Pear Tree Church - Southampton

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Pear Tree Church in the Ocean City of Southampton is the oldest Anglican Church anywhere in the world - being the first church built (1618) and consecrated (1620) after the Reformation.

Nearly 400 years on Pear Tree Church still seeks to serve the people of Southampton.

As part of the worldwide family of Anglican churches, as part of the Diocese of Winchester and, locally, as part of Churches Together in Itchen, Pear Tree Church is a small but active part of the community.

Welcome to the Pear Tree Church website

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We aim to love God and our neighbour

Please take time to explore our site - and whether you want to delve into the history of your family - or come and visit us - or find out some more about the Christian basics of Jesus, Prayer or reading the Bible we hope you will visit us again.


Are you interested in joining a small music (Worship) group and playing a part in it's growth and development?

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   Join us this Sunday 12th October

10am for Parish Communion


Tuesday 14th October

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church


Thursday 16th October

7.30pm CTI Meeting in Woolston

Community Centre


Saturday 18th October

3.00pm Wedding in the Church



Pear Tree 400

In 2020 Pear Tree Church will be Commemorating it's 400th Birthday.

Where do you see the Church in 2020?

What do you want from your Church?

Please let us know your views.

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The Readers’ Licensing Service will be held in Winchester Cathedral at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 11th October, when Carolyn Jennings will be licensed as Reader to Pear Tree and St. Mark’s Church and Maurice Keys, from St. Mark’s Church, will also be re-licensed at the same service.

Your support and prayers would be appreciated.