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Building Project

The New Building Project is now Complete!

Made possible through the generosity of:




What is Connect2?

Connect2 was the name of our building project. The aim was to help connect:

Connect 2 Buildings
Church 2 Community
Immanuel 2 Southbourne

The Vision

A growing and vibrant church with  100+ years' history, we seek to serve our community through various social interactive projects and activities.

The aim has been to develop:

  • Our existing intergenerational work
  • Our youth & family work and create ‘social prescription service’
  • Our befriending activities including dementia care
  • Our educational & support computer services for older people and those requiring to access benefits.


Work Completion

The development work, with its initial estimated cost of £1.25m, finally finished in November 2018. See a timelapse of the completion of the building below, or alternatively, see photos of parts of the new building on our Bookings page.

We are still paying back approximately £100,000 in loans, which we hope to complete through various fundraising opportunities, kind donations, and the leaving of legacies. If you would like to contribute to the work of this church and its community then please get in contact with the Church Office.


Fundraising Events

We frequently run fundraising events here at the church.
Do you have any imaginative ideas for future events? Please Contact Us!

Events in the pipeline:

  • Church Meals Out
  • Barn Dance
  • Fashion Show
  • Quiz Night
  • Bournemouth Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Community Fun Day


 Building Timelapse Video