Southampton Centre of Mission
Tim and Kathy Hyde and Ruth Hills are based at our Centre of Mission in Southampton. Church Army has had a very long association with Southampton, so it is appropriate that it was one of the first cities in the UK where Church Army developed a Centre of Mission. Changing to meet changing needs, its work now has the scope to encourage and enable evangelism across the city from a base on the east side. Tim is based in Sholing Parish where he works alongside St. Mary’s Church, Sholing. Together they run a youth project called Impact. SCOM Lighthouse is a project that gives people opportunities to experience both practically and spiritually the deep love that God has for them. The project is currently looking at what they can do in the Varity Park area of the parish to create new opportunities for mission. Work that Tim began with dads, through lunch clubs and by praying with people on the streets is being sustained by local Christians, allowing him to move on and pioneer further projects in new locations.
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