Welcome to all University of Portsmouth students!

Immanuel Baptist Church has a small but diverse congregation with members from around the world. We are an inclusive and welcoming church, and believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is meant for EVERYONE. Although we often fall short, we strive to live the Word in all that we do and are. We are a true family of believers, supporting one another where there is need and sharing Christ’s love through our service to others.

Our Sunday morning services are taken by our interim minister Jim Thomas and a range of visiting speakers. Throughout the year, we enjoy a programme of social events through which we seek to build relationships with one another and with our neighbours in Fratton and Southsea. We are blessed to be the home church for the youth charity Spirit in Sport which offers a range of events, sporting activities and training opportunities for young people.


Immanuel Baptist Church is located at the top of Victoria Road North, in a prominent position in Southsea, Portsmouth.

We welcome everyone to our church who would like to find out more about our beliefs and how we integrate Jesus into our everyday lives.

At Immanuel, we have a living relationship with our Almighty Father through our faith in His son Jesus Christ who was sent to live in this world and die in our place so that the relationship which human rebellion broke apart could be restored.

We may come from different countries and different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, but everyone at Immanuel is a child of God and knows His everlasting love.  Our lives have been changed through our faith in Jesus Christ and it is our heart’s desire to be witnesses to the love, grace and eternal hope we know as Christians.

We hope that whatever contact you have with us – be it through the internet or face to face – you’ll feel welcomed by real people living in the real world, who have discovered that Jesus Christ is real!