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

Fall/Winter/Spring Worship Services at 9:00am & 11:00am, beginning Sunday, September 18th.
Summer Worship, one service at 10:00am through Sunday, September 11th.

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

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve

Celebrate the wonder and beauty of Christmas at our candlelight services.  Traditional scriptural readings intertwine with singing, stories, special music and candlelight. The 5:00pm and 7:00pm services are more participatory and lively.  The 9:00pm service is calmer and more contemplative.  All ages are welcome at all services.

The church office will be closed on December 23-December 29. We will be open on December 30.


Christmas Morning

Xmas Morning Phtoo

There will be one service Christmas morning at 10:00 a.m.  Come celebrate the traditions of the season in a service led by South Church lay leader Cathy Okhuysen.  There will be no nursery care or religious education program.  All ages are welcome in the sanctuary.  



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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.