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.

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The Week Ahead


Sunday 1st November - 10am Parish Communion


Tuesday 3rd November -

9.30am Morning Prayer in the Church


Friday - 6pm Family Fireworks at The Church Hall

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Sunday 20th September is Dedication Sunday

This is the day we will not only celebrate the 395th Birthday of Pear Tree Church but we mark the launch of celebrations leading up to the 400th Anniversary in 2020