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.

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The Portsmouth Academy
St. Mary’s Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PF

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Kids Church

Groups we run in Portsmouth

Creche (for babies and toddlers)

For preschoolers

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.

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