We’re Steuart & Carla Payne, the Congregational Pastors of Family Church Portsmouth. We’ve been working alongside Andy & Gina, our Senior Pastors, since 1998, soon after they started Family Church. We have served as leaders in the Portsmouth congregation throughout this time, as well as being involved with establishing other Family Church congregations. We have two sons, Corban and Elliot, who love church and, as a family, we are hugely passionate about building the local church and seeing people discover their God-given purpose and potential.
We’d love to see you at one of our services soon. We meet every Sunday at The Portsmouth Academy (on the corner of Fratton Road/St. Mary's Road). A massive welcome awaits you, your friends and your family and we have a team on hand every week to specifically serve and assist you as a first-time guest in any way they can. During the rest of the week we run many other church activities and community programmes at our own building, the Empower Centre Portsmouth (83-87 Kingston Road).
On a Sunday, if you are a family attending with children, you'll be able to sign your children into their very own age-specific program for a fun-filled time during the service. Each week we have a time of praise and worship led by our band followed by some relevant and practical Bible-based teaching that you'll be able to apply in your everyday life.
Beyond Sunday mornings, there is loads to get involved with at Family Church Portsmouth. We have a number of Connect Groups and discipleship courses running throughout the week, a range of social events always going on, and loads more - you'll never get bored in Family Church!
So whatever your age or background - whether you’re new to the area, looking for a refreshing church experience, or simply inquisitive about the whole ‘God thing’, we'd love you to come and visit us soon – we can’t wait to meet you!
The Portsmouth Academy
St. Mary’s Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PF
How To Get There
Groups we run in Portsmouth
Creche (for babies and toddlers)
YrR to Yr2
Yr3 to Yr6
For our special children
Ignition runs every Sunday for those in school years 7 to 9. Each week we start out in the main service, but then leave for Ignition after the worship. Our heart is for our young people to develop their own personal relationship with God and to know Him for themselves, believing wholeheartedly that ‘Those who KNOW their God will do great exploits.’ (Daniel 11:32)
Throughout the year we also run Encounter Nights, trips and socials. This is a great opportunity for the young people to build on their friendships within Ignition and have a LOT of fun.
Momentum Youth welcomes everyone aged 11-18. We meet every Friday, 7:00pm at the Empower Centre Portsmouth. We have loads of fun stuff going on every Friday night - plus trips and socials in the school holidays, including our annual Summer Camp. We take God seriously, raising up a generation of disciples who love God with all their heart and live for the cause of God’s Kingdom.Visit Momentum Facebook Page