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.

Holy Week Journey

We have a range of services from the traditional services laced with symbolism and depth to different services using creativity, silence, poetry and music. We have our shared act of witness on Good Friday with other churches in Swaythling, a moving midnight service on Saturday and our Easter Day Celebrations.

NEW for children, young people and families

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).

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

NEW for all!

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: 10th May

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