, a Christ-centred, sacramental and inclusive Anglican parish, trying to reach out to the wider community. We're pleased to offer rooms to hire to the local community.

altWelcome to our website. Our mission statement declares that the Parish of Bitterne Park believes in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and is a community dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus by radical inclusive hospitality, healing, reconciliation and wholeness.

We have two church buildings in the Parish; the Ascension Centre, Thorold Road, and All Hallows Church, Witts Hill.

There's always lots going on at the Church, so have a look at our events page to see what's happening this week. You can also join us on Facebook.

Every Sunday you are invited to refreshments after the 9.30 am. service or before the 11.00 am. service.

The Ascension Centre has a café and a range of rooms available for hire. It also has some stunning stained glass windows and some fine bells. We're currently looking for more cafe volunteers. conact Jenny on reader@bitterneparkaparish.com.

View a map of the Churches in Bitterne Park Parish

An April letter from Revd Andy Smith

Dear Friends, 

In the letter to the Hebrews we are reminded that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 NIV). We are given the assurance that the God whom we worship, who can be most fully seen in the person of Jesus Christ is unchanging. He remains the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  

As a church community,  as a diocese, as a deanery and here more locally here in Bitterne Park  we seek to look afresh at how we make Christ known in our world.  This means that we face significant and imminent change, not least as we look forward to our new service pattern beginning in May.  This looking forward to the unknown and uncertainty is unsettling and often scary.  You may be grieving for what has been lost.  You may be excited for what the future holds.  Yet within the midst of this change and uncertainty, set within the context of a world that seems to change around us at an ever increasing pace, we are given the assurance that Jesus Christ remains the same.  In the midst of change he alone remains constant.

As we move forwards together for what God has in store for us in the coming months and years, I urge you to look to the unchanging person of Jesus Christ to be your sole security.  It is him that we can trust.

 Blessings,

 Andy