COVID-19: It’s all a bit different, but the church is alive!

You are welcome at
St John’s Locks Heath

Find a community of life, hope and joy. Come and be a part of this friendly, growing church for all ages.

Got big questions?
Try Alpha

Food, a talk, discussion – for free. A great place to explore life’s big questions.


NEXT COURSE: 23/9/202


Worship for the whole family

We are now open on Sundays for services. You need to let us know you are coming, as places are limited under the current restrictions

Life, hope, joy

St John’s Locks Heath is a place of Life, Hope and Joy. You can be part of this friendly, growing church for all ages. In worship here you will find the love of Jesus and the power of his Spirit at work in us. Everyone is welcome to help reach out with the love of Jesus to bring hope and change to our world. You are welcome here.

Get involved

Worship services

You can worship God in our services on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Sun 8.00am – 45 minutes

A quieter said service of holy communion

Sun 9.15am – 60 minutes

Holy communion with hymns, an organ and choir

Sun 10.45am – 60 minutes

Contemporary worship with a band

Weds 9.30am – 45 minutes

A said service of holy communion


If you’ve got questions, Alpha is for you. It’s a great place to explore life’s big questions – nothing too big, too small or out of bounds.

Meeting once a week, every session involves food, a talk and discussion. There’s no cost and no commitment if you don’t get on with it.

Children, young people and families

St John’s Locks Heath is a great place for people of all ages and for families.


  • Toddler group – every Thursday during term time
  • Messy Church – every second Wednesday afternoon

Primary school

  • Ignite (for Key Stage 2 children) – every third Tuesday
  • Messy Church – every second Wednesday afternoon

Youth 11 years and over

  • Connect (school year 6+) – Sunday evenings


  • Groups for children and young people run alongside our main services on a Sunday

What’s coming up

Take a look at what’s happening this month.

Church Reopening

As well as being open for personal prayer Mon-Fri 9am-12 noon, we opened our church for Sunday services from August 16th.  For details click here

You will be required to book if you wish to attend.  Click here to book 

Sunday 27 September – Harvest Festival

We’re celebrating Harvest! We’d love everyone to express their gratitude to God by making a donation to the Essential Supplies scheme organised by Fareham Borough Council. There are drop off points at many local supermarkets, at Acts of Kindness collections points and at Waypoint Church. Find out more here:

Because of Covid restrictions we are not organising a collection of donations at St John’s this year. 

This will also be Rev. Gavin Fosters last Sunday as the Vicar of St John’s so they’ll be some ‘extras’ in the service, as we say are goodbyes.

4th October 2020, 12:30pm

Our curate, Mike Moritz, will be ordained on the 4th October, and while we have to keep attendence limited inside the church (invitation only) we will all be able to share in this important part of Mike’s journey through livestream on our YouTube channel 

Meet the team

Gavin Foster

Gavin Foster


Mike Moritz

Mike Moritz


Hazel Foster

Hazel Foster

Children & Families Team Leader

Trevor Pritchard

Trevor Pritchard


Linda Miatt

Linda Miatt


Abi Elshaw

Abi Elshaw

Operations Manager

Liz Morgan

Liz Morgan

Vicar’s PA

Roger Pickard

Roger Pickard


Get in touch

Find St John’s Locks Heath on the corner of Church Road and Locks Heath Park Road.

There is plenty of parking in our two car parks and in the surrounding streets.


01489 578 082



7 Church Road, Locks Heath, Southampton, SO31 6LW


St John’s Locks Heath is committed to being a safer church for everyone, especially for children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable. We are committed to the national legal and procedural frameworks of the Church of England and the Diocese of Portsmouth.