Southport Salvation Army - making followers of Jesus whose lives impact their communities and point others to Jesus

What's On

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9:30am Prayer meeting

10:30am All-Age Worship

Sunday worship, 10:30am

Our Sunday gathering is for people of all ages and for people whose faith in Jesus is strong, half-hearted or even non-existent.  You can come as you are and wear what you want.  Every week we try to make sense of the Bible and to understand why and how it is 'Good News' for the 21st century.  There is time for prayer and singing (it's up to you if you join in).  There is also a talk which will hopefully help and equip you to make sense of faith in the everyday, from Monday to Saturday as well as on Sunday.  We try to make everything easy to understand and we focus on the possibility of having a relationship with God, rather than being stuck in a boring, dry religion that is all about rules, regulations and guilt.  Hopefully there is something for everyone.  And we also have a programme for children and youth that runs from shortly after 11am.  The sermon/talk from our morning gathering is recorded and is available during the week as a podcast or on our Facebook page.



12:30pm Outreach

Our Brass Band, supported by members of our church, visit the hospital, hospice, and residential homes around the town.

Coffee Lounge

eat : drink : meet : pray

At the heart of our church, our Coffee Lounge offers reasonably priced food and drink as well as a listening ear.

  • MONDAY     10am - 4pm
  • TUESDAY     10am - 4pm
  • WEDNESDAY     10am - 4pm
  • THURSDAY     10am - 4pm
  • FRIDAY     10am - 4pm
  • SATURDAY     10am - 1pm


Charity Shop

Furniture . Bric-a-Brac . Clothing . Books

Our Charity Shop provides a much needed service of second-hand furniture, books, clothing and bric-a-brac, receiving and distributing goods to support those in need.

We offer a FREE COLLECTION service.  We will come to inspect your goods and, subject to meeting safety requirements, will remove goods suitable for sale in our shop free of charge.

If you would like to organise a collection, or for more information, please call us Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and ask for the Charity Shop.

  • MONDAY     10am - 4pm
  • TUESDAY     10am - 4pm
  • WEDNESDAY     10am - 4pm
  • THURSDAY     10am - 4pm
  • FRIDAY     10am - 4pm
  • SATURDAY     10am - 1pm


Weekday Programmes



Mondays, 1:45pm, Home League
Mondays (2nd each month), 7:30pm, Men's Fellowship
Monday (3rd each month), 7:30pm, Scrabble & Rummikub


Tuesdays, 6pm, Rainbows, Brownies & Guides


Wednesdays (2nd & 4th each month), 10:30am, The Fellowship of Spiritual Enrichment
Wednesdays, 12noon, Line Dancing
Wednesdays, 1:30pm, Young at Heart
Wednesdays, 7pm, Crafters
Wednesday (1st each month), 8pm, Worship Choir


Thursday (2nd each month), 1pm, CAMEO
6pm-7pm Kids' Choir Practice

O​ur Kids' Choir is for children aged 5+.

Members regularly attend and participate in Sunday worship

7pm-8pm Junior Band Practice

O​ur Junior Band is for children aged 7+.

Members regularly attend and participate in Sunday worship

8:15pm-10pm Senior Band Practice

Our Senior Band rehearse each week to support our worship and outreach.


4.30pm-6pm Kids Aloud

Cooked meal included!

7pm-8.30pm SAY (Salvation Army Youth)

Ways we help

Our services aren't just about the things on offer, they're also about the people who come in; people in real life situations, facing tragedies, difficulties, struggling to triumph over adversity.  But we are fuelled by the good news stories of people who have been through a tough time, but who have overcome their difficulties and are in a better place now.

The Salvation Army has a long history of offering support to people who are vulnerable or in need.  We don't judge or condemn.  We just help.

We know that things are getting hard for people - especially with cost of living rising - and we are finding that more families, people experiencing homelessness, students and older people are coming to us for support.  Our focus is on giving people a hand up, not a handout.

Working with other local agencies, we signpost appropriate services for assistance and advice; housing support, food parcels, drug and alcohol misuse, or any other issues.  On a more basic level, we offer a provision of clothing to individuals in need and have a small amount of blankets that we can hand out when needed.  We will provide goods to families or individuals referred by local agencies.


We will happily assist those who need clothing, offering a reasonable amount of clothes from our shop stock to anyone in need.  This includes people coming out of prison, those returning home from hospital, families in poverty, and the homeless.  People are regularly referred to us by The Soup Kitchen, Southport Foodbank and the NHS.


Thanks to the generosity of general public, we are able to provide a range of furniture to those in need, free of charge.  However, there are occasions when we are unable to help due to insufficient stock - this includes, but is not limited to, white goods (e.g. washing machines, refigerators) which are very rarely donated in working order.  People are regularly referred to us by Social Services and other related agencies.

Fuel Grants

Our Community Fund allows us to offer emergency fuel grants.  Many people live with a pre-pay meter for gas and electricity which is loded by a key or card and in a crisis people often have to make a choice between food or fuel; this is where we are able to help.  We will top-up a person#s key and/or card upon receipt of a referral (we CANNOT give out cash).  People are regularly referred to us by Southport Foodbank, Parenting 2000 and Social Services.


We accept referrals from many different services across Sefton: it gives us peace of mind to know the person seeking help is in receipt of advice or support from other professionals.

To refer someone for fuel or clothing, please send them with a letter of referral (and their fuel card/key as necessary) to The Salvaton Army.

To refer someone for furniture, please send a letter of referral to, FAO Peter Elliott, Community Services Manager, detailing:

  • client's name, address and telephone number;
  • furniture required (in order of necessity);
  • contact details of referee.

We will contact the client directly in order to arrange delivery of goods.  If the client is moving into a new property, please give us an indication of the expected moving date.


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The talk from our Sunday Gatherings is usually recorded and is made available as a podcast during the following week.

Search for 'Southport Salvation Army' on either iTunes podcasts or Podbean to subscribe, or look out for the recording on our Facebook page.

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Alison Hutchings

Church Leader since July 2018

Michael Hutchings

Church Leader since July 2018

Peter Elliott

Community Services Manager

Kathryn Casserley

Children, Family & Youth Ministry Team Leader

Clare Ogilvy

Office Administrator