New to St Simon’s?

  • we offer you a warm welcome at 10.30am every Sunday
  • we invite you to special services and social events
  • we offer you opportunities to connect with regular church activities
  • we offer opportunities to learn more about our Christian faith.

For our congregation

  • we offer opportunities to develop a deeper relationship with God
  • we grow through discipleship
  • we offer short study courses in small groups
  • we offer opportunities to learn how to witness and share our faith with others
  • we endeavour to provide a place in a small, weekday ‘home’ group for everyone who wants a place.

Mission team

Each year the church gives at least 10% of its unrestricted income to home and overseas mission work. Our church committee canvasses our congregation for ideas on which charities should be supported and six are identified; two each of a local, national and international focus in their work.

Local charities we support

Faith and Football logo. Blue with a Christian cross forming a plus symbol to denote the word ‘and’.
Faith & Football are a Portsmouth based Christian charity who run community and educational programmes across the city with local schools, colleges, churches and businesses.
Bereaved Families Holiday Fund.
The Bereaved Families Holiday Fund supports bereaved children by enabling their families to go on holiday.

National charities we support

Beyond the Streets logo: dark green with a road symbol.
Beyond the Streets is a UK charity who sees the possibility of life beyond sexual exploitation, working to see women safe from coercion, violence and abuse.
Frontline Debt Advice logo: blue with an arrow device.
Frontline Debt Advice (UK) offer free debt advice, free welfare benefit advice, and training in both. Their nearest branches are in Paulsgrove and Hayling Island.

International charities we support

Flame International logo: dark red flame symbol above the word ‘Flame’.
Flame International gathers, trains and equips appropriate mission teams to work with leaders, communities and nations to set people free from the pain and trauma of war, terror or oppression.
Logo for ‘Joshua FM 93.5, the voice of life and peace’: black text on a marigold yellow ground with a symbol of musical notes emanating from a figure of Joshua blowing a horn.
Joshua 93.5 FM is a community-based family orientated radio station in north-east Uganda’s Katakwi District, seeking to promote peace, reconstruction and regional development.

Sunday Suppers

Every Sunday evening, we offer support and freshly-cooked food to people in need. But it’s about so much more than the food…

Tables, chairs and place settings set out for Sunday Suppers in St Simon’s lower hall.

Our local partnership

We work with and mutually support the churches of St Jude’s and St Margaret’s, both of whom share our approach to ministry. They are each about one kilometre (two thirds of a mile) from us.

A map of southern Southsea showing the locations of St Simon’s, St Jude’s and St Margaret’s churches within a roughly 2km by 1.5km area. St Simon’s is approximately  equidistant between St Jude’s to the north west and St Margaret’s to the north east. Both are about one kilometre away.

We have three ways in which you can financially support our work, via Give A Little:

  1. Help us with general upkeep
  2. Help us run Sunday Suppers
  3. Help us heat St Simon’s

To learn more about how we use donations, please contact us.