Est.1825 Portsmouth


We’re Mark and Sarah Carter and we have been leading young adult & student ministry since 2009, launching the Established 1825 congregation in 2012. We desire to see young adults succeed in their workplaces, families, relationships and studies, and that’s why we do what we do.

Young Adult Church in Portsmouth

We tailor our messages specifically to address issues surrounding young adults and equipping them to do life well, being an example to all believers in speech, conduct, love and purity (1 Timothy 4:12). We call ourselves “Established 1825” as we believe 18-25 are the years where individuals establish their lives in God and define themselves as independent adults.

Student Church for Portsmouth Uni Students

For students from Portsmouth University we’re so excited to welcome you to our city, and hope you can call Family Church your home. We hold a meal in October where you can meet us and also meet members of the Christian Union if you haven’t done so already. We have many students in their second and third year who will be happy to help you settle in, if you’re in our morning congregation in Portsmouth you’ll find them hanging around a student banner in the coffee hall.

Sunday Evening Church

If you’re a student or a young adult (aged 18+) you are so welcome to come along to our meetings on Sunday evenings. We are very friendly and will encourage you to stay after the meeting for a cuppa so you can get to know us. We offer free lifts, text “LIFT” + your name to 07507 331724, and we will get back to you to arrange.

We meet at the Empower Centre, Portsmouth every Sunday evening at 6:30pm, come early to say “hi” before we start. Occasionally we mix things up for socials,seminars or road trips - so it’s good to keep an eye on our Facebook Page, Instagram, or the Family Church app, to make sure you’re in the right place at the right time. Scroll down to see what’s coming up with Established Portsmouth congregation.

As well as our Sunday evening meetings we have a Connect Group that meets on a Thursday evening to unpack Sunday’s message. We also have a ladies  Connect Group that meet monthly for breakfast, and occasionally we run seminars to address specific topics, like dating and creation science.

We hope you will come and see us soon!

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Empower Centre Portsmouth
83-87 Kingston Road, Portsmouth

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Empower Centre Portsmouth
83-87 Kingston Road
Portsmouth PO2 7DX