Welcome to the Parish of Swaythling. We are a group of local people of all ages and a variety of backgrounds who are united in our love for Jesus and our desire to serve others.

The Parish lies on the Northern edge of Southampton, UK, in the Diocese of Winchester, a short distance from Junction 5 of the M27. The Parish is large and diverse.

Our Aims

We are here to exercise the ministry of Jesus Christ in our own neighbourhood and to share in the wider ministry of the Church in the world. This ministry includes worship, prayer, fellowship, pastoral care, mission and service.

Tuesdays Together

Wondering what to do after school on a Tuesday?

Enjoy board games, craft and activities? Then why not come along to Tuesdays Together, every Tuesday in term time at St Alban’s Church community room from 3:10pm till about 4:30pm. There are refreshments, games, and different crafts and activities each week. The crafts aim to tie together a Bible or moral theme which we then unpack further through songs, discussion and story-telling or drama at the end of the session. We aim to provide a fun, relaxed and friendly environment for children of all ages – there is even a baby corner for little ones. Children of all ages are welcome with a parent or carer – if you have any questions or want to know more please email peter.dockree@outlook.com or check our Facebook page (Swaythling Parish).


“Come-as-you-can” ongoing monthly home-group. 7.30 Fourth Wednesday in the month. A warm welcome to all those who want to be with other people “trying to work it out” in a home setting. Next meeting July 22nd: “Some hard sayings of Jesus”. Contact: petermartin834@gmail.com

Explore @8

St Mary's Church - look out for dates. Why not? Journeying, Why? Life, faith, reflection, discussion, justice, the arts, a safe space Next event: 18th October

Builders and Trekkers

Come and join us for fun, activities, craft and discussions as we explore the Bible together. Every Sunday in term time during the 10am Service at St Alban's and 10.30am at St Mary's

Our Churches

St Mary’s Church, South Stoneham
St Mary’s Church Close
Southampton, SO18 2ST

St Alban’s Church
Tulip Road
Southampton, SO16 3BB

Parish Office: 023 8067 9787