Vision, Values and Story


Our vision is to be “a large, vibrant, worshipping church community, based in Romsey, enabling as many people as possible to find and follow Jesus.” We do this by ensuring that our values underpin everything we do. We try and embody these values outside of our Sunday morning meetings. Our core values are:
Encounter – “Everyone can experience God”
Gather – “Together is always better”
Grow – “No-one is finished yet”
Influence – “Everyone can create change”

We stand on the shoulders of giants. Freedom Church is result of a God-soaked history. Our story begins when the foundations of Freedom Church were laid in 1978, when four people started meeting in a home. This group rapidly grew and Romsey Christian Fellowship was formed, meeting at the English Court, Alma Road. The vision was to do Church differently! By 1981 this Church of 40 was renamed New Life Church and, as it continued to grow, in started to meet in larger premises throughout the town, including the Crossfield Hall and, more recently, The Romsey School. After 30 years of leadership Pastor Peter Light retired in 2013, when the current Senior Leader Sim Dendy took over. In 2015, in order to mark a number of significant changes including the setting up of a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre and the Romsey Foodbank, the name was changed to Freedom Church. Since 2017 we have been actively pursuing the dream of establishing a permanent home for Freedom Church in Romsey.
Freedom Church currently meets at Romsey School every Sunday. We have an office space on a local industrial estate which we are based out of during the week. We are part of “Churches Together in Romsey”.