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


We have two services: 9:00 am and 11:00 am through May 20, 2018. 

We have one service at 10:00 am from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018, and will return to 2 services on September 9. 

Our church is located in downtown Portsmouth at 292 State Street, and our staff offices are located at 73 Court Street in Portsmouth.

Our offices are open Tuesday through Friday from 9am-2pm.

Ministerial Sabbatical


The purpose of a ministerial sabbatical is to provide a period of refreshment and renewal for both the ministers and the congregation. Revs Lauren and Chris are planning a joint, four month sabbatical period beginning on January 29 and lasting to June 3, 2018. Learn more about the sabbatical.

Pocket Garden Tour


This year marks the 29th (yes, 29th!) annual Pocket Garden Tour of Portsmouth! Click HERE for more information, and check back for updates! 

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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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South Church singing group

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.