Hi! We’re Paul and Wendy Drodge, the Congregational Pastors of Family Church Waterside. As a couple, we have led the thriving Waterside congregation since it was launched in March 2011. We have two incredible kids: Elisa and Jack, who both 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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Noadswood School

North Road, Dibden Purlieu, SO45 4ZF

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Kids Church

Groups we run in Waterside

Under 2yrs

2 - YrR

Yr1 - Yr6


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 on the last Friday of the month, 7:30pm at Jones Lane Youth Club, Hythe. 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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Family Church Offices
19A The Marsh, Hythe
Southampton, SO45 6AJ