for international students in Southampton and Winchester

Past Events (Page 2)

Want to get a flavour of what is on throughout the year?  You can scroll through some of our previous events here.

New Forest Walk

A trip to the New Forest Walk (travelling by train from Southampton Central Staion).  Please meet the group at the station at 9.25am. The train will leave Southampton Central station at 9:54 a.m. to Ashurst. You will need to bring money for train fare (£4.90 off peak return). Please arrive at the train station (Asda / Toys…

A Jane Austen Evening with Dr Nigel Paterson.

All are welcome to join us, whether you know lots about Jane Austen or little, Nigel will speak about Jane Austen’s life and works for about an hour. There will be drinks and snacks available before and after his talk giving the opportunity to catch up with friends after the Christmas break. Please book free…

Spring 2019 Programme

Here is our provisional programme for Spring 2019, we don’t have too many events over the exam period in January, as we know many of you are busy studying!  We’ll have more details soon, including times, for these events.   JANUARY 2019 Fri 4  – 7.30-9.30pm Jane Austen evening, Portswood Church Sat 19   – New…

Christmas Meal

Ticket update: There are still some tickets left for our Christmas Meal on Thursday. If you would like to buy a ticket, or buy one for a friend if you are already coming, then please contact us  We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you. #Starting at 12.45pm and finishing at 4pm. We will enjoy a…

Fireside Carols

You are invited to one of two local homes for the evening, to sit around a fire, and listen to music and readings which tell the story of the first Christmas and enjoy some snacks (special Christmas food). We will have around 45 minutes of music and readings, followed by snacks. (please note this is…

Fireside Carols

You are invited to one of two local homes for the evening, to sit around a fire, and listen to music and readings which tell the story of the first Christmas and enjoy some snacks (special Christmas food). We will have around 45 minutes of music and readings, followed by snacks. (please note this is…

iCafe – every Monday in term time

International students are invited to come to iCafe, hosted by students from the iCafé team, from Southampton University Christian Union.   (NB This is not a Friends International Event) Southampton University Christian Union students organize iCafé, which meets every Monday in term time, and welcomes new (and returning) international students. There is no need to…

Christmas Baking

Each year we hold a popular baking evening, where you can learn how to make traditional english baked goods (such as cakes, biscuits as scones). This term we have a Christmas baking evening, when you will have the opportunity to join some local families in their homes (in small groups) and to make some goodies that we…

Global Café Central

Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7-9pm at Lighthouse Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB With Christmas Celebrations this week. Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7pm to 9pm at Southampton Lighthouse International Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB. Global Cafe Central at Lighthouse is run by Lighthouse Church and Friends International volunteers,…

Christmas Carols by Candlelight

Come and celebrate Christmas with traditional Christmas carols (songs), readings from the Bible, a talk about the meaning of Christmas and prayers. This service is so popular that the same service is repeated at four different times:  3:45, 5:30, 7:15, and 9pm (the middle two are the busiest services, so come to the 3.45pm or…