Nurturing spiritual growth, celebrating the worth and dignity of all people, inspiring one another to act on our faith in the larger community.


Welcome! Please come and explore the rich spiritual and community life of South Church

Our Unitarian Universalist community offers an open search for spiritual fulfillment, meaning, and belonging. Thought-provoking worship, social justice, environmental activism, arts, music and a warm welcome are just some of what you’ll find at South Church. Come in and explore! - Revs. Lauren & Chris

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Sunday Services

Revs. Chris and Lauren

Summer Worship, one service at 10:00am through Sunday, September 18th.

We're located in downtown Portsmouth at 292 State Street. Read more about getting here

Summer Reading


Join us this summer in reading “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World‎,” by Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams. These two spiritual leaders celebrate their friendship and discuss how to cultivate joy and compassion in one’s life, even in difficult times.

Wherever your travels take you this summer, stay in conversation with an online discussion of the book followed by a September 27 potluck and in-person conversation. For more information, please contact Nancy Lambert at




Star Island Summer Retreat

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Make time for deepening and connecting on beautiful Star Island during the annual South Church Star Island Retreat. Click HERE for more information and to register.  



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Weddings and Rentals at South Church

Weddings at South Church

Are you looking for a unique and historic location for your upcoming wedding, meeting or live performance?  Located in beautiful downtown Portsmouth, South Church is one of the seacoast area’s premier rental facilities.

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Our Mission

At South Church, we nurture spiritual growth through worship, learning and community; we celebrate the worth and dignity of all people; and we inspire one another to act on our faith in the larger community.