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 Memorial Day.

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

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.

Social Justice at South Church


South Church has a long-standing commitment to community health and social justice. Our members and friends serve in a number of ways, both independently and through the church. We are invested in local concerns, such as homelessness and hunger on the Seacoast, and national issues like LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) rights, environmental concerns and gun violence prevention. 



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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.