Worships in the old St Matthew’s Church in Trinity Road. They have their origins in a small group of families who formed the charity known as Southampton Asian Christian Outreach (SACO). Reaching especially those from South Asian background with all kinds of projects ranging from a local charity shop, youth clubs, BBQ’s and door visits, this small group grew into a small church (originally known as Hampshire Asian Christian Fellowship). After years of renting different spaces across the city, they bought and renovated ‘Lighthouse’ (formerly St. Matthew’s Hall) in 2006, selling the charity shop they owned. By 2009 it was clear this new space was too small, especially when hosting special events and so they set up a Building and Development Fund. When the African Caribbean Centre next door closed, they were able to buy the building in July 2017. An extensive programme of renovation has made the building watertight, stripped out the club facilities and reinstated the central space as a place of worship.


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