Why do we do what we do?

Why do we do what we do?

Our mission statement is:

As the body of Christ in the Polygon, we seek to love & obey God, to live out our faith by following Jesus’ example and to listen to the Holy Spirit as we share our faith with others.

  • Together with the Holy Spirit we want to make disciples to the glory of God.
  • Together we want to extend God’s kingdom here on earth in word and deed - by feeding both the spiritually & physically hungry.
  • Together we want to be welcoming to the community, helping others to come in to contact with the love of God as they come into the building.
  • We aspire to engage with our predominantly student community and help to introduce them to Jesus.

We have been serving the Polygon for over 100 years, but recognise that we now live in a very fluid community that is a student village serving the students of Southampton Solent University. We serve with Sunday services but also as a community space enjoyed by a number of different groups and charities. We reach out in a number of different and imaginative ways, partnering with various religious and non-religious organisations - Southampton City Mission, Southampton City Council, Solent University department of the Performing arts, Southern NHS trust, LIFE Church, Forward in Faith church and Creative Options. We want to make sure that the area where we worship in is a better place to live because we are here.

We are therefore in the process of developing our Grade II listed building as a resource for the wider community to make use of so that the blessings of God can be appreciated by all.